Outdoor Television Show “Tennessee Uncharted” Wins Regional Emmy

Season three currently streaming and airing on public television stations in Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn. — The outdoor lifestyle television show “Tennessee Uncharted” has won in the Writer/Program category of the Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The award marks the show’s first regional Emmy from its fourth nomination in two years. Winners were announced on January 21, 2017.

Producer Taylor Walters and host Erick Baker have each won their first Emmy® for writing on “Tennessee Uncharted,” and were also nominated in the Informational/Instructional Series category alongside Executive Producers Bryan Allen, Don King, Joseph Nother and Brandon Rochelle.

The Nashville Chapter of NATAS announced the winners at its 31st annual gala, which was held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee, this past weekend.

“We are extremely proud to have our work be recognized by our peers,” said Joseph Nother, Executive Producer and Creative Director at Designsensory. “The writing and storytelling have always been the strong points of the show.”

“Tennessee Uncharted” is currently airing season three. The popular outdoor show features some of Tennessee’s most unique locations, interesting residents, outstanding recreational activities and deep-rooted culture. Each weekly show highlights adventures such as falconry, skydiving and caving, as well as traditional hunting and fishing. A West Tennessee native and acclaimed for his music, Baker brings an everyman approach to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) show, grounded in his childhood experiences in the Tennessee outdoors.

“Taylor and Erick have been very successful at expressing the vision of what we set out to do with the concept—which ultimately is a love poem to our wonderful home state of Tennessee, its people and our shared culture, rooted in the outdoors,” said Nother.

“Tennessee Uncharted” can be seen on local public television stations, statewide on The Tennessee Channel, on YouTube and on the online streaming service from TWRA, TWRA.tv.

For more information on “Tennessee Uncharted,” visit TNUncharted.com.


“Tennessee Uncharted” is produced in close partnership between Knoxville-based agency Designsensory and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The production partner is PopFizz. In 2015, the show was awarded first place for a television series by the Association for Conservation Information. “Tennessee Uncharted” can be seen across the state on public television stations. For more information on “Tennessee Uncharted,” visit TNUncharted.com.