June 2016
Special  Emmy® Awards Gala  Issue
June 2016 "Off Camera:"
EMMY® 2016: Dual LIVE Webcast To Spotlight Awards, Red Carper Interviews
EMMY® 2016: Board of Governors Prep For Center Stage Spotlight
EMMY® 2016: 10 Fast Facts About the Emmy Statuette
EMMY® 2016: KNTV, KUVS Lead With Emmy Nominations
KXTV News Director Jerome Parra Exits Station
Banner Year For NATAS High School Awards
KCRA Hosts Pair of Political Denates
KICU Rebranding; KTVU Sister Station Is Now KTVU Plus
The Health Reporter: Discomfort Food
On The Move
Our People: KGO-TV's Stan Wong
The Future Of TV Journalism?
Next TV San Francisco Webcast June 25
Goodbye, Hawaii Television
Hawaii TV Reporter Graduates From College
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EMMY® 2016
Dual LIVE Webcast To Spotlight 
June 4 Emmy® Gala In S.F.,
Red Carpet Interviews
Board of Governors To Present Honors

       The evening's glitz, glamour and sparkle of the 45th Northern California Area Emmy ® Awards in San Francisco on Saturday, June 4, will be spotlighted via a LIVE, dual webcast featuring the awards ceremonies and the Red Carpet interviews. 
       The dual webcast will allow online viewers all over the world to watch LIVE, streaming content of both the Emmy® Awards on-stage ceremony and the Red Carpet interviews at  www.emmysf.tv, accessible via desktop and laptop computers, tablets and mobile devices. 
       The dual webcast begins at 7 p.m. For the second consecutive year, television's biggest event of the year will be held at San Francisco's classy SFJAZZ Center. 
       For those attending the Gala, a dd #EmmySF to all of your Emmy® Gala posts to s hare memorable moments with your friends, colleagues and family. 
       Follow us on  Twitter ( twitter.com/EmmySFTV) and "Like" us on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/emmysftv). Individual recipient speeches will be posted to NATAS SF's channel on  YouTube ( Emmy SF TV).
       This year, half of the current Board of Governors of the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will serve on-stage as presenters.
        Karen Sutton, a Chapter Governor and chairperson of the Chapter's Emmy® Gala Committee, will be first on stage to kick off the Gala festivities and offer welcoming remarks to the evening's attendees. 
       Outgoing Chapter President Keith Sanders, of San Jose State University, whose term wraps up June 30 after four years as Chapter president, will be joined by Chapter President-Elect Steve Shlisky, of KTVU FOX 2, when the two present for several categories. 
       Other officers and governors presenting awards to recipients throughout the evening will be: Terri Russell of KOLO 8 and John Odell of City College of San Francisco (emeritus); Wayne Freedman of KGO-TV ABC7; Alison Gibson of Media Cool and Brian Johnson of KFSN ABC30; Luis Godinez of KDTV Univision 14 and Pablo Iacub of KUVS Univision 19; Kim Stephens and Erik Rosales, both of KMPH FOX 26; Cynthia Zeiden of Zeiden Media and Manny Ramos of Manny Ramos Communications; Noemi Zeigler Sanchez of Laney College and Randy Forsman of KCRA 3; Julie Watts of KPIX 5; Andi Guevara of KTVN 2 and George Lang of The Big Picture; Melanie Woodrow of KGO-TV ABC7 and Kevin Wing of ABC News; and Don Sanchez, of KGO-TV ABC7 (retired). 
      A pair of prestigious Governors' Awards being bestowed upon two distinguished recipients that evening, Shlisky will present the honor to honoree  Dr. Herbert Zettl.
      Joyce Mitchell, of 4 U Productions, will present the second Governors' Award to honoree Stan Atkinson
      Atkinson and Zettl, and the evening's Emmy® recipients, will be escorted from the stage to the Joe Henderson Lab for Red Carpet photographs and interviews, all of which will be co-hosted once again by the trio of Da Lin of KPIX 5, Kim Stephens of KMPH Fox 26 and Kevin Wing of ABC News.
        This year's program will be an intimate and memorable experience. The black-tie evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres of charcuterie and cheese platters followed by hearty hors d'oeuvres served from 8 to 10 p.m. Later in the evening, there will be a presentation of dessert stations from 10 to 11 p.m. Food stations and No-host bars will be provided throughout the evening in the lobby and on the second floor. Attendees may  take drinks into the auditorium. 
      The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Robert N. Miner Auditorium with reserved seating. The Marcus Shelby Trio will be performing live jazz music throughout the evening beginning with our own "Emmy® Etiquette Sing-Along."
     All seats are by reservation only and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $100 each for Floor and Main Hall seats; all other seats are $90.

Emmy® Awards Gala Info:  http://emmysf.tv/awards-2/

EMMY® 2016
10 Fast Facts About The Emmy® Statuette

       Ever wonder how the concept of the celebrated Emmy® statuette came to be? We at Off Camera thought you might like to know more about the origin of the statuette, how it was designed, how it was named, and so much more.  Read on for 10 Fast Facts about the Emmy® statuette:

1. Television engineer Louis McManus created the Emmy® statuette design using an image of his wife as the model.
2. The Academy rejected 47 other proposals before choosing McManus' design in 1948.
3. The statuette's winged woman represents the muse of the arts, and the atom represents science.
4. Academy founder Syd Cassyd originally proposed to name the statue "Ike" -- the slang word for a television tube. But, in the 1950s, "Ike" was the nickname of war hero and soon-to-be President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Instead, the Academy named the statue after a popular camera at the time, the "Immy." A couple of years later, the Academy changed the name to "Emmy" to better correspond to the female statuette.
5. The Academy held the first Emmy® Awards ceremony on Jan. 25, 1949, at the Hollywood Athletic Club. Only Los Angeles programming was eligible to receive Emmy® Awards (or "Immys" at the time). A total of six awards were given out.
6. Tickets to the first Emmy® Awards show were $5.00. Presently, the highest face-value ticket is $400.
7. The first Emmy® Award ever presented was for Outstanding Television Personality. Ironically, it was presented to a puppet. More specifically, the honor was presented to ventriloquist Shirley Dinsdale for the children's show, Judy Splinters.
8. National Emmy® Awards weigh nearly seven pounds and are composed of copper, nickel, gold and silver. Regional Emmy® Awards weigh about three pounds.
9. Regional Emmy® statuettes are manufactured by Chicago-based R.S. Owens & Co.
10. NATAS chapters across the country will present more than 2,000 regional Emmy® statuettes in 2016. The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter presents a statuette to each person listed on the recipient entry form.

(Source: Emmy® Almanac.)

EMMY® 2016
Record Number of Emmy® Entries
Received for June 4 Emmy® Gala in S.F. 

      A  record number of 757 English and 179 Spanish entries were received in 67 categories for the 45th Northern California Area Emmy Awards. 
      A minimum of seven peer judges from other NATAS chapters scored each entry on a scale from 1 to 10 on content, creativity and execution. Craft categories and were judged only on creativity and execution. The total score was divided by the number of judges. The mean score was sorted from highest to lowest in each category. The Chapter Awards Committee looked at blind scores (not knowing the category) and decided on the cut-off number for nominations and recipients. The results were tabulated by the Chapter's accounting firm, Spalding and Company. 
      To view this year's Emmy® nominees, please click the link below:

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KXTV News Chief Leaves After Four Years
Jerome Parra: Ready For "A New Chapter In My Career"
          Jerome Parra, a respected former assignment editor and writer at Sacramento's KXTV for
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many years before returning to the station in 2012 to be its news director, has left the station.
         Parra's last day was May 27.
         Before rejoining KXTV four years ago, Parra was assistant news director at KPNX in Phoenix. 
         In a memo to newsroom staff before his departure, Parra said, "I am looking forward to what's next."
         Parra began his career at KXTV in 1990. He eventually moved to Arizona, where he became news director at a station in Flagstaff. He then moved to Phoenix to become an assignment editor at a station there before joining KPNX as assistant news director. 
         "I'm very proud of the work we've done together over the last four years," Parra expressed in his staff memo. "I know this team will grow creatively and have a bright future. The time is right for a new chapter in my career. I am looking forward to what's next. Thank you for a professionally rewarding and fun experience."
Banner Year for NATAS High School Awards
Record Number of Excellence Honors Throughout West
By Steve Shlisky
Chapter Education Chairperson
       A record 13 Pillars for Excellence and 13 Certificates for Merit were awarded to our chapter high schools. The Board of Governors of the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015-1016 Regional Student Television Awards for Excellence.
      Wai'anae High School, Wai'anae, HI, made chapter history with eight Pillars. They received two Merit awards as well. The Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, received three Pillars and two Merit awards.  Franklin High School, Elk Grove and Moanalua High School, Honolulu, had a Pillar and Merit award each.  Maui High School, Kahului, and Whitney High School, Rocklin, each received three Merit awards.  Sheldon High School, Sacramento has a Merit Award.  Steve Shlisky of KTVU and the Chapter's education chairperson says "each year the high school entries show a marked improvement, a testament to the high-quality media programs taught in northern California, Hawaii and Nevada. I cannot wait to see what is in store for next year. Check with our website soon to see this year's outstanding work - www.emmysf.tv, click on students." 
      Entries were submitted by High Schools with media programs in the chapter's region, Visalia to the Oregon border including Reno, Nevada and Hawaii, for work done during the 2015-16 school year.  The "Award for Excellence," an engraved glass pillar, is presented to the school with each student recipient receiving a certificate.  The "Award for Merit" each student receives is a certificate.  A total of 61 entries from 14 high schools were entered.  
      For the first time this year, the Pillar "Award of Excellence" recipients will move forward to a national competition between all 19 national NATAS chapters. 

     The complete list of recipients follows:     

     High School - Newscast Award of Excellence: Searider Productions Wai'anae High School,  Wai'anae, HI, "Searider News," Crystal Cebedo, Diamond Tuisano, Producers; Jazmine Calixtro, Sports Editor; Jaena Campos, Wainani Wetter, Reporters; Tyler Bright, Deana Goslin, Anthea Hamilton, Jazlyn Puaoi, Olivia Quismondo, Elizabeth Ufi, Amy Vitale, Hiilani Yin, Chloe Yniguez, Reporter/Photographers; Tyler Chanthakham, Head Photographer; Mahealani Nieto Lopes, Chrisann Rabanes, Photographers; Cayla Paulo, Web; John Allen III, Advisor. Awarde of Merit: Whitney High School WCTV19, Rocklin, CA, "Unleashed,"  Unleashed Staff; Ben Barnholdt, Advisor. 

    News Story - Serious News Award of Excellence: Searider Productions Wai'anae High School,  Wai'anae, HI, "Without Home," Diamond Tuisano, Reporter; Cayla Paulo, Writer; Tyler Chanthakham, Photographer; Crystal  Cebedo, Editor; John Allen III, Advisor. Award of Merit: Maui High School, Kahului, HI, "Loud and Cheer," Sydney Green, Reporter/Writer/Photographer; June Isomura, Photographer; Kasey David, Editor; Clint Gima, Advisor. Award of Merit: Maui High School, Kahului, HI, "No Game Plan," Zoe Whitney, Producer/Editor; Giel Tolentino, Reporter/Photographer; Sage Sodetani, Photographer; Yasha Ronquillo, Editor; Clint Gima, Advisor. Award of Merit: Maui High School, Kahului, HI, "Taking a Tumble,"  Sydney Dempsey, Director; Roxanne Agtang, Writer; Shanell Pugal, Giel Tolentino, Photographers; Jada Chang, Editor; Clint Gima, Advisor. News Story - Light News Award of Excellence: Searider Productions Wai'anae High School,  Wai'anae, HI, "On the Roll," Cayla Paulo, Writer; Tyler Chanthakham, Photographer; John Allen III, Advisor; Award of Merit: Whitney High School WCTV19, Rocklin, CA, "Blackberry Farms," Faith Abercrombie, Reporter; Emily Brumley, Photographer; Ben Barnholdt, Advisor.  Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs Award of Excellence: AIM/Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA, "Unconventional,"  Linh Huynh, Mirabel Levine, Nick Smiley, Marley Townsend, Filmmakers; Mike Goldstein, Mike Lavezzo, Sharilyn Scharf, Advisors. Award of Merit: AIM/Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA, "Zio," Travis Allen, Elliot Grant, Katie Hawkins, Jackie O'Boyle, Filmmakers; Mike Goldstein, Mike Lavezzo, Sharilyn Scharf, Advisors. Award of Merit: Whitney High School WCTV19, Rocklin, CA, "Healing with Humor," Sydney Brandt, Reporter; Kayla Daughters, Photographer; Ben Barnholdt, Advisor. 

      Music Video Award of Excellence: Moanalua High School, Honolulu, HI, "Music 101,"      Landon Mauricio, Director/Photographer/Editor/Original Score; Jordan Greene, Trevor Harris, Rizelle Lumang, Logan Mauricio, Actors; Camryn Tabiolo, Photographer; Kaye Anne Labtingao, Malia Ignacio, Jessica Kalen, Kacie Kimoto, Analyssa Camacho, Grips; Mark Ikenaga, Advisor.   

      Long Form - Fiction Award of Excellence: Searider Productions Wai'anae High School,  Wai'anae, HI, "That's Not It," Kamalulilani Suan-Alensonorin, Actress; Alennox Anduha, Director of Photography; Jiovanni Magofna, Camera Assistant; Aimee Nitta, Editor; Rachmaninoff Yeazus, Audio Engineer; Nakili  Cachola, Gena Martin, Oliver Risi, Production Assistants; John Allen III, Advisor. Award of Merit: AIM/Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA, "The Lonely Wheel," Bennett Gates, Danil Cuffe, Trixie Bowden, Patrick Shore, Filmmakers; Mike Goldstein, Mike  Lavezzo, Sharilyn Scharf, Advisors. Award of Merit: Searider Productions Wai'anae High School,  Wai'anae, HI, "The Tale of Maui," Abigail Mae Calara, Head Animator; Aukele Ching, Jamie-Ann Delos Reyes, Kayla Goss, April Joy Bucaneg, Elmarie Manuel, Daisy Monderen, Javen Towne, Jaren Ulu, Animators; John Allen III, Advisor. Long Form - Non-Fiction Award of Excellence: AIM/Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA, "Tiny Houses," Emma Schnee, Eliza Ross, Addy Ball, Filmmakers; Mike Goldstein, Mike Lavezzo, Sharilyn Scharf, Advisors. Award of Merit: Searider Productions Wai'anae High School, Wai'anae, HI, "Push to the Max," Diamond Tuisano, Producer/Writer; Tyler Chanthakham, Photographer/Editor; John Allen III, Advisor. Sports Award of Excellence: Searider Productions Wai'anae High School,  Wai'anae, HI, "Parental Guidance,"  Jazmine Calixtro, Reporter; Chrisann Rabanes, Writer; Jaena Campos, Photographer; Mahealani Nieto-Lopes, Editor; John Allen III, Advisor. Public Service Announcement (PSA) Award of Excellence: Searider Productions Wai'anae High School,  Wai'anae, HI, "Ask Siri," Taylor Gabriel, Producer; Shanna Nansen, Director; Jeffrey Jones, Actor; Jaylin Pacheco, Wardrobe; Ivy WIlson, Prop Design; John Allen III, Advisor. 

     Public Affairs/Community Service Award of Excellence: Searider Productions Wai'anae High School,  Wai'anae, HI, "Waianae Strong," Aimee Nitta, Producer/Editor; Rachmaninoff Yeazus, Director; Nakili Cachola, Director of Photography; Alennox Anduha, Jiovanni Magofna, Gena Martin, Kamalulilani Suan-Alensonorin, Camera Assistants; John Allen III, Advisor. 

    Animation/Graphics/Special Effects Award of Excellence: Searider Productions Wai'anae High School,  Wai'anae, HI, "The Tale of Maui,"  Abigail Calara, Head Animator; Aukele Ching, April Joy Bucaneg, Daisy Monderen, Jamie Ann Delos Reyes, Elmarie Manuel, Kayla Goss, Javen Towne, Jaren Ulu, Animators; John Allen III, Advisor. Award of Merit: Franklin High School, Elk Grove, CA, "Rising Up," Brenda Vang, Animator; Brad Clark, Advisor. Award of Merit: Sheldon High School K9 Studios, Sacramento, CA, "Shoe Wars," Austin Jenkins, Head of 3D; Mark Hamel, Shelby Misasi, David Nonamaker, 3D Modelers; Brandon Jedlowski, Hieu Le, Adrian Ridgeway, Brock Welch, Makena Bajar, Coyanne Cocoa Granderson, Sylvia Guerra, Animator; Don Nguyen, Animators; Shawn Sullivan, Advisor.

    Photography Award of Excellence: Franklin High School, Elk Grove, CA, "Adrian Espinoza Reel," Adrian Espinoza, Cinematography; Brad Clark, Advisor. Writing Award of Excellence: AIM/Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA, "Weakness," Kaleigh Jones, Writer; Mike Goldstein, Mike Lavezzo, Sharilyn Scharf, Advisors; Award of Merit: Moanalua High School, Honolulu, HI, "Concrete Jungle," Camryn Tabiolo, Writer; Mark Ikenaga, Advisor.  

KCRA Hosts Pair of Political Debates
Mayor, U.S. Senate Candidates Face Off In 
Separate Debates Across Sacramento Valley

By Randy Forsman
Chapter Secretary

      April marked a busy month for Sacramento's KCRA 3 as the NBC station hosted two debates leading up to the June 7 primary election. 
      The first was the Sacramento Mayoral Debate, held April 5 in KCRA's "Studio B." The debate featured four candidates running for Sacramento mayor: Sacramento Councilwoman Angelique Ashby, former California Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, former world boxing champion and bondsman Tony "The Tiger" Lopez and advocate for the homeless and disabled Russell Rawlings. This was the first time that all four candidates shared the stage to debate. KCRA anchors Gulstan Dart and Edie Lambert moderated the debate with questions that focused on the concerns of Sacramento residents.
      On April 25, KCRA presented their second debate: The 2016 U.S. Senate Debate, held at the Don & Karen DeRosa University Center at the University of Pacific in Stockton. The debate was a joint presentation with the San Francisco Chronicle and saw the five leading candidates for the U.S. Senate seat share the stage for the first time: Former State Republican Party Chairman Tom Del Beccaro, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez, Former California Republican Party Chairman Duf Sundheim and Republican businessman Ron Unz. Dart hosted the debate while the candidates fielded questions from Lambert and Editorial Page Editor John Diaz of the San Francisco Chronicle.
      While the Sacramento Mayoral debate was only seen in the Sacramento television market, the U.S. Senate Debate was seen in several markets throughout California. Along with KCRA, viewers could watch the debate on KCOP in Los Angeles, KNTV NBC Bay Area in the Bay Area, KGTV in San Diego and KSBW in Salinas. KCRA News Director Lori Waldon says, "We were very proud and excited to produce California's first 2016 televised U.S. Senate debate. The candidates engaged in a very lively, passionate and robust discussion. They presented their vision for California and drew very clear distinctions between themselves and their opponents on several key issues." 
    "We hope that our viewers came away with information and insight that will prepare them to vote in California's state primary," Waldon says. "The debate was a great success, and it was a great partnership with both the San Francisco Chronicle and the University of the Pacific."

KTVU Rebrands KICU Duopoly As KTVU Plus

         On April 25, KTVU FOX 2 created KTVU Plus. KTVU Plus rebrands the FOX owned, San Jose based independent television station KICU TV36.
        Gregg Kelley KTVU and KICU vice president and general manager, says "Think of KTVU Plus as an extension of KTVU. KTVU Plus has all of the same great programming you saw on TV36, but with more local news coverage from the award-winning KTVU News Team. KTVU Plus will soon announce new programming including news, weather, sports, and entertainment".
        "And if, for whatever reason, programming is pre-empted on KTVU, viewers will always be able to find what they're looking for on KTVU Plus," Kelley adds.
        KTVU Plus debuted with an expanded 7 p.m. newscast. FOX 2 News at 7 will now air for a full hour at a time convenient for commuters who get home later.
       Dana McDaniel, vice president of news at  KTVU and KTVU Plus, says "Bay Area residents are working longer and stuck in traffic longer. We're conforming our schedule to fit theirs. While other stations are cutting back, we're adding more local news coverage."
        KTVU Plus is the logical extension of KTVU. McDaniel continues: "We've run out of time in the day, so we're evolving our sister station into a go-to destination for Bay Area residents who want more of what KTVU has to offer."
        Channel 36 is notable as the longest continuously operating commercial UHF television station in the Bay Area. It first signed on the air on Oct. 9, 1967, as KGSC-TV. Station IDs featured the San Francisco stripper Carol Doda whispering: "You're watching KGSC, the perfect 36, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland." 
        In the seventies KGSC programming included all-night "Movies 'til Dawn" presentations hosted by "Old Sourdough" played by Andy Moore and "Chief Wachikanoka" played by Gary Ferry
        In 1981, Ralph Wilson purchased KGSC and soon changed its call letters to KICU. Hundreds of  Station IDs were created with viewers or professional athletes who said, "I see you 36!"  For the first time the station featured news programming. "The 7:30 News" eventually became "The News at 10" and an experimental noon news show was added. 
        In the early '90s, KICU was re-branded "Action 36." Dialing for Dollars with Brian Adams began a five-year run in 1994. 
Coincidentally, a 10 p.m. newscast and Dialing for Dollars had been programming staples at KTVU. 
        KICU was sold to Cox Broadcasting (now Cox Media Group), a  subsidiary of Cox Enterprises on Nov. 28, 1999, creating  the first television duopoly in the Bay Area with Fox affiliate KTVU. When the deal was finalized in early 2000, 
KICU mo v ed its operations from its original San Jose studios to KTVU's facility in Oakland's Jack London Square.
       On June 24, 2014, Fox Television Stations announced that it was acquiring KTVU and KICU in a trade deal in which the company's Fox owned-and-operated stations in Boston, Massachusetts (WFXT) and Memphis, Tennessee (WHBQ-TV) would be swapped to the Cox Media Group. 
       The trade was completed on Oct. 8, 2014.

The Health Reporter
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Discomfort Food: Is Marriage Making You Fat?

        In a study of 43 couples,  researchers at the University of Delaware and Ohio State University College of Medicine  showed a connection between marital stress, hunger and food choices. The correlation was observed in healthy weight and overweight subjects, but was not seen in couples who were obese (having a BMI of 30 or higher).
        They found that hostile marital arguments caused a surge in ghrelin, one of your hunger hormones. Known as the "appetite increaser", ghrelin is primarily released in the stomach and signals your brain when it's time to eat.
        The couples agreed to participate for two days (each 9 1/2 hours long). They ate a meal together and tried to resolve one or more conflicts in their marriage. Hormones were tested at four different times of the day - once before a meal and three times after it (at two, four and seven hours after).   

Food to Ease Discomfort   
        So what does this study mean to you? To be clear, arguments or underlying hostility do not cause hunger or poor food choices, but there is a pretty significant link between the two. As a result, distressed partners (both husband and wife) sought food that was typically higher in fat, sugar and/or salt - typically poorer quality food, but what many might consider "comfort food".
        Published in Clinical Psychological Science, the results of this study are helpful in understanding how marital difficulties can lead to unhealthy weight and the resultant health problems. So, how's YOUR marriage? Is your weight on the rise?

Know the Triggers
       Could you be reaching out to food to relieve the discomfort and social stressors you feel from your marriage, such as hostility, tension, rejection, and/or social isolation? Are you having difficulty controlling your appetite with specific types of food?
       If so,  a   "diet" that focuses on restriction, restraint and relentless self-control is not the answer . It's a temporary fix to quickly lose weight and inevitably regain because it's not addressing what's driving you to eat the way you do. 

Fit Tip:  This study exemplifies that there is no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" weight los s program. To lose weight, you need a personalized intervention and treatment plan that underscores a lifetime of good nutrition, exercise and stress management. Find a clinician who is empathetic to your physiological triggers. It is not enough to delve into your psyche and psychosocial status and amp up your need to lose weight and live disease-free. It's critical to understand the relationship between you and your spouse - what could be the fundamental key to your successful weight loss

Karen Owoc is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist specializing in cardiac rehabilitation at a San Francisco Bay Area hospital. She is a cancer survivor and the founder and creator of Get Real Food!™, a heart-healthy, cancer-protective lifestyle program. She is a former NATAS Governor and produces/hosts healthy living TV segments. Visit her website for more healthy how-to's at http://TheHealthReporter.tv.

On the Move
     Amanda Sanchez, anchor of Good Morning Reno at KOLO, is leaving the station. Her last day there is June 13. She originally joined the station in 1998 as a news intern in the station's weather department before becoming a receptionist and filling in as weekend weather anchor. After six years, Sanchez left the station to work for stations in Dallas, Las Vegas and Sacramento. She returned to Reno to rejoin KOLO in 2009.
Nicole Carvalho

     Nicole Carvalho joins KITV in Honolulu as a news reporter. Formerly an assignment deskassistant, Carvalho was once a flight attendant in the airline industry.

     Christianne Klein, morning news anchor at KTXL in Sacramento, joins KLAS in Las Vegas as a reporter and as the anchor of the station's 4 and 5 p.m. newscasts. 

     Ted Rowlands, a news reporter at KTVU in Oakland before leaving in 2004 to begin what became an illustrious career as a national correspondent with CNN, is returning to the Bay Area to rejoin KTVU as a news reporter and anchor. His first day at KTVU is July 11. 

    Have a new job? Got a promotion? Retiring? We'd like to know about it. Please write to  On the Move  and  Off Camera Editor  Kevin Wing at kevin@emmysf.com .

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"An Eye For News"
KGO-TV ABC7's Stan Wong certainly has an eye for news. He has done it all. He has seen it all. The longtime veteran cameraman for the ABC owned-and-operated station in San Francisco has covered news around the Bay and around the world. His camerawork has been gaining attention for decades. 

The Future of TV Journalism?
KTSF Utilizes iPhone's Techie Camera For News Stories

Photographs  By Da Lin
Chapter Governor, San Francisco

       Did KTSF chief photographer  Vernon Kato forget his camera one day while on assignment? Not at all. As he told Chapter Governor, Da Lin, of KPIX 5, KTSF is trying something different in an effort to cut costs. KTSF is using iPhone cameras to shoot a select number of stories and interviews. So far, it seems to be working. Could those heavy, expensive television cameras be disappearing someday? Only time will tell. 
Next|TV Webcast Coming June 15

by Cynthia E. Zeiden
NATAS Program Committee Chair

NATAS members get ready!  On Wednesday, June 15th, from 8:40 a.m. until 4:50 p.m. Pacific Time, you will have access to eight hours of live webcasting of the Next|TV Summit & Expo in San Francisco. See full agenda and session descriptions below. 

You must RSVP to view the free webcast to NATAS members:  http://goo.gl/forms/B6KCIxTJKAAXy0043

For those of you who would like to attend in person, we have a special NATAS discount:  use the code NATAS10 (discount code is case sensitive) to receive 10% off the current rate of $599 at the link:

We will have all featured webcast sessions archived on our YouTube channel shortly after the event.

NEXT|TV SUMMIT & EXPO San Francisco, Wednesday, June 15, 2016 
Hyatt Regency San Francisco

AGENDA (all times Pacific) - http://www.nexttvsummit.com/sf-agenda/

WEBCAST - a free eight-hour webcast for NATAS members
8:40 a.m. - 8:50  a.m.
Welcome -  Louis Hillelson , VP/Group Publisher Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable, Next TV

8:50 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Opening Session: Ben Smith , Head of Experience, Hulu
9:15  a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Panel - The Winning OTT Models
With more internet video services on offer than ever, and more launching every quarter, the TV and video market now has track records on a wide variety of over-the- top models to examine. As consumer habits and the competitive landscape continue to evolve, this panel of experts explores where the biggest opportunities are as they debate which over-the- top models will ultimately win out.
Moderator: Jeff Baumgartner, Editor,  Next TV  and Technology Editor, Multichannel News
Celiena Adcock , Industry Manager, Entertainment at Facebook
Jennifer Dorian , General Manager, Turner Classic Movies
Ed Lee , VP of Content Acquisition, Roku
Michael Tribolet , Chairman, Co-Founder & CEO, YipTV
Martijn van Horssen , Cofounder-CEO, 24i Media
More panelists to be announced.
10:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Panel - Essentials to Launching an OTT Service
From audience development to determining programming and distribution models to forging important partnerships, this session will identify the key distinguishing factors among the most successful over-the- top video strategies.
Moderator: Suzanne Rainey, Senior VP of Content Acquisitions, OWNZONES Media Network
Dallas Middaugh , Head of Brand and Community, Crunchyroll
Stefan Van Engen , Senior VP, Content Programming and Acquisitions, Xumo
More panelists to be announced.

10:45 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.  Networking Break In Exhibit Showcase Area
11:10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  Roku Raffle
11:15 a.m. - 11:40 p.m.   Keynote Q&A With Roku CMO Matthew Anderson
Moderator: Mark Robichaux, Editorial Director , B& C, Multichannel News and Next TV
Speaker: Matthew Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer, Roku

11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.  Over the Top-ics @ Next TV: Round I
Next TV dives deeply into the hottest discussion topics around the future of TV and video with this structured, curated networking session inside the ballroom. Every table will have a themed discussion led by an expert on the topic, and every registered attendee will have a chance to request in advance which "Over the Top-ic" discussion they will be assigned to. Attendees will be assigned to a different table/topic in the afternoon.
Table Topics/Leaders:
OTT Programming Models
Leader: Jennifer DorianGeneral Manager, Turner Classic Movies
New Distribution Partners in the OTT Era
Leader: TBD
Essentials to Launching an OTT Service
Leader: Michael Tribolet, Chairman, Co-Founder & CEO, YipTV
Digital Programming Strategies
Leader:  Christopher Ruddy, CEO, Newsmax Media, Inc.
Enhancing Storytelling With Technology
Leader:  Daniel Tibbets, President and General Manager, El Rey Network
Opportunities in the Cloud
Leader: TBD
Metrics and Measurement
Leader: TBD
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Leader: TBD
Branding and Advertising in the OTT Era
Leader: Zach Blume , Managing Director, Portal A
Streaming Technologies
Leader: TBD
What's Next in Mobile
Leader: TBD
12:10 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.  Networking Lunch
1:05 p.m. Roku Raffle
1:05 p.m.- 1:40 p.m.  Keynote Q&A: The State of Premium, Original Programming
Moderator: Bruce Rosenblum, Chairman-CEO, TV Academy
Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Prods.
Eric Schrier, President, Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Prods.

1:50 p.m.  - 2:35 p.m.  Panel: Transforming TV: Reshaping Business Models 
From interactivity, personalization, customized promotion and advanced advertising capabilities, new enhancements are constantly being added to the video equation. Panelists in this session will offer data and insight and discuss some of the latest innovations and their potential to transform TV's business models. They'll contemplate how quickly consumers are adopting new habits, the value of premium content as the landscape changes and how to grow the business no matter how, where and what viewers are watching.
Moderator: Bridget Baker, President, Baker Media 
Rob Gabel , CEO, Tubular Labs
Ann Sarnoff , President, BBC Worldwide North America
Brent Smith , President, CTO, Co-Founder, Evolution Digital
Jeff Snow , Head of Video Distributor Partnerships, Google
More panelists to be announced.

2:35 p.m.  - 3:20 p.m.  Panel: Transforming TV: The New Viewing Experience
From Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 360-degree production tech to new ways of personalizing and customizing the viewing experience, new enhancements are constantly being added to the video equation. Panelists in this session will offer data, insight and demos as they discuss hype versus reality for some of the latest innovations and their potential to transform the TV and video landscape.
Moderator: Jeff Baumgartner, Editor,  Next TV  and Technology Editor, Multichannel News
Matthew Chiavelli, Senior VP, Syfy Digital
Joshua Danovitz, VP, Innovation, TiVo
Jenny Ramaswamy, Head of Operations, Vrse
Steve Reynolds , Chief Technology Officer, Imagine Communications
3:20 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.   Networking Break In Exhibit Showcase Area
3:35 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.  Raffle
3:40 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.  Talent and Content in the Digital Age
With today's wave of digitally delivered TV and video series comes valuable insight and data about who is watching who, what and how (think how many ½ hour comedy episodes viewers binge on per sitting) and newfound creative freedoms (flexible episode lengths, for example), all of which adds up to a treasure trove for creators and programmers to inform their content decisions. This high-level panel examines how creators, producers, programmers and talent reps are incorporating data, insight and community into their strategies for creating the most compelling TV and video of the future.
Moderator: Chris Tribbey, Contributing Editor, Technology,  Broadcasting & Cable
Bill Bost , VP of Television, Skydance Media
Michael Gaston , CEO, Cut
Bonnie Pan , President, Endemol Shine Beyond USA
Daniel Tibbets , President and General Manager, El Rey Network


4:50 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.  Over the Top-ics @ Next TV: Round II
Next TV dives deeply into the hottest discussion topics around the future of TV and video with this structured, curated networking session inside the ballroom. Every table will have a themed discussion led by an expert on the topic, and every registered attendee will have a chance to request in advance which "Over the Top-ic" discussion they will be assigned to. Attendees will be assigned to a different table/topic than they were in the morning.
Afternoon Table Topics/Leaders:
OTT Programming Models
New Distribution Partners in the OTT Era
Leader:  Ann Sarnoff, President, BBC Worldwide North America
Essentials to Launching an OTT Service
Digital Programming Strategies
Leader:  Stefan Van Engen , Senior VP, Content Programming and Acquisitions, Xumo
Engaging Communities Around Content
Leader: Celiena Adcock, Industry Manager-Entertainment, Facebook
Enhancing Storytelling With Technology
Opportunities in the Cloud
Leader:  Joshua Danovitz, VP, Innovation, TiVo
Metrics and Measurement
Leader: Jeff Snow, Head of Video Distributor Partnerships, Google
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Branding and Advertising in the OTT Era
Streaming Technologies
Leader:  Brent Smith, President, CTO, Co-Founder, Evolution Digital
What's Next in Mobile
5:20 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Networking Cocktail Reception


Goodbye, Hawaii TV... Hello, New Careers 


         It was quite a sendoff for Keoki Kerr (upper left), whose 25-year career on Hawaii television ended this year upon becoming communications specialist for the Hawaii State Teachers Association. Kerr worked for four years at Hawaii News Now. Prior to that, Kerr spent 21 years at KITV as an investigative reporter. 

       The camera was also rolling at a going-away party, above, for Lara Yamada, morning news anchor and reporter at KITV in Honolulu. Yamada has left Hawaii television and is now the executive director of the Hawaii Arthritis Foundation. She was also recently accepted into the EMBA program at the University of Hawaii. 

Hawaii TV Reporter Graduates From College

     He is a reporter and weather anchor at KITV in Honolulu. And now,  Jordan Segundo is a college graduate!
     Segundo (pictured here, right, with his brother, Joey), graduated from the University of Hawaii.
     In case Segundo looks familiar to you outside of Hawaii, he is a former American Idol contestant. He appeared on the show in 2003 and was the program's first finalist from Hawaii. 
     Segundo joined KITV in January.

Do You Remember?
Who is this group of 
Emmy® Award recipients? 
What station, what year?  How many people do you know?
(below) The year was 1987, the awards were at the Herbst Theatre with the reception in the San Francisco City Hall Rotanta.  KRON's NewsCenter 4 recipients gathered for a photo (names below) .  
(front)  Emerald Yeh, Jim Paymar, Sylvia Chase, Wayne Freedman, Wayne Shannon
(middle)  Craig Franklin, Chris DeFaria, Maria DeCarvalho, Susan Burgess-Lent, Linda Yee, Jonathan Dann, George Griswold  
(top)  Will Nordby, Jim Day, 
Chuck Coppola, Dave Dellaria, Herb Bennett

Do You Remember? If you do, please write to 
Off Camera Editor Kevin Wing at  kevin@emmysf.com.

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       Thank you!

NATAS Job Bank
The Board of Governors
President:  Keith Sanders San Jose  State University
Vice President- San Francisco:  Kevin Wing*, ABC-TV Good Morning America
Vice President-Sacramento:  Cynthia Zeiden* Zeiden  Media   
Vice President- Fresno:  Kim Stephens* KMPH Fox 26 
Vice President- Hawaii:  Pamela Young*, KHON 2
Vice President- Reno:  Terri Russell KOLO 8  
Vice President-Smaller Markets: (Vacant)
Secretary:  Randy Forsman KCRA 3
Treasurer:  Jim Spalding Spalding & Company
Past President:  Javier Valencia* Consultant
Linda Giannecchini* KQED 9  (National Awards Chair)
Alison Gibson Media Cool  (National 2nd Vice Chairperson)
John Odell* CCSF Emeritus
Steve Shlisky*KTVU Fox 2  
Alternate: Kevin Wing* ABC-TV Good Morning America
Kent Beichley, Pac 12 Net
Wayne Freedman* KGO-TV ABC7 
Luis Godinez KDTV Univision 14
Andi Guevara, KTVN 2
Richard Harmelink KFSN ABC30   (Nominating Chair) 
Pablo Iacub KUVS Univision 19
Brian Johnson KFSN ABC30
Sean Karlin, Independent
George Lang*The Big Picture
Da Lin KPIX 5
Terry Lowry* LaCosse Productions   (Gold & Silver Circle Chair) 
Melissa Mapes KITV 4
Joyce Mitchell* 4 U Productions
Michael Moya, fotografx
David Paredes KNTV NBC Bay Area
Pat Patton Consultant
Ross PerichProMotion Studios
Manny Ramos* Manny Ramos Communications
Erik RosalesKMPH FOX 26
Brenda Salgado KGMB/KHNL Hawaii News Now 
Don Sanchez* KGO-TV ABC7 (Retired) 
Matt Skryja CSAA  
Karen Sutton Independent  (Emmy Gala Chair)
Melanie Woodrow KGO-TV ABC7
Noemi Zeigler Sanchez, Laney College
Activities/Programs:  Cynthia Zeiden* Zeiden Media 
Archives/Museum:  John Catchings* Catchings & Associates
                            Linda Giannecchini* KQED 9  
Awards:  Julie Watts KPIX 5
Education:  Steve Shlisky* KTVU Fox 2 
Finance:  Alison Gibson Media Cool  
Legal/Bylaws:  Mark Pearson ARC Law Group 
Membership:  (Vacant)
Marketing:  Patty Zubov Platonic TV

Darryl R. Compton* NATAS

* Silver Circle inductee


Contact Information:

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
San Francisco/Northern California Chapter
Darryl Compton,
Executive Director
4317 Camden Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403-5007
Phone: 650 341-7786 or 415 777-0212


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