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

Saturday, June 2, 2018
5pm Reception

Franklin and Fell Streets
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More info on the AWARDS PAGE


So You’re An Emmy® Nominee?

Here’s What You Need To Know

By Wayne Freedman

Congratulations! With your Emmy® Award nomination, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has recognized your excellence. A nomination is an award in its own right.

With more than 1,000 total entries this year, in both the Spanish and English contests, we have 277 nominations and 94 recipients. When your name appears on the Program and you hear it called, you earned the honor.

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Last Few Days to be Included in the Emmy® Gala Program

Promotion opportunities start at $200.
Congratulate nominees.
Display your business information.

The collectible Emmy® Gala Program is distributed to more than 500 media professionals and is often saved as a keepsake.
Contact or (415) 777-0212

Order Deadline Friday, May 4
Artwork Deadline Friday, May 11

For Souvenir Program ad specs and other info, click to view the two-page BROCHURE

More info at “Sponsorship Opportunities at the Emmy® Awards Gala” article

Hotel Rooms Discounted for Emmy® Gala Attendees

Again this year, we have a Special Discount for Emmy® Awards Gala attendees, at a favorite Union Square hotel. Rates for attendees: $159 per room per night – 1 King, or 2 Double beds. A deal for a location like San Francisco’s Union Square!

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$21,000 in College Scholarships Available From Chapter


Scholarship class of 2017

Your window to receive thousands of dollars from our chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will end this month. You don’t even have to be a NATAS member, but you do need to be a college student. You could receive as much as $5,000 in the form of a scholarship. $21,000 in graduate and undergraduate scholarships are available.

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BREAKING: Ken Wayne to Join KRON4 as Weeknight News Anchor 

“Good morning everybody.  I am very excited to announce that Ken Wayne will be joining our team as co-anchor of our weekday evening news, effective immediately.  Alongside Pam [Moore], he will co-anchor our 6p, 8p and 10p news.
Ken’s official first day is Monday, May 7.”
– Steven Poitras, KRON4

Read the Press Release…


Chapter Stations Receive 2018 Edward R. Murrow Honors

Several television stations in the Bay Area, northern California and Hawaii have received honors from the Radio Television Digital News Association’s 2018 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

From more than 4,400 entries, 785 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 16 categories this year recognize more than 307 local radio, television and digital news organizations across the country and around the world.

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Regional Roundup – May 2018

Monthly Tidbits From Our Chapter’s Markets
This month: Sacramento, Fresno, Reno, Eureka, Guam, San Francisco, Fresno

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


Russ Solomon, 92, Tower Records Founder

Last Interview, On Sacramento PBS Station KVIE

Sacramento born and raised, Russ Solomon changed the world of music as we know it. Solomon died March 4 while watching the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Solomon was the founder of the world-renowned record store chain Tower Records.

At home viewing the awards program, making comments about red carpet attire, the 92-year-old Solomon asked his wife to grab him another whiskey. When she returned with his drink, Solomon was dead from a heart attack.

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gold & silver circles

Gold & Silver Circle Profiles: Rod Sherry

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. Throughout the rest of the 1960s and into the early 1970s, Sherry became one of the Bay Area’s preeminent newscasters, dominating the Bay Area airwaves along with the likes of Roger Grimsby at crosstown rival KGO-TV.

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On the Move – May 2018

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Have a promotion or a new job and want to share your good news? Please let us know by writing to Kevin Wing, editor, Off Camera, at


Our People – May 2018

Photography by Wayne Freedman


Diversity Wanted on the Board of Governors

Representation Missing From Stations, Industry Companies, Geographical Areas

We need you! Let us know if you’re interested in being on the Board of Governors of our NATAS chapter. For more details, refer to the story, see the photos, in April’s article “Apply To Become A NATAS Governor”

Compose an email message, if possible by Monday, May 7, with contact information, a brief bio, and a headshot, to



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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Interested in writing a story for us? Want to tell us how we’re doing?
Whatever it may be, please drop us a line.

Write to Off Camera Editor Kevin Wing at
Thank you!

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NATAS San Francisco / Northern California Chapter

The Board meets monthly, normally the second Saturday, from 10am to 12pm at a Bay Area TV station.
Meetings are open to all members.


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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

San Francisco/Northern California Chapter
Darryl Compton, Executive Director
4317 Camden Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403-5007
Phone: (650) 341-7786 or (415) 777-0212

The name “Emmy®” and the graphic image of the statuette, are registered trademarks of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

“GC” and “SC” references, immediately following an individual’s name in a story, refers to that individual being an inductee of the Chapter’s Gold Circle and/or Silver Circle, followed by the year, or years, of induction.