Gold Circle by Class

The Class of 2021

JOE MOORE, Anchor, KHON 2, Honolulu Hawaii; BARRY TOMPKINS, Sportscaster, KPIX 5, WNBC, NBC Sports, ESPN, FOX Sports

The Class of 2020

MICHEL CAMUS, Technical Operations Manager, KGO ABC 7 & DON SHARP, Operations Director retired, KPIX 5, KRON 4 (Silver Circle 2005)

The Class of 2019

(Silver Circle 1995)


The Class of 2018

GARY GEROULD, Announcer, Sacramento Kings


The Class of 2017

James Gabbert, Next Century Enterprises/KOFY TV 20
(Silver Circle 1990)


The Class of 2016

FRED LaCOSSE, LaCosse Productions,
with wife and Gold & Silver Circle Chair TERRY LOWRY
(Silver Circle 1988; Governors’ Award 2012)

The Class of 2015

LEE MENDELSON, Lee Mendelson Productions
(Silver Circle 1988; Governors’ Award 1989)


The Class of 2014


CLASS OF 2014: JIM SCALEM (Silver Circle 1989) Producer, Program Manager, KQED 9, PBS, Jim Scalem Productions; DON KNAPP (Silver Circle 2009) Reporter, KPIX 5, KRON 4, KTVU 2, KGO ABC 7, CNN.

The Class of 2013


CLASS OF 2013: BELVA DAVIS (Silver Circle 1989, Governors’ Award 1995) News Anchor, Reporter, Host, KQED 9, KRON 4, KPIX 5.  Belva was the first African-American female television news anchor on the west coast.

The Class of 2012


CLASS OF 2012: DR. STUART HYDE* (Silver Circle 1996) and DR. HERBERT ZETTL (Silver Circle 1998), professors emeritus from the Department of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, San Francisco State University.

The Class of 2010


CLASS OF 2010: RICHARD BLOCK, (Silver Circle 1999) President, Block Communications

The Class of 2009


CLASS OF 2009: JAN MOELLERING, (Silver Circle 1994) Program Coordinator, KNTV NBC Bay Area

The Class of 2008


CLASS OF 2008: JACK HANSON, (Silver Circle 2000) Host, Comcast NewsMakers, Former, KRON, KPIX, KGO; LUIS ECHEGOYEN (Silver Circle 1994) Hispanic Multi-Media / Retired Anchor, KDTV Univision 14.

The Class of 2006


CLASS OF 2006:  FRANKLIN MIEULI*, Bay Area Sports Legend, owner Franklin Mieuli & Associates; Left: National Turstee Linda Giannecchini (Silver Circle 1997) and right: AL ATTLES Golden State Warriors Basketball Team.

The Class of 2005


CLASS OF 2005: A longtime member of the Academy, former president and administrator Dick Robertson (Silver Circle 1998) was inducted into the Gold Circle on October 15, 2005. Dick had a long career in public relations working at KTVU, KRON, KQED and his own company Mother Lode Communications. Dick and his wife LaNore are serving on a two year mission for the LDS Church in Florada, still doing public relations California Chapter’s “Gold Circle“. (From left to right) A RICHARD (DICK) ROBERTSON; shown at the 2004 Silver Circle induction and accepting on video tape from Florada in 2005.

The Class of 2004


CLASS OF 2004: Over one hundred gathered on Saturday, October 16th, at the Radisson Miyako Hotel, on Post Street in San Francisco for the induction of the Class of 2004 into the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter’s “Gold Circle”. From left to right: Gold Circle inductee: VIC STERLING* (Silver Circle 2001); shown here with his lovely wife Pattie.

The Class of 2002


CLASS OF 2002: The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), San Francisco/Northern California Chapter premiered its prestigious “Gold Circle” on Saturday, October 26th, at the Marine’s Memorial Club, on Sutter Street in San Francisco, honoring individuals who have spent 50 or more years making significant contributions to the television industry. The charter members of this prestigious honor were: JACK LALANNE* (Silver Circle 1991) physical fitness guru; ELAINE LALANNE (Silver Circle 1991); LUCILLE BLISS (Silver Circle 1989) The lady of a thousand voices; DAVID MEBLIN*, syndication pioneer.

* Deceased