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Halley O’Brien Nominated for Regional Emmy

Halley O’Brien Nominated for Regional Emmy

Halley O’Brien, host of The Snow Report Show, has been honored with her fifth Regional Emmy® nomination for her work as on-camera talent during the show’s 2018-2019 run. The show’s fourth season was filled with accidental bachelor party guests, doggy après, ski area ASMR, gear, beer, and snow from coast to coast.

“I absolutely love this show and the community we’ve built over the last four years, and I couldn’t be prouder of the quality content we produce every week throughout the winter season,” says host and executive producer O’Brien.

“The Snow Report Show lets us share our passion for snow sports while not taking ourselves too seriously. It’s a perfect blend and it resonates with likeminded people across the country,” O’Brien continues. “I love what I do, and I’m so honored to have this work recognized and celebrated by the Heartland NATAS.

Watch more: The Snow Report Show with Halley O’Brien

Halley O’Brien hard at work at Aspen Snowmass, Colo.

The Snow Report’s relatable humor and authentic winter storytelling, as well as its extensive roster of partner ski resorts throughout North America, helps promote skiing and snowboarding to a broad, inclusive audience.

Earlier this year, O’Brien received the North American Snowsports Journalism Association’s Mitch Kaplan Award for 2019, which is “presented to the journalist whose work and spirit best captures the enthusiasm and dedication of the late Mitch Kaplan, NASJA’s former secretary-treasurer.”

Read more: Halley O’Brien wins 2019 Mitch Kaplan Award

While we wait for the winners of the 2019 Heartland Regional Emmy® Awards to be announced on July 20—and for the snow to start falling again—enjoy this montage of some of our favorite moments from Season 4!

Best of The Snow Report Show with Halley O’Brien 2018/2019 Season

Halley O’Brien Named New Host For Local Now NYC

Halley O’Brien Named New Host For Local Now NYC

Get ready, New York City. Halley O’Brien has joined Local Now New York City to bring you all sorts of fun, delicious and interesting tidbits of information as it pertains to the Big Apple.

In fact, do you know why New York City is called the Big Apple? Find out here, in one of Halley’s recent episodes of Local Now Explains.

“I love learning more about New York City through my research for Local Now Explains. These segments provide lighthearted journalism and fun facts about the city that even the most hardcore New Yorker might not know. It’s such a fun project,” explains O’Brien, who serves as a writer, producer and host of the series.

Halley and Local Now’s diverse team of passionate foodies will also scour the city to find the best bites in Food & Booze, a short-form series guaranteed to make you hungry and help you find your next great meal.

“Local Now is the premier local streaming news service in the market today,” said George Callard, president, The Weather Channel television network.

Powered by The Weather Channel television network and content partners, Local Now delivers real-time, localized information about current events, weather, lifestyle, sports, business, and traffic to hundreds of markets across the U.S.

“Local Now is supported by a one-of-a-kind technology stack that allows our internal teams to deliver highly-custom locally-relevant content to our users which is unmatched by any other content provider in the market,” said Jeremy Jones, head of product and innovation, Local Now.

Halley began working with the platform in 2017, when she created episodes around Denver’s must-try food and booze scene. Halley has also been a regular outdoor adventure contributor to The Weather Channel since 2012.

Local Now is streaming content specific to major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington DC. Recently, Local Now re-launched on Sling TV, which is one of the largest platforms for Local Now consumption in the market.

Catch all that Local Now has to offer in your city at:

Beginners Guide to Snowboarding

Beginners Guide to Snowboarding

Have a friend or family member interested in learning to snowboard? We’ve got the perfect video series for you and them.

The Beginners Guide to Snowboarding a free YouTube series for people interested in skiing to get familiar with the basics before setting foot on snow. This 3-part series featuring host and executive producer, Halley O’Brien and AASI National Team Member, Chris Rogers will show the viewer simple tips and tricks to put on their boots, carry their equipment, and start making moves on snow. Let’s “unbox” the sport.

Video 1: Learn About Snowboard Gear (3:16)
See how a snowboard works, learn what socks to wear, watch how to put on your boots and snowboard, and see how to carry a snowboard.

Video 2: Basic Movements on Snow (2:56)
Watch how to get around on your snowboard on the snow, learn how to get up from a sitting position, and see how to move uphill.

Video 3: Getting Around on a Snowboard (5:03)
Watch how to stop on a snowboard, how to turn, and how to get on and off a chairlift.