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

Member Renewal Deadline Tuesday, March 31


Final day to RENEW MEMBERSHIP is MARCH 31 – unpaid moved to inactive on 4/1.

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TV Academy Hawaii Member Mixer 

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Sports Emmy® Awards Lifetime Achievement Honoree Announced


The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that Lesley Visser, the pioneering sports reporter and one of the most highly acclaimed female sportscasters of all time, will become the first woman to receive the Sports Lifetime Achievement Award at the 41st Annual Sports Emmy® Awards.



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2020 College Scholarship Application Deadline May 15th

Our chapter has given away over one hundred thousand dollars in college scholarships over the years, but not very much recently. About half of the available money each year has been left on the table since 2017. The board has taken several steps to remedy this situation. They voted to add $1,000 to all $2,000 scholarships, a 50% increase. The total amount available this year has risen to an unprecedented $23,000.

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Members Gifted Facebook Tips & Tricks in Workshop


Just when you thought you had Facebook all figured out, a new algorithm came in and changed the game. So, we teamed up with The Society of Professional Journalists, and offered a free Facebook for Journalists Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 22, to educate members about all-things-Facebook and algorithm driven.

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NATAS Mentee Makes Good, Video Career Taking Off

Susan Bradley
is a photographer. Much of that professional learning has come from Laney College Professor and Chapter Governor Mike Moya. You have seen Susan applying her craft alongside Ken Newberry and Moya at the Emmy® Galas, Gold & Silver Circle Induction Luncheons or other Chapter occasions. After her NATAS Mentorship, the paying jobs are rolling in.

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Abel About Mentorship: ‘For Everyone Who Wants to Improve’


Abel Garcia
is one of the first mentees in the resurgence of the NATAS Mentorship Program. Members communicate some basic goals and skills they feel they need to enhance their career, and NATAS connects them with professionals either in their own market or the Chapter’s other markets.

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Gurajpal About Mentorship: ‘What I Needed to Hear’

“There are times you have to learn lessons in this industry by going through the situations yourself,” said Gurajpal Sangha. “But to be able to gain knowledge from people who have already gone through some of those situations, you can’t beat that! If anyone is serious about this profession, they need to take this program.”


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From Central Valley Univision to Anchor in the Windy City

Recently, on his 31st birthday, after working six years at Univision Fresno as sports talent and part-time anchor and full-time multi-media journalist, Raul Delgado announces he’s leaving the station bound for Telemundo in Chicago. Delgado is passionate about story-telling with his heart solidly planted in sports reporting.

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Click here to read this article in Spanish!



Tim Nielsen Offers Insight into Supervising Sound Editor

Tim Nielsen is a Supervising Sound Editor with over 20 years of experience working in television and film. His credits include Pirates of the CaribbeanIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullSolo: A Star Wars Story, and Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – and in this interview he talks about his work and the role of Supervising Sound Editor.

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Richard “Dick” Robertson Dies at 93

Richard “Dick” Robertson, who made an indelible mark as president and administrator of the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and whose many decades of involvement in the northern California television industry were recognized with induction honors into the Chapter’s Silver Circle and Gold Circle, has died.

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Our People – MARCH 2020

See Photography by Wayne Freedman

New NATAS Member Discounts From Broadway SF!

  • Over 30% savings on HAMILTON, THE LAST SHIP and THE BOOK OF MORMON 
  • NEW: If you loved HAMILTON, come see the hilarious new parody… SPAMILTON: An American Parody.

An email with our Promo Code is coming soon to current Members, or request it by emailing




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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