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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.

2019 Silver Circle Honorees

The 2019 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 2019 honorees, the Silver Circle totals 253 and the Gold Circle totals 22.

The Gold Circle Honoree is:

George Beneman Maryland Public Television SVP/Chief Tech Officer

The Silver Circle Honorees are:

Joe Dashiell WDBJ Senior Reporter
Jennifer Gilbert WBFF Anchor
Donna Knutson formerly of WJZ/WMAR News Producer
Fran Murphy Freelance and WDCW Producer
Topper Shutt WUSA9 Chief Meteorologist
Shelley Simpson TeamPeople/Al Jazeera Media Senior Archivist
Don Slater WAVY Meteorologist
Catherine Snyder WRC Managing Editor

Gold & Silver Circle Ceremony – December 7th

The Gold & Silver Circle reception (5:00 pm), dinner (6:00 pm), and ceremony (7:00 pm) will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland, 7801 Alumni Drive, College Park, Maryland 20742. Printable Press Release.

To purchase an ad to congratulate the 2019 Silver Circle Honorees in the official printed program, please click here.

Tickets are $175 per person and include a reception and dinner, with a vegetarian option available upon request. Please indicate if you have any dietary restrictions when ordering your tickets.

To purchase tickets please click here or you may also contact the NATAS-NCCB office at (703) 234-4055 or [email protected].