Gold & Silver Circle

The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter’s 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.

2017 Gold & Silver Circle Honorees

The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS-NCCB) is pleased to announce the 2017 inductees to the prestigious Gold & Silver Circles. View our full Press Release.

Gold Circle
50 or more years in the broadcast industry.
Ernie Baur Director Comcast SportsNet
Sid Davis Journalist & Author
Silver Circle
25-49 years in the broadcast industry.
John Davis MotorWeek Show Host Maryland Public Television
Doreen Gentzler Anchor WRC
Glenn Harris Sportscaster (retired) NewsChannel 8
Sue Kopen Katcef Capital News Service Bureau Director University of Maryland
Bruce Rader Sports Director WAVY-TV 10 & WVBT Fox 43
John Rydell Reporter WBFF-TV
Donna Weston VP of Community Affairs WRC

 

The 2017 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 2017 honorees, the Silver Circle totals 234 and the Gold Circle totals 17. For more information on the honorees check out the honoree’s bios.

For the first time in the Chapter’s history, the Gold & Silver Circle honorees will be joined by students throughout the region who have been selected to receive the award for Outstanding Achievement in Student Production. By honoring excellence in student production at a university, high school or technical/vocational school in the NCCB region, the Gold & Silver Circle Ceremony will celebrate legends in the broadcast industry with a future generation of young adults eager to begin their careers in television news. If you would like to sponsor a student to attend the Gold & Silver Circle Ceremony please return the online form.

Ceremony Details

The Gold & Silver Circle Ceremony will be held March 4, 2017 at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland. A reception will begin at 5:00 pm with dinner served at 6:00 pm and the ceremony at 7:00 pm.

Hotel
We have a small block of rooms on reserve at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (3501 University Blvd East, Hyattsville, MD  20783)

Please make your reservations by calling 1-800-228-9290 or 301-985-7300 before Saturday, February 11, 2017. Make sure to indicate that you are part of the National Academy of Television Arts Sciences – National Capitol Chesapeake Bay Chapter group staying at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.