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2020 Gold & Silver Circle Honorees!

Capital Emmy Staff

November 19, 2020 - The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS-NCCB) is pleased to announce the 2020 inductees to the prestigious Gold & Silver Circles.

The 2020 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 more than a quarter‐century for Silver Circle or half‐century for Gold Circle to the broadcast industry, these remarkable media professionals have made significant contributions to the National Capital Chesapeake Bay community.

“This is a tremendous honor that is often compared to a “Hall of Fame” within our Chapter and the entire Academy”, said President Jason Gittlen. “Each inductee will join the ranks of other past inductees, including Sam Donaldson, Gordon Peterson, Judy Woodruff, Ted Koppel, Bob Schieffer, and Jim Vance”, he added.

With the induction of the 2020 honorees, the Silver Circle totals 260 and the Gold Circle totals 19.


Wally Ashby: A-Team Productions, Director/Producer - Washington, DC

GOLD CIRCLE INDUCTEED Jamie Costello: WMAR, News Anchor - Baltimore, MD

John Crosset: WBFF, Executive Producer - Baltimore, MD

Greg Guise WUSA (retired), Photojournalist/Editor - Washington, DC

Janet Roach WVEC, Anchor/Reporter - Norfolk, VA

Steven Schupak Maryland Public TV, COO - Baltimore, MD

Tom Sherwood WRC, Reporter - Washington, DC

Diane Walker WWBT, Anchor/Reporter - Richmond, VA The Gold & Silver Circle induction ceremony will be held later next year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The 2020 honorees will be celebrated in conjunction with the 2021 honorees ceremony at a location to be determined.



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