2021 Video Photojournalism Division Chairperson

Brett Akagi is a 2021 BOP Judge

Brett Akagi

Brett is the chair for the Video Photojournalism division. An NPPA BOP Runner-Up Photographer of the Year, as the director of photography at KARE11, he led his staff to four NPPA BOP Large Market Station of the Year awards. Brett won NPPA regional photographer of the year, four years in a row. He earned national Edward R. Murrow awards at KARE11 and the Star Tribune, and regional Murrows at KARE11, the Star Tribune and KCTV5. He also has 24 regional Emmys from his work in four newsrooms. Some of his work was highlighted in the first edition of Al Tompkins’ book, “Aim for the Heart.”