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Off Camera: The Newsletter of the National Television Academy S.F./N. California Chapter - 0604

Off Camera: The Newsletter of the National Television Academy S.F./N. California Chapter - 0604



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 National Television Academy 
San Francisco/Northern California
 June 2004
Off Camera, June 2004, page 1
EMMY 2004: Rodgers, Catchings & Murray Honored,
KRON, ABC 7 big winners
Photos by Robert Mohr © 2004
continued on page
won the most and
picked up two ofthe biggest awards at the 2004 Emmys.KRON grabbed the most statues at the annualevent, taking home 11 Emmys, including honors forbreaking news, general news story and specializedreporting.ABC 7’s 11 p.m. news won the award for bestlarge market newscast while its morning news wonthe best daytime newscast category.“We’re honored to receive the recognition of ourpeers which comes with winning an Emmy award,”said news director
Kevin Keeshan
. “Winning twoyears in a row with our 11 p.m. newscast is fantasticand a tribute to the great team we have on thatbroadcast. We’re especially proud of our morningnews winning best daytime newscast. We’ve alwaysfelt it was a quality newscast and the ratings arebeginning to reflect that. The Emmy validates whatwe’ve thought for some time now.”In the best medium market newscast category, the5 p.m. news at Fresno’s
won the Emmy, thesecond straight year the station has won a bestnewscast award.“We’ve always said at ABC 30 that our gimmick iswe do the news,” said news director
Joel Davis
.“This award and the recent Edward R. Murrow awardfor best newscast are further proof that superbcontent will result in superb ratings and awards.”In the best small market newscast category, the 6p.m. news at Salinas’
came out on top.“KSBW Action News Eight is honored to berecognized with the best newscastEmmy,” said news director
Lawton Dodd
. “The entirenews team deserves the credit for its work, whichreflects the high standards we strive to reach everyday at KSBW and at Hearst-Argyle Television.”
Off Camera, June 2004, page 2
May Sweeps, just the facts
Producers ShowcaseThu. Jun 24 atDolby Labs
May 2004 Sweeps: Monday-Friday News Rating (Share) Thanks to
Fred LaCosse
for compiling the numbers
Amy Hollyfield has beenhired as a general assign-ment reporter for the ABC 7morning news.Prior to joining the newsteam full time, Hollyfieldworked as a free-lancereporter and writer for theSan Francisco ABC affiliate.Hollyfield is a graduate ofTexas Tech University with a
 ABC 7 names GA reporter 
bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism andpolitical science. She and her husband reside in SanFranciscoA Bay Area television network born during the dot-com boom has signed off.TechTV has laid off its 285 San Francisco employ-ees. The move comes on the heels of a mergerbetween Comcast and TechTV.Officials told CNET News.com that 80 of thoseemployees will be able to transfer to the company’sLos Angeles headquarters. Employees were report-edly given two months notice and various severancepackages.David Shone, a spokesman for G4 TV, told CNETNews.com, “We wanted to give employees as muchnotice as possible, so that they can begin to makeother plans.”
signs off 
The best of this year’s Emmy recipients will be shownat a special seminar this month.The Summer Showcase Screening Party willbegin at
7 p.m
. on
Thursday, June 24
, at the
Screening Room, 100 Potrero Ave., San Fran-cisco.The program will feature Emmy-winning programsand the work of members of the National TelevisionAcademy and BAVC.Each presenter will have 10 minutes to show aclip from their work and answer questions from theaudience.All NTA and BAVC members are welcome to applyto be presenters. There are limited slots, so pleasesend an email with your name, organization andname of project toshowcase@emmysf.tvor call(650) 341-7786.Admission to this event is
for NTA and BAVCmembers, $20 for non-members. R.S.V.P’s arerequired to attend the event, please emailshowcase@emmysf.tvor call (650) 341-7786.
STATION Early Morning Midday Early Evening Evening Late NightKTVU 2
6-7:00 AM
2.8 (16)
12-12:30 PM
2.3 (9)
6-6:30 PM
1.9 (4)
10-11:00 PM
7.0 (12)KRON 4
6-7:00 AM
1.6 (9)
5-5:30 PM
3.1 (8)
6-7:00 PM
2.1 (4)
9-10:00 PM
4.5 (7)
5:30-6 PM
2.3 (5)
11-11:30 PM
2.2 (8)
6-7:00 AM
1.1 (6)
12-12:30 PM
2.2 (9)
5-6:00 PM
2.8 (7)
6:30-7 PM
3.6 (7)
11-11:35 PM
5.6 (13)ABC 7
6-7:00 AM
2.2 (12)
11-11:30 AM
3.2 (14)
5-5:30 PM
5.4 (13)
6-7:00 PM
4.5 (9)
11-11:35 PM
4.9 (11)
NBC 11
6-7:00 AM
2.0 (11)
10-11:00 AM
1.4 (6)
5-5:30 PM
3.0 (8)
6-7:00 PM
2.4 (5)
11-11:35 PM
4.8 (11)
Bruno Cohen
has been named Vice Presidentand General Manager of KMAX-TV Sacramento, aveteran news director with experience in both localand national cable news operations, will oversee alloperations at the Viacom-owned UPN station.Cohen most recently served as Executive VicePresident/ Business News at CNBC. Before that,Cohen worked as vice president and general man-ager of WNBC-TV New York. Cohen’s earlier localtelevision experience includes working as a newsdirector for KPIX, San Francisco and KDKA Pitts-burgh. He replaces
Tom Tucker.
Off Camera, June 2004, page 3
The Emmy 2004 show was held May 22 at thePalace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. More than 650people attended the event, the largest crowd in atleast 25 years.In all, 144 statues were handed out to 56 Emmywinners in 52 categories.In addition, KPIX anchor
Barbara Rodgers
wasgiven the 2004 Governors Award for her achieve-ments in the industry as well as in the community.Rodgers was introduced by former KPIX anchor
Belva Davis
. Rodgers talked about her humblebeginnings as well as the 1992 show, which hermother attended and got to meet that year’s Gover-nors Award winner,
Shirley Temple Black
.“Mama,” Rodgers said, looking skyward. “I’ve wonthe same award now as Shirley Temple Black.”The 2004 Governors Citation was awarded to
John Catchings
, former KPIX and KGO producerwho also serves on the NTA board. The 2004 Gover-nors Service Medallion went to
John Murray
, an NTAboard member who serves as technical producer atthe Emmy show.Of the 56 Emmy recipients, 39 came from stationsin the Bay Area.
scooped up statues in 11categories, just two years after the San Franciscostation lost its NBC affiliation.“The awards underlined the continuing commit-ment KRON 4 has to original local programming,”said news director
Stacy Owen
. “Two documentaries,a Bay Area-based reality show, Bay to Breakers andeven promotion for our sports partnerships are all amajor part of our drive as an independent to be ‘theBay Area’s News Station.’”
, the San Francisco CBS affiliate, and
,the PBS station in Sacramento, each won five Emmycategories.
NBC 11
Fox Sports Net
received four each. 
Jacqueline McLean
9 in Hawaii wonthree individual Emmys, for investigative reporting,serious news feature and writing news. ABC 7’sWayne Freedman won for on camera news in thefield, his 45th career Emmy.Some smaller stations also picked up awards.
in Corte Madera won the Emmy for children/ youth segment.
Chris Bollini
won two photographyawards for work he did at
in Santa Rosa.
picked up the Emmy for best set design.The Emmy show also featured a tribute to
, the KTVU reporter who died in Octoberafter a long, public battle with breast cancer.Two $3,000 scholarships were officially awardedto U.C. Berkeley students
Xiaoli Zhou
.Below is a listing of the 2004 Emmy recipients:
News Broadcast - Large Market
ABC News at 11, KGO
Kevin Keeshan,
News Director;
Stephanie Adrouny,Bob Goldberger,
Executive Producers;
Jonathan Baxter,
Dan Ashley,
Martin Wyatt,
Sports Anchor
News Broadcast - Medium Market
Action News Live at 5, KFSN
Joel Davis,
News Director;
Bryan Lenocker,
Warren Armstrong,
Nancy Osborne,
DeAnna McQueen,
News Broadcast - Small Market
KSBW Action News Eight at 6 pm, KSBW
Lawton Dodd,
News Director;
Kelly Duffy,
Executive Producer
Daytime Newscast
ABC 7 Morning News, KGO
Kevin Keeshan,
News Director;
Leetha Yee,
Executive Producer;
Gil Frutoz,
Jennifer Walters,Karen Wulferdinger,
Jerry Sandy,
Elizabeth Bermudez,
Gary Schultz,
Technical Director
Breaking News
San Bernardino County Fires, KRON
Ross Palombo,
Continuing Coverage
Inside the Middle East, KPIX
Peter Saiers,
Ken Bastida,
John Kessler,
Anchors / Reporters;
Richard Villaroman,
Greg Marasso,
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