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Halley O’Brien Receives Heartland Emmy Nomination

Halley O’Brien Receives Heartland Emmy Nomination

It’s officially Emmy season, and chapters all across the country are beginning to announce their nominations. This year, the Heartland Chapter has honored Halley O’Brien with a nomination in the craft category of Talent/Host/Performer for her work with The Weather Channels’ Local Now, The Snow Report presented by SKI Magazine, as well as her role as digital host for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Final.

Check out some of the nominated pieces:

SnoCountry Snapshot Receives Boston Emmy Nomination

SnoCountry Snapshot Receives Boston Emmy Nomination

SnoCountry, Inc. is proud to announce Snapshot television host Halley O’Brien, is in contention for an Emmy® Award in the Boston/New England NATAS Chapter.

The SnoCountry Snapshot is television’s #1 lifestyle winter report show, featuring host and executive producer, Halley O’Brien. Each week throughout the winter, Halley and her team visit the best winter resort destinations from New England to the Rocky Mountains, with each show designed to showcase current conditions and celebrate the winter lifestyle.

“This is the sixth season of the Snapshot, and when I’m out on the slopes surrounded by winter’s most beautiful scenery alongside the resort teams,

passionate skiers and riders, and our production crew, I just can’t believe this is what I get to do for a living,” says O’Brien. “It’s an incredible privilege to design and share stories that help inspire people to get outside during the winter months, have fun, and create memories with their friends and family.”


The SnoCountry Snapshot’s action-packed content tells the story of skiing and snowboarding. The Snapshot’s syndicated television network reaches affiliate stations in the nation’s top media markets, reaching an audience of more than 48 million viewers with each episode and is backed up by the world’s most reliable snow reporting service, serving more than 3,500 affiliates including Google, Microsoft, the Associated Press and more than 500 radio stations across North America.

Halley comes from a heralded career in the snowsports and resorts business. This is the first Emmy® Nomination for Halley as host of the SnoCountry Snapshot, and her third nomination overall. The two prior nominations came last spring for her work on The Snow Report Show presented by SKI Magazine.

The Boston/New England Emmy® Gala will be held June 2, in Boston.

SnoCountry SnapShot episodes are available at, including some of this past season’s favorites from Jay PeakSugarbush, and Crested Butte.

The Snow Report Nominated for Two Regional Emmy Awards

The Snow Report Nominated for Two Regional Emmy Awards

SKI Magazine’s humorous sketch video series, “The Snow Report with Halley O’Brien,” has two episodes in contention at the Heartland Regional Emmy® Competition. The news has been well-received by everyone who poured heart and soul into the three-year-old series’ production.

“It’s both exciting and an honor to see The Snow Report Show recognized for its storytelling, nominated alongside so many other talented broadcasters, journalists, on-camera personalities, and other programming,” says Halley O’Brien, creator and host of The Snow Report Show.

The Snow Report’s approachable content, as well as its impressive roster of partner ski resorts throughout North America, helps tell the story of skiing and snowboarding to a broader audience.

“The Snow Report was designed to get people talking about snowsports whether they ski 5 days or 50 days that season. By using relatable humor to discuss what’s trending throughout winter sports, we can entertain and connect to more than just the core skier and rider. We don’t take winter seriously, and we like it that way,” Halley explains.

With 16 episodes on slated for the 2017-18 ski season, SKI Magazine and Halley O’Brien Productions look forward to building on the show’s successes.

Halley writes, hosts, and produces The Snow Report and comes from a heralded career in the snowsports and resorts business. These are the first Emmy® Nominations for The Snow Report, which launched in fall of 2015. The show has become a viral sensation, reaching 8.4 million people in its debut season. In 2016, The Snow Report was also recognized as an IMAG Imagination Award finalist in the digital category, and was named a finalist by the National Ski Areas Association for Best Use of Video.

The Heartland Regional Emmy® Gala will be held July 15, in Denver. Stay tuned for an update after the awards show. The two nominated episodes, “Gear and Beer” and “Avalanche Cats at Copper Mountain,” can be viewed here:

Nominated for Short Format Program, Entertainment

Nominated for Talent/Host