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Award-winning newsletter containing news, events, profiles and information from the San Francisco / Northern California / Reno / Hawaii / Guam television communities

President’s Message: Welcome To All New and Returning Members

This month’s issue of Off Camera is dedicated to YOU! Whether you are new or renewing, every member of this chapter has an important role to play. Without your input, we would not know what programs and activities best serve our members. 

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NATAS SF/NorCal Chapter Presents Cinema Club vérité: Conversations With Filmmakers

NATAS SF/NorCal Chapter presented the first in a series known as Cinema Club vérité: Conversations With Filmmakers on Saturday, January 29, 2022. Our chapter’s Cinema Club Program offers exclusive access to film screenings for our members.

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Former NATAS Scholarship Winner Lands First Reporting Job And Joins Board Of Governors

Meet Austin Castro, KAEF ABC’s newest multimedia journalist in Eureka, Calif.! Castro graduated in 2021 from San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts.

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Belva Davis to be Featured in a Documentary

Colleagues of Bay Area TV icon Belva Davis are working to honor her remarkable life and career in a feature documentary, “Belva Davis, Reporting.”  

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Laura Anthony Retires: Tribute To A TV News Legend

: Anthony (left) at the 2019 Northern California Emmy Awards Gala in San Francisco, California.
The Emmy® award-winning veteran reporter retired from San Francisco’s KGO-TV in early January where she spent 20 years of her remarkable career. Over the past three decades, Laura has seen it all. From Hurricane Harvey to earthquakes in Seattle and the Bay Area, to the apocalyptic fires in Malibu, Redding, Napa, and Paradise.

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Pioneering KCRA TV News Anchor Mary Richardson Dies

December 31, 2021, Richardson died after a brave seven-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 76. “I knew it was coming and it’s such a loss,” said former KCRA News Anchor, Stan Atkinson, who first co-anchored with Richardson back in the day.

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Award Recipients of The 73rd Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards Announced

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the recipients of the 73rd  Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Wynn Encore Ballroom in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) as part of their media and technology convention in Las Vegas on April 25, 2022.

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Profiles in Education

Profiles in Education is an effort to introduce media program educators in our region’s high schools and colleges, as well as to recognize their achievement in offering career pathways in broadcast journalism, production and content creation to the future generation. Meet Mark Ikenaga.

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Regional Roundup – February 2022 

Monthly Tidbits From Our Chapter’s Markets

NATAS welcomes contributions to the Regional Roundup from all Chapter markets. To be included, please contact Toby Momtaz at

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Member Benefit: Cinema Club

cinema clubFREE Bay Area Movie Screenings for NATAS members. Usually, you may bring a guest.

Many screenings are previews of first-run movies, and include “Q&A” sessions with the director, producer and/or cast members of the film.

To receive notifications, you need be on the “Cinema Club” mailing list.  Send an e-mail to and put “Cinema Club” and your name in the subject line.

(COVID-19 protocols apply.)

National Member Benefit

Membership benefit provided by the Academy, the JOB BANK is a free source of available job openings in the television and media industry throughout the country.

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
San Francisco/Northern California Chapter
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