July 2014
Special 2014 Emmy� Awards Gala Edition

EMMY� 2014 Flashbulb Flashback
Emmy Night Gala In Pictures
Glittery, Award-Winning Evening In San Francisco

Story by Kevin Wing
Regional Vice President, San Francisco

Emmy� Awards Gala Photography by 
Dave Golden, Michael Moya and Ken Newberry

        June 14 was a very special evening in San Francisco and, when it's the San Francisco/Northern California Area Emmy� Awards, it is always an evening to remember!
      Our official Emmy� Night photographers -- Dave Golden, Michael Moya and Ken Newberry -- had the flashbulbs illuminating the San Francisco Hilton Union Square all night long. Below are just a few of the hundreds of professional photographs our awesome photo team snapped. Have a look -- you just might see yourself, your friends and your colleagues. You may select and order these and many more photographs. Visit our Chapter website,  www.emmysf.tv, for more details and how to order your favorites.
      These photographs begin Off Camera's look back at last month's Emmys�. Below, you will find extensive coverage from the Chapter's biggest evening of the year, including remembrances, a link to the list of this year's Emmy� recipients and a special greeting from Chapter President Keith Sanders

EMMY� 2014 Flashbulb Flashback

Emmy� Awards Gala Photography by 
Dave Golden, Michael Moya and Ken Newberry

President's Message


Dear NATAS Members,


     July is a month of change for the chapter. New or re-elected board members begin their terms of office, and we give a fond farewell to retiring governors. The July edition is devoted to our recent Emmy� Awards Gala that was once again an outstanding success. 

     Also in this issue, please remember to recognize our valuable Emmy� sponsors, which you will see below. As we honor their contributions to this year's Emmy show, please know that there are many more stories and features that follow. 

     Thanks to everyone who participated in the Emmy  Awards Gala and congratulations to all of you who received a statuette. This month, we change our focus from Emmy� categories to amazing careers as we begin to anticipate the Gold & Silver Circle Induction Luncheon coming November 1. It's a family reunion and celebrity roast all rolled into one, so don't miss it. In the coming months, you'll read about more changes for the Chapter (all positive, of course). July truly begins a season of change. For now, please enjoy this edition of our award-winning Off Camera newsletter.


Keith Sanders

Chapter President


EMMY� 2014
43rd Annual Emmy� Awards Gala 
Honoring Excellence In TV In
San Francisco/Northern California

2014 San Francisco/Northern California Emmy Awards
Official List of Recipients

EMMY 2014
Special Evening Of Emmy Memories
For Gala Event Recipients, Attendees 

By Kevin Wing

Regional Vice President, San Francisco


     More than 500 people attended the 43rd Annual San Francisco/Northern California Area Emmy� Awards last month at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square, and it is no surprise that no one went home disappointed. 
     Hundreds of nominees worthy of Emmy recognition were showcased and recognized for their work in 2013. 
     And, while the awards show went off without a hitch and finished the evening on time, the June 14 gala event was a very enjoyable time for all, living up to its reputation as the biggest event of the year for the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 
     Rita Williams, the retired, longtime KTVU reporter who was honored with the 2014 Governors' Award -- the highest honor the Chapter can bestow upon anyone -- was overcome with emotion when she walked on stage to receive her honor. 

      "I will never forget the emotion I felt when I came on stage and saw the ballroom full of colleagues and friends all standing and clapping," she remembers. "The ovation was so touching and unexpected and something I wish for each of you in your careers."

     "I am still overwhelmed, humbled and honored to be a recipient of the coveted Governors Award," Williams says. "I thank the Board of Governors and all of you so very much. And to have my two "boys" (my husband and son) there on stage with me, along with my friend, the talented Sara Sidner, made it all a cherished magical moment, the highlight of my reporting career."
      Chapter President Keith Sanders thought of many Emmy� moments, but this remembrance stuck with him the most. 

    "I was backstage picking up a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Rita Williams, to be given to her after she accepted the Governors' Award," Sanders says. "A well-dressed man with another bouquet walked up and introduced himself. He was Rita's husband. I was clearly outranked, so I asked him to step onstage ahead of me. Rita was surrounded by her family and two bouquets of flowers after her speech. It was an Emmy moment." 

     Cynthia Zeiden, who received the Governor's Citation, felt very honored that the Board of Governors voted to nominate her for her honor. 

      "It was fun seeing my old work play on the big screens in the ballroom, it brought back a lot of great memories," Zeiden says. "I enjoyed having the time to make my speech. I hope those in the audience heard that we need their help to continue to bring our members great events, we can always use their help getting venues, speakers, etc. I'll never forget that Saturday night. Many thanks, NATAS!

      Kim Stephens, who served as Red Carpet Co-Host that evening, had a very enjoyable evening. 

      "Having the honor of interviewing the Emmy recipients on the Red Carpet was inspiring and exciting," Stephens says. "To be around so many happy, grateful people was a joy! Being drenched in Padis jewels was pretty cool too!"   

EMMY� 2014
Governors' Award To Rita Williams
Citation To Zeiden For Exemplary Service To Chapter; Harmelink, McNicholas, Watts, Zubov Honored With Medallions
Rita Williams
2014 Governors' Award Recipient

       The 43rd Annual San Francisco/Northern California Area Emmy� Awards gave more away than just hundreds of glittery Emmy� statuettes at the Awards Gala in San Francisco on June 14.

       Six very special honors of recognition were bestowed upon six distinguished individuals within our Chapter. 

       Longtime Bay Area television reporter Rita Williams, who retired from KTVU Channel 2 in 2013 after 41 years, broke barriers for women in TV news, setting a high bar of excellence for all journalists. This year, she was honored with the Chapter's most prestigious recognition, the Governors' Award.

       Throughout her career of daily on-air reporting, Williams chose not to leave the streets for an anchor position. She loved reporting, saying it was a privilege and an honor to tell people's stories and to be the eyes and ears of the public.

      Williams broke many stories and had many exclusives. One of her first, in 1978 when she was at KQED, was the only interview ever given by the wife of San Francisco City Hall assassin, Dan White, who assassinated Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk in City Hall in November 1978.

      She exclusively interviewed the man believed to the elusive Zodiac killer before his death. Williams was first nationally to break the story of Barry Bonds' indictment. She also did many of KTVU's political reports, from San Francisco City Hall to national political conventions to Presidential campaigns.

      The Board of Governors' Citation is awarded in recognition of outstanding and unique achievements or accomplishments. Few people have made such a strong impact on our chapter as Activities/Program Chair, Trustee and Sacramento Vice-President Cynthia Zeiden.

      Over the years, Zeiden has produced hundreds of NATAS events in many regions. In 2012, she began webcasting and archiving them so members in every region could participate.

Board of Governors and Officers Celebrate Colleagues 
From left to right: Richard Harmelink, Kim Stephens, Patty Zubov, Julie Watts, Cynthia Zeiden, Keith Sanders, Karen Sutton, Kym McNicholas, Kevin Wing. Zeiden received the Governors' Citation; Harmelink, Zubov, Watts and McNicholas were honored with the Governors' Service Medallion. 

      After serving just one term as NATAS governor, she was elected Chapter president in 1998. Zeiden's desire to plan that next event, her drive to forge new partnerships, and her enthusiasm to use innovative technology has made her invaluable to NATAS, both locally and nationally. 

      The Governors' Medallion is given to members of the Board for their extraordinary service of time and talent to the Academy. This year's four awardees have each made unique contributions.

      Richard Harmelink serves on the Executive Committee as Fresno Vice-President. He has helped shape the Board over the past several years more than any other person, as Chair of the Governor Nominating Committee and Chair of the Officer Nominating Committee.

      Kym McNicholas is a former officer and a key fundraiser in the Emmy� Event Committee.  She now serves as Membership Chair and has pushed to increase member perks using her strong ties to the business community.

      Julie Watts serves as Awards Chair and was the Executive Producer of the Emmy� Awards Show.  Her innovations have quickened the pace of the show and increased sponsorship opportunities which are crucial to the financial solvency of the Chapter.

      Patty Zubov serves as Marketing Chair and oversees the Off Camera newsletter, the Social Media Subcommittee, and the emmysf.tv Website.  She is also on the Events Committee, contributing to the success of the Emmy� Awards Gala.


The Latest Technology Made the '14 Emmys Rock

      Anvato, the integrated "TV Everywhere" platform provider, supplied revolutionary cloud technology to dual-live stream for the 43rd Annual Northern California Emmy� Awards this year. 
      With Anvato Live Cloud, the event producers expanded their live viewing audience to multiple platforms, produced video clips from live streams in real-time, and generated robust social interaction on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Live Cloud also enabled live switching and cloud archiving of all camera angles for the event.
      Beyond Pix Studios provided the live-event production services for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Using Anvato Live Cloud technology, Beyond Pix was able to successfully stream two live webcasts, and share over 160 real-time highlights of the regional Emmy event from the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. To keep the event on schedule, producers kept award recipients to only a brief speech at the podium. Lengthier speeches happened backstage. Both video clips were quickly shared instantly via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube - making it possible for family, friends and fans to enjoy and share both the acceptance speech and the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.
     "Anvato was crucial to the success of the Northern California Emmy� Award show. Their ability to live stream the dual channel webcast allowed us to streamline our on-stage show by providing recipients an additional platform to give speeches on the red carpet," said Gala Chair Julie Watts, who executive-produced the Emmy� show. 
     "Even more impressive was that they enabled the editing and posting of those speeches in real time to various social media platforms. This provided us with a variety of additional sponsorship opportunities. It also offered recipients the opportunity to share their speeches and promote their award-winning work like never before."

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Board Of Governors Gets New Slate
New Faces And Familiar Ones Elected To Serve Chapter

By Keith Sanders
Chapter President
        Congratulations to all the Governors and Officers who were elected last month to the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 
       Three new Governors joined the board: Joyce Mitchell from 4 U Productions in Sacramento; Brenda Salgado from Hawaii News Now in Honolulu; and Melanie Woodrow from KTVU Channel 2 in Oakland.

       Five former board members now serve as Governors: ���Wayne Freedman, from KGO ABC 7 in San Francisco; Richard Harmelink, former Vice President-Fresno, from KFSN ABC 30 in Fresno; Terry Lowry, former Treasurer, from LaCosse Productions in San Francisco; Sultan Mirza, who also continues as webmaster, from KPIX 5 in San Francisco; and John Odell, current National Rules Chair, who is retired from City College of San Francisco.

       Four incumbents from the Bay Area also won re-election: Kent Beichley, from KRON 4 in San Francisco; Luis Godinez, from KDTV Univision 14 in San Francisco, Da Lin, from KPIX 5 in San Francisco; and Karen Sutton, from Beyond Pix in San Francisco. 

       Several new officers were elected as well: National Vice-Chairman and Trustee Alison Gibson is Treasurer; Kim Stephens is Vice President-Fresno; Pamela Young is Vice President-Hawaii; and National Activities/Program Chair and Trustee Cynthia Zeiden is Vice President-Sacramento.

      I'd like to congratulate all new board members. They began their two-year terms of service on July 1. A big thank you also to all retiring governors and officers: Craig Franklin, Awards Chair; Justin Fujioka, Vice President-Hawaii; Bryan May, Karen Owoc, Bob Redell and Justine Waldman.

        Recently, Julie Watts was appointed Awards Committee Chair and Denise Nilan was appointed Social Media Subcommittee Chair.

       All new, returning, current and retiring board members are invited to the annual Chapter retreat on Saturday, July 19 at the Loch Lomond Yacht Club in San Rafael. Our host will be Governor George Lang, who arranged the location and will be offering a cruise on his boat after the event.   


End Of An Era In Bay Area
KTVU To Become Fox O&O 
As Cox Exchanges Station After 
51 Years For East Coast Fox Stations
Duopoly KICU Also To Be Owned By Fox

     Oakland's KTVU Channel 2 will have a new owner for the first time in 51 years.

     Late last month, a media deal was struck between Fox Television Stations and Cox Media Group, with Fox acquiring Fox affiliate KTVU Channel 2. Since 1963, Cox Media Group, of Atlanta, has owned the station.

     The San Francisco 49ers presence in the NFC is a key part of the deal for Fox.

     KTVU and its sister station KICU TV36 are both owned by Cox Media Group.

     KTVU's popular slogan "There's Only One 2," evokes memories and the long history of Channel 2 in the Bay Area.

     Channel 2 signed on in March 1958 as the Bay Area's first independent station. It has come a long way from the early years, when it had no network affiliation and had to pay the bills by airing movies and reruns, children's programs such as Charley and Humphrey, and live action sports such as roller derby and wrestling.

    The station became one of the very first partners to join the startup network Fox back in 1987.

    The KTVU VP/General Manager at the time, Kevin O'Brien, later said, "When we were approached by Fox, it made sense to me to give it a try."

    Now, the prime-time programming looks different with the 49ers, and big hits such as American Idol and 24. That programming won't change with the change of ownership.

Longtime KTVU news anchor Dennis Richmond, who spent 40 years with the station said last month that the station's affiliation with Fox opened doors to national resources for KTVU's newsroom.

    "I still firmly believe that the affiliation with Fox was a good one," Richmond said. "I think KTVU, in general, helped Fox because we had a great reputation in the Bay Area."

    Most viewers probably didn't know much about KTVU's owner for the past 51 years, family-run Cox Media Group based in Atlanta.

    "I would like to recognize and thank the outstanding teams at KTVU and KICU,
said Bill Hoffman, CMG president. We are proud of the work they have done over the decades to super-serve the San Francisco Bay community with award-winning broadcasting."

    Jack Abernethy, chief executive officer of Fox Television Stations said, "The addition of KTVU and KICU provides us with a compelling growth opportunity in a top-10 market. Our stations group will benefit from both the strong demographics of the bay area market as well as the alignment with our package of sports rights."

    "The Bay Area is one of the biggest and most prosperous markets in the country," noted Alan Mutter, a media expert and adjunct faculty member at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism.

    Mutter says sports rights, central to the KTVU deal, are increasingly important to the television business because sporting events still aggregate a large audience that is becoming increasingly fractured by alternate media channels.

    "Nothing is bigger than a 49ers game," Mutter told KTVU, "Because Fox owns the broadcasting rights, the (network) has a real interest in trying to own the station that broadcasts it. So it's an auspicious moment for Fox."

    The acquisition is a no cash deal. Fox will acquire KTVU and KICU. In exchange, Cox will take ownership of the Fox stations in Boston and Memphis.

    The deal won't be completed until it goes through regulatory approval.

KTVU VP/General Manager Heading
To Boston In Fox/Cox Station Swap
Tom Raponi Is 18-Year Veteran With Cox Media Group

      Tom Raponi, vice president and general manager of the Bay Area's KTVU Channel 2 and its duopoly, KICU TV36, will eventually move to Boston to manage the Fox station there.
      The change at the top at Oakland's KTVU is part of the surprise station swap between Fox and the Atlanta-based Cox Media Group, the latter of which has owned KTVU since 1963.
      The station swap was announced in late June.
Tom Raponi
KTVU/KICU vice president and general manager heading to Boston Fox station
      As part of the switch, Greg Kelley, currently the general manager of Boston Fox station WFXT, will replace Raponi at KTVU.

      Fox Television and Cox Media Group announced last month that KTVU, one of the original charter stations of Fox when it launched as the nation's "fourth network" in 1986, would be swapped along with sister-station KICU (Channel 36) in exchange for Fox-owned stations in Boston (WFXT, Channel 25) and Memphis (WHBQ, Channel 13).

     The swap will give Fox control of an affiliate and an independent station in the San Francisco Bay Area, the sixth-largest television market in the country, while Cox will gain two Fox affiliates in Boston and Memphis, the seventh and 50th-largest television markets.

     Raponi is an 18-year veteran with Cox Media Group, joining KTVU sister-station KICU in 2001 and later being promoted to the role of general manager and vice president of both stations, a title he has held for the past three years. 

     Kelley has been general manager of WFXT since 1998. Under his watch, the station competed heavily against newsrooms owned by CBS and Hearst Television. 

     Recently, WFXT expanded their newscasts to include a longer morning program and a new evening show on the weekend. 

     Raponi and Kelley are expected to stay at their current stations until the station swap between Fox and Cox is finalized.


S.F./NorCal Chapter Awards High Schools With Excellence Honors In News, Videos


By Steve Shlisky

Chapter Education Chairperson 


      In May, the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored excellence in high school video production. 

     Entries were submitted by the media programs of high schools' media programs within the Chapter's region -- from Visalia to the Oregon border, including Reno, Nevada, and Hawaii -- for work performed during the 2013-14 school year.  

Chapter Education Chairperson Steve Shlisky, third from left, awarding students in Oakland May 29. 

     The "Award for Excellence," an engraved glass pillar, was presented to the school while each production student received a certificate.  

     For the "Award for Merit" each student receives a certificate.

     Five Pillars for Excellence and 20 Certificates for Merit were awarded.  

     The Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley received a total of eight awards; Searider Productions, Waianae High School, Waianae, HI, seven awards; Two awards went to Franklin High School, Elk Grove.  Single recipients included: Abraham Lincoln High School, San Jose; California High School, San Ramon, Hawaii Student Television, Honolulu, Maui High School, Kahului, HI; Media Enterprise Alliance at KDOL-TV, Oakland Unified School District; Eye of the Tiger, Roseville High School, Roseville; Sierra High School, Prather; and K9 Studios, Sheldon High School, Sacramento.

Mark Pearson, left, Chapter Legal/Bylaws Chairperson, presents honors to students May 16 in Kahului, Hawaii.

    The local chapter welcomes a few new schools participating this year.  Entry submissions were up more than 25% from last year. Judges were treated to many excellent videos, many superior to previous years.

    Six Education Committee members -- Kym McNicholas, Mark Pearson, Steve Shlisky, David Waxman, Kevin Wing, Pamela Young -- personally appeared at six high schools throughout the Chapter to present the awards. 

    On May 29, Shlisky presented eleven "Certificates of Merit" to Oakland Unified School District's Media Enterprise Alliance (MEA). The awards were given during this year's graduation ceremony and held in the KDOL studios. Recipient friends and family were also treated to an airing of the winning entry, "OUSD Community Schools", an animated informational short feature about the community's culturally rich, arts-infused, highly personalized curriculum.
Kevin Wing, right, Chapter Regional Vice President-San Francisco, in San Ramon presenting awards May 21.

 "I know this award means a lot to them in terms of validating their work," says MEA program director Jeff Key. "Having the NATAS award on their resume has increased their sense of pride in their accomplishments.We appreciate NATAS for providing high school students with the opportunity to win a prestigious award. We are trying to help these underserved students acquire the skills necessary to move on to college and the workforce, and NATAS provides a good introduction for them to work with a professional organization."

    On May 16, Pearson took time away from his Hawaiian vacation to present Awards of Merit to students at Maui High School in Kahului, Hawaii.  Graduating seniors, Michelle Gima and Tristan Pascual, along with Junior, Victoria Gaxiola, and Sophomore, Giel Tolentino, were on-hand to accept the award in the Serious News category for their story titled "Hawaii: The 15th State".  The piece focused on the social and economic impact of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Hawaii.  Program advisor, Clint Gima, and school Principal, Bruce Anderson, were excited to see such a strong showing from the Hawaiian schools receiving this year's Regional Student Television Awards for Excellence, and were especially proud of their students and the ingenuity shown in arranging an interview with Hawaii State Representative, Chris Lee. As for becoming future members of the media, Gima and Pascual are both headed to college close to home on Maui next year and plan on pursuing careers in technology and business, respectively, while Gaxiola and Tolentino are focused on finishing High School.  
Chapter Governor David Waxman in Mill Valley June 5, presenting the first of 29 awards that evening. 

    On June 5, Waxman presented ten Awards of Excellence to juniors and seniors at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California. Another 19 students were honored with Awards of Merit at the ceremony, held during the AIM 2014 Film Festival at Mill Valley's historic Throckmorton Theater.
   The Tamalpais High School Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media (AIM) is a challenging, two-year, three-subject program that blends social studies and English courses with media electives, providing students with the opportunity to get hands-on experience using digital video and audio production, web design, and other media applications through rigorous, inter-disciplinary projects.
   Tamalpais High School is the only school to win 2 Pillars in 2014. This is the third year in a row AIM has received both Awards of Excellence and Merit.
    On May 21, Wing presented a Certificate of Merit to California High School in San Ramon.
    Wing presented the honor to Jacques Descoust, the student director of "Every 15 Minutes: California High School". School adviser Jenna Ray also received honors. 
    Descoust, a senior who graduated from California High School a few days later, was new to the school, having moved to the Bay Area only last year with his family. He said it was a "big thrill" for him to accept his honor at the school's annual awards night. A packed gymnasium cheered him on. 
Students in Waianae, Hawaii, after receiving their honors in May by Chapter Regional Vice President-Hawaii, Pamela Young (not pictured).
 In Mid-May, NATAS Governor Pamela Young (Vice President-Hawaii) traveled to Waianae High School in Waianae, Hawaii to present Searider Productions with multiple awards. Searider Productions is a multi - media program based at Wai'anae High School on the leeward coast of Oahu, Hawaii.  They have over three hundred students in 3 majors - Film, Journalism and Digital Media.  This is the second consecutive Broadcast News Show award for their program.  Senior Wai'anae High School Student Gary Domingo-Oka says: "We worked so hard this year and it feel really good to be recognized." Fellow student Diamond Tuisano shared the sentiment: "It's such an honor and privilege to receive these awards."

"Despite our geographic isolation, the Hawaii students are excelling, thanks to

Kym McNicholas, Chapter Membership Chairperson (fourth from left), presenting awards to students in Elk Grove in May.

incredibly supportive instructors like John Allen III and Candy Suiso," Young says. The students are from an area considered disadvantaged, but they are passionate about the visual arts and extraordinarily talented.  They have something to say and are using this medium in which to say it."

    The complete list of recipients follows:



    Award of ExcellenceSearider Productions, Wai'anae High School, Wai'anae, HI.  "Searider News," Shayla Ader, Kahunui Foster, Producers; Marcela Bator, Charlemaine Blue, Shayla Bradley, Crystal Cebedo,  Jesa Delos-Reyes, Gary Domingo-Oka, Thomas Dupa, Tressa Hoppe, Kertsye Kau, Raeanna Labrador, Keani Malo, Kayla Manuel, Abreen Padaken, Monique Paogofie, Diamond Tuisano, News Staff; John Allen III, Advisor.

    Award of MeritEye of the Tiger, Roseville High School, Roseville.  "TigerCast News," Daniel Wetter, News Director; Evan Stepper, Executive Producer; Jacob Darby, Jake Kellar, Producers; Austin Daly, Celine Nunally, Producer/Reporters; Sierra Hernandez, Iman Richmond, Reporters; Ben Judd, Meghan Julin, Anchors; Rachel Kistler, Kiann Epan, Editors; Megan Blumm, Technical Director; Bobby Ritter, Adviser. 


Serious News 

    Award of ExcellenceSearider Productions, Wai'anae High School, Wai'anae, HI.  "What's the Catch?," Crystal Cebedo, Reporter; Mahealani Nieto Lopes, Photographer;Shayla Ader, Editor; Kahunui Foster, Writer; John Allen III, Advisor.

    Award of MeritMaui High School, Kahului, HI.  "Hawaii:  The 15th State," Michelle Gima, Reporter/Writer; Tristan Pascual, Camera; Victoria Gaxiola, Giel Tolentino, Camera/Editors; Clint Gima, Advisor. 


Light News

    Award of MeritSearider Productions, Wai'anae High School, Wai'anae, HI. 

"Home Grown Eggs-ellence," Kahunui Foster, Reporter; Shayla Ader, Photographer; John Allen III, Advisor. 


Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs

    Award of MeritSearider Productions, Wai'anae High School, Wai'anae, HI.  "Rising Son," Austin Kaulia, Producer; Keanu Lyau-Goodwin, Director; Gary Domingo-Oka, Head Photographer/Editor; William Domen, Writer; Sheaven Delima, Grip; John Allen III, Advisor.  


Music Video

    Award of ExcellenceAcademy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley "Trouble Comes Running," Bennett Gates, Sean McGuinness, Garrett Miller, Filmmakers; Mike Goldstein, Sharilyn Scharf, David Taripian, Advisors. 


Long Form - Fiction

     Award of MeritAbraham Lincoln High School, San Jose.  "Enlazado," Connor Lonergan, Director, Writer, Actor, & Post-Production; Andrew Perez, Writer, Actor, & Post-Production;

Daniel Resz, Advisor

     Award of MeritAcademy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley "Free Range Vegetables," Sam Gates, Aiden Grahame, Gabrielle Hauzy, Mabel Herrick, Filmmakers; Mike Goldstein, Sharilyn Scharf, David Taripian, Advisors. 

     Award of MeritFranklin High School, Elk Grove.  "Chicken Crossing," Marissa Kong,

Giana Shibata-Bardaro, Animators; John Dennis, Voice Actor/Editor/Digital Ink & Paint; John Litzo, Voice Actor/Digital Ink & Paint; Katie Butler, Director/Animator; Brad Clark, Adviser.  

     Award of MeritHawaii Student Television, Honolulu, HI.  "HIV-THE HARD WAY."  

Hawaii Student Television, Producer. Robert Olague, Advisor

     Award of MeritSierra High School, Prather.  "Perfect Strangers," Rachel Zurcher, Director/editor/ cinomatographer; Kevin Schritchfield, Advisor

     Award of MeritSearider Productions, Wai'anae High School, Wai'anae, HI.  "Day Dreamers," Shayla Bradley, Producer/Director; Kerstye Kau, Director of Photography/Editor; Tressa Hoppe, Writer; John Allen III, Advisor. 


Long Form - Non-Fiction

    Award of ExcellenceAcademy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley "Herbert-NO VIDEO," April Anderson, Adrian Duann, Yoav Pantilat, Alyssa Urban, Max Bayer, Hana Dahl, Paula Venables, Filmmakers; Mike Goldstein, Sharilyn Scharf, David Taripian, Advisors. 

    Award of MeritAcademy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, "Iron Woman," Liz Archer, Sophie Aubin-Pouliot, Katie Hawkins, Clementine Quittner, Filmmakers; Mike Goldstein, Sharilyn Scharf, David Taripian, Advisors. 

    Award of MeritAcademy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, "Straight, Curly, Kinky-NO VIDEO," Sophie Aubin-Pouliot, Jack Rogosin, Made Sandrolini, Vivienne von Welczek, Filmmakers; Mike Goldstein, Sharilyn Scharf, David Taripian, Advisors.    

    Award of MeritAcademy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, "The Order of the Pink Bunny Ears," Isaac Cohen, Kat Hazen, Chelsey Meyer, Filmmakers; Mike Goldstein, Sharilyn Scharf, David Taripian, Advisors.   



    Award of MeritSearider Productions, Wai'anae High School, Wai'anae, HI.  "Heads Up," Diamond Tuisano, Reporter; Gary Domingo-Oka, Head Photographer/Editor;

Raeanna Labrador, Photographer; Courtney Aboy, Writer; John Allen III, Advisor. 


Public Affairs/Community Service

    Award of MeritAcademy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, "Priced Out," Yasmine Bakhtiari, Jack Brown, Claire Talkoff, Erika Witt, Filmmakers; Mike Goldstein, Sharilyn Scharf, David Taripian, Advisors. 

    Award of MeritCalifornia High School, San Ramon.  "Every 15 Minutes: California High School," Jacques Descoust, Director; Jenna Ray, Advisor.  

    Award of MeritSearider Productions, Wai'anae High School, Wai'anae, HI.  "Think College," Shayla Bradley, Producer; Kerstye Kau, Director; Tressa Hoppe, Writer; John Allen III, Advisor.  


Animation/Graphics/Special Effects

    Award of MeritFranklin High School, Elk Gove.  "The Quest,"  Thomas Vang, Writer/Animator/Editor; Brad Clark, Advisor.  

    Award of MeritMedia Enterprise Alliance, KDOL-TV, Met West High School, Oakland. "OUSD Community Schools," Malachi Segers, Animator-Editor-Voice Over; Mori Wexler, Animator-Editor-Music; Kaila Blake, Guayo Cartegena, Autumn Criss, Jeffrey Flores, Gilberto Hernandez, Damari Lawrence, Nancy Tafoya, Animator-Editors; Nick Sazani, Jake Schoneker, Advisors.

    Award of MeritK9 Studios, Sheldon High School, Sacramento. "Super Commute,"

Heather Fletcher, Producer; Matt Klein, Director; Lauren Morgan, Director/Story;

Kyle Spencer, Animator/Story; Kate Allen, Lead Animator; Caccis Cancilla, Animators; Paris Draper, Animator/Story; Long Nguyen, Editor; Jared Harvey, Director of Backgrounds; Daniel Hargrove, Director of Sound Design; Andrew Dang, Sound Engineer; Shawn Sullivan, Advisor.


   The San Francisco Northern California Regional Student Television Awards for excellence, which promotes best practices to high school students, is intended to be an incentive for the pursuit of excellence in television journalism and to focus public attention on outstanding achievements in television produced by high school students. Faculty involvement can only be advisory. 

(Kym McNicholas, Mark Pearson, David Waxman, Kevin Wing and Pamela Young contributed to this story.)

Chico TV Reporter Covers Northern California Tribal Dispute, Shares Experience

By Brian Johnson
(Editor's Note: KHSL/KNVN reporter/anchor Brian Johnson recently reported on a controversial tribal dispute in Tehama County, west of Chico. It became one of Johnson's most interesting stories to cover, to date, in northern California. This month, he shares his experience with Off Camera readers.)
     My experience with what is still an ongoing tribal dispute began in April, a couple of weeks after one faction of the tribe was kicked out by another during an annual tribal meeting of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.
     The Paskenta Band's history is long-lived in the area of Tehama County, California, but their creation of a successful and profitable casino is more of a recent development, completed in the early 2000s. Located off of I-5 near the city of Corning, Rolling Hills Casino is a destination for travelers, locals, even golfers. I was invited to come to the casino by casino operators, who originally told me this "dis-enrollment" of 60-some tribal members was a result of ineligibility due to no direct lineal ties to the tribe itself. However, there were hints there would be more information to surface.
     More did.
Controversial tribal dispute in Chico area 
News crews covering the story in late June
Photo Credit: Brian Johnson
     Tribal members still in control of the casino claimed members of the Pata, Crosby, and Lohse families were not only illegitimate tribal members, but had gained enormous power and control over the tribe, using it to their advantage and to the detriment of the tribe as a whole. In simplest terms, they claimed embezzlement, to the tune of more than $2 million. Earlier this month, things came to a head, when heavily armed "tribal police" hired by the dis-enrolled side made their way onto casino grounds, only to be met by armed guards employed by Rolling Hills Casino. 
    Quite honestly, this was a scary situation. The former Tehama County Sheriff who, weeks before, had in effect told me it wasn't safe to be at the casino, was right: there was a severe threat to public safety here. I understood that clearly when I approached armed guards from opposing sides standing side-by-side. I asked them what they were doing. "Are you guys just waiting for the word to go ahead and do something?" I asked. One outnumbered tribal police member told me, "They'll tell me in my earpiece when I have to start beating these other guys up." Luckily, no violence erupted and no arrests were made-Tehama County Sheriff's Deputies were on scene.
    They happened to be on scene two days later too-when I inadvertently tipped them off by asking if they knew of anything going on that day on casino grounds. I asked because I was vaguely told by the tribal side not currently in control of the casino they would be "moving." To say the least, a PR woman who represents this part of the tribe was not happy with the calls I made during the day. 
    But, that was a decision my news director and I made-to check our sources and see if they knew of anything going on. Later, something did happen, but thankfully, relatively non-violent (besides pushing, shoving, spitting that I witnessed, there were no guns I could see). A handful of members from the side kicked out showed up, telling me they hoped to have peaceful talks with current tribal chairman Andy Freeman. Those talks didn't happen. After a handful of live-shots, I looked at the day as an awkward, anti-climactic situation. But I surely prefer anti-climactic to lives being lost.
   Things have calmed down since these tumultuous confrontations on casino grounds. Local law enforcement has since told me on camera they have better things to do than babysit what's going on there. The State of California has stepped in, telling both sides to stand down. And chair Andy Freeman's executive order to ban guns on site, to my knowledge, is still in effect. 
   From this tribal experience, I've come away with a few conclusions relating to reporting. First, with so much information, it's important to be careful and deliberate about what you choose to report. Just because a press release is written officially and thoroughly, it doesn't mean we, as a news organization, have to follow it. Secondly, there's only so much they said-they said we can report. After a while it starts to feel like a dramatic high school gossip situation if there are still no official investigations underway by official authorities. 
    On that note, one question we've struggled with is who is the real authority here, or who can solve this thing once and for all? The BIA, the FBI, the DOJ? It's tough to determine when many of these groups are saying look: this is an internal tribal matter on sovereign grounds-figure it out yourself, but don't shoot each other. Another question we have is, when will this end? That's really what viewers want to know, and I do too. In the meantime, I'm more than ready to keep following this story.


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If you have lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last 25 years, you know Diane Dwyer. But, how well do you know this Emmy Award-winning journalist? This month, the anchor and reporter who has worked for KTVU Channel 2 and KNTV NBC Bay Area tells all (well, almost), including her love for mint chocolate chip ice cream from Baskin-Robbins, her growing-up years in the Bay Area, family life, and her career, which has taken her all over California and the western United States, ultimately bringing her right back to the Bay Area. 

Where did you grow up? 

I was born at Kaiser in San Francisco and spent the first few years of my life in Daly City. We moved to the Peninsula where I technically "grew up" my junior year at Burlingame High School - that's the year I grew 8 inches and was no longer the shortest kid in the school.


Do you have siblings?   

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I'm from a big Irish Catholic family, so I have lots of siblings! I have two older sisters and four older brothers. My mom used to joke that she decided the "rhythm method" wasn't working very well after getting pregnant with me and apparently came up with another plan (I didn't ask for details). 


Please tell me about your Mom and Dad. 

Thanks for asking. My mom and dad were/are amazing parents. My mom was the crazy one of the pair: she once managed to sneak onto the floor of the NYSE when women weren't allowed (reminds me of when I managed to get onto the field with the Russian team during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics in Italy). She passed away unexpectedly 14 years ago while we were on vacation. I still miss her very much. My dad is 92 and still mourning the death of my mom. He's the responsible one who is always fair. I love my big weird happy family.   


What were you like growing up as a Bay Area kid?  

I was really short and really shy: I obviously have changed a bit ;).   


When did you first realize that you wanted to be in television news?  

I graduated from the undergrad business school at Cal in accounting and finance, so it wasn't until a year of corporate banking that I realized I needed a new career. I learned my first day as an TV intern in Palm Springs that getting a "bite" didn't mean lunch, other than that I loved it.


Where was your first job in TV? What was it like there? 

My first PAID job (after the internship in Palm Springs) was at KXLF in Butte, Montana (big copper mining town in the 1920s). I left Palm Springs in December of 1988 and headed north to experience the second coldest winter on record in Butte. Despite the cold, I loved the job! We did stories on everything from hog farmers and miners to Evel Knievel (who was born in Butte, in case you didn't know) and the aftermath of the massive fire in Yellowstone.


Early KTVU years, with cameraman Tony Hodrick

Who has inspired you in your career?  

I admire creative writers who can use average words but spin them in a new way. I'm analytical and just don't have that type of writing talent.  Charles Kuralt, Bob Mackenzie and George Watson were/are all wonderfully gifted writers. That said, I learned the most from Fred Zehnder, Jim Branson, Earl Frounfelter, Mike Kelly, Tony Hodrick and many others at KTVU.   


Who has inspired you as a person?  

My crazy, wonderful, kind, silly, smart, funny mom.


Before you joined KTVU Channel 2 and KNTV NBC Bay Area, where did you work? 

I worked at KESQ in Palm Springs (1988), KXLF in Butte, Montana (1988-1989), KHSL in Chico (1989-1990) and then KTVU, starting in September of 1990. I was 24 when I started at KTVU, and I was completely awestruck getting to work with Dennis Richmond. I also thought it was pretty cool working with weatherman Pat McCormick, whom I grew up watching on Dialing for Dollars and Charley and Humphrey.


You worked at KTVU for many years. You not only reported, but you anchored, too, including the morning newscasts. What was that like? 

I also was a writer at KTVU. Anyone who worked at KTVU in the 1990s (or before) knows that was a special place with an incredible mixture of quirky and very smart people. I loved it.


What's your favorite ice cream flavor? 

On vacation in Machu Picchu, with husband, Tim, and their two children.

Mint chocolate chip from Baskin-Robbins -- no question. 


How do you spend your weekends? You are quite involved in your children's activities, who, by the way, seem to be growing by leaps and bounds!  

Up until a few weeks ago, I spent my weekends anchoring the news at NBC Bay Area (I worked weekends either writing, reporting or anchoring for 22 of the last 24 years in the Bay Area). I always managed to watch soccer, basketball or volleyball games before heading to work. Now, I'm loving my Saturday and Sunday nights with my family. 


What charitable organizations are nearest to your heart?   

That's a tough question. There are so many amazing organizations and people in the Bay Area. Curry Senior Center in the Tenderloin in SF (serving low-income and homeless seniors - I'm on the board) and De Marillac Academy (providing free education in the Tenderloin) are two of my favorites. I also love the International House at Cal (also on the board), Summit Bank Foundation, Asian American Donor Program, Rebuilding Together Peninsula, Golden State German Shepherd Rescue.  


Perfect meal for dinner?  

Anything I didn't cook.


Any guilty pleasures?  

Napping. I'm a pro!


Cal, or Stanford? (Trick question) 

Hmmm, that's just insulting J.   


Would you rather be on a nice, tropical sun-kissed beach, under a palm tree, where the temperature might be 100 degrees? Or, would you rather be on a cruise to see the polar bears in Alaska? 

Kevin, you know me better than that! I used an electric blanket under the desk at NBC to keep me warm while I anchored the news; I'm always cold and LOVE the warm weather.


How long have you and your husband, sportscaster Tim Sharp, been married? How did you two meet? 

Awhhhh - that's so nice of you to ask. Tim and I met our junior year at Burlingame High School (is that adorable or lame?). We went to our senior prom together, but then we didn't date through college. We got back together in 1991 and married in 1992.


Covering the 2004 Torino Olympics, with Raj Mathai for KNTV NBC Bay Area

You've worked at KNTV NBC Bay Area for a dozen years now. Last month, you left the weekend anchor desk there, but you'll still continue to be a prominent presence in the newsroom. What are you going to be doing? 

I'm going to miss my regular gig at KNTV, but I'm excited to be doing some special projects. My first project involves my alma mater and the anniversary of the Free Speech Movement.


When you're not at KNTV NBC Bay Area, you're juggling other jobs that are rewarding to you. Please tell me about them. 

Well, I've been teaching at the Berkeley-Haas School of Business for 5 years, and I must say it is intensely rewarding and challenging. I created the class called Media Consulting & Innovation. I also regularly guest lecture at the Design School at Stanford. I also have been doing a fair amount of media consulting work with companies including Emeryville-based Leap Frog, Oakland-based Pet Food Express and a nano-technology company called QSI. It's an eclectic collection of companies, and I love the variety.


What do you do to relax?  

I love to hike. My favorite hike is the Bay Area Ridge Trail at Tilden (starting at the steam trains). The views are amazing!


Who is your favorite television journalist?  

Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert.


Favorite read: San Francisco Chronicle, or USA Today 

Those are my only two choices? 


What's your favorite TV show?  

Modern Family - love love love it.


See any good movies lately?  

June 8, 2014: Receiving a warm sendoff from her weekend colleagues at KNTV NBC Bay Area, Diane Dwyer signs off the weekend anchor desk for the final time. 

Running for Jim. It's a documentary that a friend made, and it's an inspiring story about ALS.  On a much lighter note, I also thought We're the Millers was hilarious.


Personality-wise, are you more of a goof than you are serious?!  

My kids would definitely say I'm a goof who tries to embarrass them mostly at my own expense.


If you could do it all over again, is there anything you would change about your life?  I'd love to be able to sing in tune (ask anyone who has worked with me, I'm completely tone deaf).


Favorite vacation destination? Where have you yet to travel to? 

My favorite vacation had to be trekking to Machu Picchu, besides when I barfed all night on some bad beef and had to hike 8 miles the next day at 11,000-foot elevation! I want to go to Rwanda to see the gorillas.  


Favorite music? What's in your iPod (if you have one) or collection of CDs? I'm super lame when it comes to music since I'm tone deaf. I love the 60s to the 80s mostly from Luther Vandross and Simon & Garfunkel to Bob Marley and the Rolling Stones.


Wine tasting, or a cold bottle of beer?  



What's the craziest thing you've ever done?  

Tough call, but probably one of the most memorable things I've done is pour a beer on Tom Cruise's head back in 1986.


Favorite spot in the Bay Area? 

Picnic table on the Bay Area Ridge Trail (between upper and lower Big Springs Trail) at Tilden Park with 360 degree views of the Bay Area.


Stay tuned!
You know her voice. You've heard her for many years on Bay Area radio, including on the legendary KFRC. And now, you see her on TV, too! In next month's Soundbites, get to know Celeste Perry, who does double duty every weekend on KOFY TV 20 in San Francisco and mid-mornings and mid-afternoons during the week on Big 103.7 FM! 
The Health Reporter

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Do You Need Enhanced Water?


     In a day's work, your body loses about 8-12 cups of water... and all of that fluid needs to go back in. Water not only quenches your thirst, it's vital for your organs to function. It's needed for digestion, to carry nutrients and oxygen, control blood pressure, and to even lubricate joints. Without enough water, skin, the largest organ in the body, can become dry and wrinkled. Beverage companies know this and continue to tinker with ways to sell water.

    Some companies have added vitamins and/or caffeine to water with the latest innovation in replenishment being "liquid water enhancers". These concentrated flavors come in tiny, two-inch squeeze bottles, but beware. 

    You need to look beyond the trendy hype and know what you're drinking. Water is essential and drinking it plain and pure is good for you. But when water contains chemical additives, such as artificial colorants (which are derived from petroleum), preservatives, and artificial sweeteners, nature's most important nutrient becomes a manufactured product that's not so nutritious.

    Vitamin Water  

    If you're eating a balanced diet, you likely won't benefit from water enhanced with vitamins and electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium. In excess, the water-soluble vitamins added to these waters (vitamins B and C) will be excreted through your urine. If you're already taking a vitamin supplement or eating fortified foods, adding vitamin-enhanced water could increase your risk of vitamin toxicity. 

    Unless you are exercising for long periods of time (e.g., two hours of biking or running) and in extreme heat, you don't need the added electrolytes. The best fluid replacement for casual exercisers is water. If you tend to perspire a lot, weigh yourself before and after your workout. For every pound of weight you lose, you need to drink 16-24 ounces of water.

    Liquid Water Enhancers  

    These additives are flavored drops that you add to your water. The caffeinated liquid water enhancers contain 24 servings per bottle with a total caffeine content of 1440 mg. If not used as directed, such as squirted directly into your mouth in shot form, you can consume a highly concentrated dose of caffeine (as much as five times the recommended daily limit) that can increase your heart rate and blood pressure as well as lead to nervousness.

   Healthy Ways to Drink Water   

   Consider these water options instead of manufactured enhanced water:

  • Fresh fruit-infused water - Steep fresh fruits, veggies, and/or herbs with water until the flavors fuse together.
  • Seltzer juice (seltzer is a sodium-free carbonated water) - Add a splash of antioxidant-rich 100% Concord grape juice to seltzer water.
  • Frozen fruit water - Add some frozen berries, cherries, pineapple or mango chunks to your water. When the fruit thaws, you end up with cool water with fresh fruit flavor.
  • Herb or fruit ice cubes - Add fresh herbs to water and freeze them into ice cubes. Add a few cubes (along with frozen bits of fruit) to your water bottle for a refreshing, flavorful drink.
  • Citrus water - Add some fresh lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit slices to your water to add some zing to icy H2O.
Former TV Traffic Reporter With The Famous Name
From On The Air To Up In The Air:
Pilot Amelia Earhart's Flight 
Around The World Begins In Bay Area
Like Famous 1930s Namesake, Originates Trip From Oakland

     You have to wonder if this is tempting fate. 
     Then again, what else is Amelia Earhart supposed to do in life? 
     A 31-year-old woman named Amelia Earhart, a former Denver TV traffic reporter -- no relation to the famous ill-fated aviator of the 1930s -- is currently recreating her namesake's flight around the world.
Former TV Traffic Reporter Flying Around The World 
Amelia Earhart (her real name) left Oakland International Airport June 26, beginning a 17-day global flight. At 31, she is hoping to become the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single-engine plane. 

   The 24,300-mile journey started in Oakland on June 26 and will take 17 days to complete. The 1930s Earhart also began her global flight from the tiny airstrip that one day would become today's Oakland International Airport. When the present-day Earhart completes the trip, she will be the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single-engine plane (a Pilatus PC-12NG aircraft). She began flying when she was 21. 

     "The reliability of a single-engine aircraft today in 2014 is vastly different than it was back in the 1930s," Earhart says. "So, while there is still a component of adventure with any flight over water, I felt most connected to the Pilatus. The cockpit is absolutely state-of-the-art. We've got synthetic vision, we've got dual GPS."

Amelia Earhart
She is believed to have perished in 1937 after her plane vanished during her around the world flight. 
    In 1932, Amelia Earhart -- THE Amelia Earhart -- became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1937, she attempted to fly around the globe, with navigator Fred Noonanonly for the aircraft to vanish over the Pacific Ocean. Earhart and Noonan were never found, and through the decades, authorities have believed that both perished. 

    Today's Amelia Earhart is flying with a co-pilot. Still, she's trying to keep things as true to the original trip as possible.

    "Absolutely no auto-pilot issues," her latest tweet reads. "We hand-flew the aircraft to experience the type of flying Amelia was doing." 

    "By recreating and symbolically completing her flight around the world, I hope to develop an even deeper connection to my namesake and also encourage the world to pursue their own adventures," Earhart explains on her site. 

    "Amelia believed that, 'Adventure is worthwhile in itself' and it is that type of attitude that spurs us to seek the unknown, push our limits and fly outside the lines," she says. 

    Earhart has also started a foundation, called the Fly With Amelia Foundation, to inspire young girls to take to the sky. The foundation provides scholarships for high school girls to attend flight school.

    Track Earhart's flight on her site, The Amelia Earhart Project.



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    Kevin Wing, Editor 

the board of governors




  Keith Sanders, San Jos

  State University

Vice President, San Francisco: 

  Kevin Wing, ABC-TV/"Good

  Morning America"  

  Vice President, Sacramento: 

  Cynthia Zeiden, Zeiden


Vice President, Fresno: 

  Kim Stephens, KMPH FOX 26 

  Vice President, Hawaii

  Pamela Young, KITV 4

  Vice President, Reno: 
    Terri Russell, KOLO 8
    Alison Gibson, Media Cool
  Past President:

  Javier Valencia, Consultant


national trustees:

Linda Giannecchini, KQED 9

(National Awards Chair)

Alison Gibson, Media Cool

(National 2nd Vice Chairperson)

Cynthia Zeiden, Zeiden Media

(National Program Chair)

Steve Shlisky, KTVU Channel 2  (Alternate) 



Zara Arboleda, KGPE CBS 47

Kent Beichley, KRON 4

Wayne  Freedman, KGO ABC 7 

Luis Godinez, KDTV Univision 14

Richard Harmelink, KFSN ABC 30  (Nominating Chair) 

Pablo Icub, KUVS Univision 19

George Lang, The Big Picture

Da Lin, KPIX 5

Terry Lowry, LaCosse Productions  

(Gold & Silver Circle Chair) 

Sultan Mirza, KPIX 5 (Webmaster) 

Jen Mistrot, KPIX 5

Joyce Mitchell, 4 U Productions

John Odell, CCSF Emeritus

(National Rules Chair) 

Ross Perich, Trainer Communications

Greg Rando, KTVU Channel 2

Brenda salgado, KGMB/KHNL, Hawaii News Now  

Sandy Sirias, KFTV Univision 21

Matt Skryja, AAA 

Stephanie Stone, KFSN ABC 30

Karen Sutton, Beyond Pix Studios

David Waxman, KRCB 22

Melanie Woodrow, KTVU Channel 2 

Alice Yu, KVIE 6


committee chairs:


  Cynthia Zeiden, Zeiden Media 


  John Catchings, Catchings & Associates

  Linda Giannecchini, KQED 9 


  Julie Watts, KPIX 5


  Steve Shlisky, KTVU Channel 2 


  Jim Spalding, Spalding & Company  


   Mark Pearson, ARC Law Group  


  Kym McNicholas, Kymerview


  Patty Zubov, Platonic TV


execUtive director:

Darryl R. Compton, NATAS 

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