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2019 Gold & Silver Circle Induction at Basque Cultural Center

This year’s induction luncheon, an annual event since 1986, will take place Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco. 


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Collegiate Scholarship Recipients Announced

Scholarships totaling $13,000 will be presented to four recipients at the Gold & Silver Circle Induction Luncheon at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco on Saturday, September 28.

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Member Mixer Opens WordCamp Weekend Sept. 20 in Sacramento

The Board of Governors of NATAS invites members and prospective members to socialize and network in Sacramento on Friday, September 20. We’ll be in the Sacramento area to attend WordCamp Sacramento on Saturday and Sunday, so we’re gathering for a “Member Mixer” at a downtown bar and eatery on Friday night from 6-8pm.

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Al Bullock, Longtime KGO-TV Photojournalist, Dies at 96

Alfred “Al” Bullock was 96 when he passed away Aug.16 at a Bay Area care facility where he’d been living since May. He’d been a longtime resident of Belmont.


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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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Bay Area TV Ad Man Reminisces About Good ‘Ol Days

Ron Wren has always led an interesting life. He worked in Bay Area television during the early years of our industry, beginning in the 1950s and ‘60s and working in the advertising and promotion departments at San Francisco’s KGO-TV and KPIX.


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Q&A With KSEE24 & CBS47 News Director, Lisa Burger

“Anyone looking to make their next move should consider working in Fresno. It’s a great place to live but be careful…you might discover you want to stay longer than two years!”


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Sacramento News Anchor Writes Bilingual Children’s Book

KCRA Reporter/Weekend Anchor Leticia Ordaz is launching an important new endeavor near and dear to her heart. A mother of two little boys, Ordaz believes it’s important to preserve the Spanish language in her family.

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Presentadora de noticias de Sacramento Autora de un libro bilingüe infantil

Reportera / presentadora de fin de semana en KCRA Leticia Ordaz está lanzando un nuevo e importante proyecto muy cercano a su corazón. Ordaz, es madre de dos niños, cree que es importante preservar el idioma español en su familia.


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Our People – SEPTEMBER 2019 

See Photography by Wayne Freedman



“NATAS Night at Hamilton” Oct. 24 

For all Members who bought tickets with us for “NATAS Night at Hamilton” before the Aug. 29 deadline, look for an email with info on how to receive your tickets, and more about the private Member Reception in the Blue Room of the Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco.





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

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