2017 Gold & Silver Circle Ceremony

Congratulations to the 2017 Gold & Silver Circle Honorees! The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS-NCCB) inducted 2 members to the Gold Circle and 7 members to the Silver Circle on March 4, 2017 at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland. View our full Press Release.

Highlights of each of the honorees and student awards from the 2017 Gold & Silver Circle Ceremony can be found on the NATAS-NCCB YouTube channel!

 2017 Gold & Silver Circle Honorees

Gold Circle
50 or more years in the broadcast industry.
Ernie Baur Director Comcast SportsNet
Sid Davis Journalist & Author
Silver Circle
25 or more 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 joined 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. More information on the honorees or the Gold & Silver Circles.

For the first time in the Chapter’s history, the Gold & Silver Circle honorees were joined by students throughout the region who had 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. The Student Production Award recipients are listed in our press release.