Gold & Silver Circles

The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS-NCCB) Gold & Silver Circles are societies honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the broadcast or cable industry either in a performing, creative, technical, or administrative role.

The Gold Circle honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the broadcast or cable industry for 50 years or more.

The Silver Circle honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the broadcast or cable industry for 25 years or more.

2021 Silver Circle Honorees

The 2021 honorees join an impressive group of industry professionals who have helped shape the broadcast industry and continue to influence its future.  These leaders have inspired excellence and innovation in every communications discipline.  Devoting a quarter-century or more to the broadcast industry, these remarkable media professionals have made significant contributions to the National Capital Chesapeake Bay community.  With the induction of the 2021 honorees, the Silver Circle totals 268 and the Gold Circle totals 23. Printable Press Release.

The Gold Circle Honorees are:

Tom Bettag Univ. of Maryland Full-time Lecturer Maryland
Edward Jones UDC Cable Television/University of the District of Columbia General Manager/Executive Producer DC
Ross Simpson WDVM 25 Anchor/Reporter Maryland
Stan Stovall WBAL Anchor Baltimore

The Silver Circle Honorees are:

Will Anderson Blue Ridge PBS President/CEO Virginia
Melanie Hastings WJLA GMW Anchor DC
Ede Jermin WRC Operations Manager DC
Veronica Johnson WJLA Meteorologist DC
Dave Lucas WJLA Weekday Anchor DC
Robin Reed WDBJ7 Anchor Virginia
Lisa Robinson WBAL News Anchor, Investigative Reporter Maryland
Harry Vaughn Maryland Public TV Managing Director Maryland

Gold & Silver Circle Ceremony – January 22nd

We are planning to celebrate both the 2020 and 2021 honorees at the induction ceremony on January 22, 2022, at the Riggs Alumni Center at the University of Maryland. 2020 honoree press release.