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

2019 Emmy® Awards: Important Dates to Remember

Here’s a quick recap on the deadlines and announcements for Emmy® 2019.

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High School Awards Entry Deadline March 15

Entries will be accepted through March 15 from high schools with media programs in the Chapter region, which extends from Visalia to the Oregon border and includes Reno, Hawaii and Guam. Eligible media must have been created between March 1, 2018, and Feb. 28, 2019.

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$21,000 in College Scholarships, Professional Development; May 31 Deadline

This is a new year with $21,000 in new opportunities and you could be the first to receive our $5,000 Louise Jorjorian Memorial Scholarship!

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KRON Launches Bay Area’s First Commercial-Free, 24-Hour News App

A revolutionary local news and streaming video subscription service for mobile, desktop, tablet and OTT platforms, including Apple TV and Amazon Fire, has been launched by KRON 4 in San Francisco.

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Steve Shlisky Is Sleeping In: Chapter President Retires From Oakland’s KTVU After Four Decade Career

 For the first time in a very long time, Steve Shlisky is sleeping in. And, he’s pretty darn happy about it, too. But, let’s face it, the man has always been non-stop busy, especially in the last few years.

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A Look Behind the Scenes at the 2019 Chinese New Year Parade

The 2019 Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade, which has been rated as one of the world’s 10 best parades, is in the history books. The parade attracted hundreds of thousands of people to line the streets of San Franciusco to watch the parade, which celebrated the Year of the Pig. The parade was also telecast live on KTVU Fox 2 on Saturday, Feb. 23.


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Regional Roundup – MARCH 2019

Monthly Tidbits From Our Chapter’s Markets

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

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Gold & Silver Circle Profiles

Rod Sherry was already an established television and radio newscaster in Los Angeles when he accepted an opportunity to relocate to the Bay Area to join San Francisco’s KPIX as its 11 p.m. anchor, in 1964.


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Our People – MARCH 2019

See Photography by Wayne Freedman

On The Move – MARCH 2019

Tell Us if you have information about someone in our Chapter who is ON THE MOVE!

Write to Off Camera Editor Kevin Wing at

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cinema club

FREE 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.


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
Darryl Compton, Executive Director
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