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

2018 Gold & Silver Circle: Honoring Chapter’s Most Distinguished

Approximately 200 people attended this year’s induction, an event that, through the years, is thought of more as a reunion for those in attendance, seeing friends and colleagues and making new friends as well.


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What makes a successful Entry? 

If that coveted statue has yet to reach your hands, maybe this will be your year. How you enter and present your work to judging panels can enhance your chances. 




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Gold & Silver Circle Profiles: Remembering George Reading, Class of 1998

This month, we remember George Reading, inducted into the Silver Circle 20 years ago this fall. 

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KTVU’s Mellynda Hartel is Station’s New Vice President and General Manager

With nearly three decades of experience, it’s easy to see why one hardworking woman at KTVU FOX 2 was promoted from leading the advertising sales team to running the FOX duopoly.

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KRON’s Lawrence Karnow: Back at the Top of His Weather Game

This is one man who is grateful for where he is now, after so much heartache and struggle during the last three years. Karnow loves his work, and, of course, he still loves forecasting the weather.

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Our People – NOVEMBER 2018

See Photography by Wayne Freedman

On The Move – NOVEMBER 2018

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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Regional Roundup – NOVEMBER 2018

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

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



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.

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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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Phone: (650) 341-7786 or (415) 777-0212

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“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.