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The Call for Entries has passed. The DVDs delivered. The entry fees paid (hopefully). Now comes the excruciatingly long wait to find out if your work will be nominated. It’s all up to the judges, which raises a lot of questions for many of you, such as: Who are the judges? How are they selected? What makes them qualified to judge my work? The best place to start is at the beginning of the process, the meeting of the Awards Chairs from all 20 regional chapters. Our Awards Chair for the Northern California chapter is Javier Valencia. Last year, he met with the other 19 regional Chairs and Chapter Administrators to determine which chapters will be “trading partners” this year. Javier says, ”A few smaller chapters will trade all of their entries with just one other region, but we find it works best to select four or five different trading partners.” That’s because a chapter our size has more than 900 entries, and that’s a lot of DVDs for another chapter to try to judge within a few weeks. So, for example, Breaking News entries may be sent to Chicago for judging, while Documentaries are judged

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Six years ago did you have HD in your home? Probably not. The SF/NorCal chapter’s first HD seminar oc- curred late in 2001. The featured speaker was Sony high-definition camera specialist Jeff Cree. His background was not broadcast television…it was feature films. But that’s not surprising. Many people experienced HD theatricals at the Cineplex long before being able to watch HD broadcasts at home. In 2001, HDTVs on the showroom floor were still outnumbered by platoons of cheap standard-defini- tion sets. It’s true everyone gawked at the stunning HD images, but reality set in as consumers pulled out their wallets. Many decided they would still rather fork over $300 for thirty-six inches of stan- dard-definition color.

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in Boston, Newscasts in Atlanta, and so on.

Initial secrecy is critical. ”In an effort to avoid any conflicts, we do not announce our trading partners or the categories they are judging prior to our entries being judged,” notes Javier. So even now, after our entries have already been mailed across the country, Javier won’t reveal who has them. There is one way you can sneak a peak, though, by helping judge other chapters’ entries. If you’re judging

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mystery markets. “When we set up our Emmy® trades, we make sure we sign up chapters who can provide judges for all of our English and Span- ish language entries.” Awarding an Emmy® statuette is not like hanging a wreath around the winner of a horse race. Judges are instructed to grade entries purely against a standard of excellence, which is very different than ranking them from best to worst. That’s why it’s not uncommon to have no winner in a particular category. If the judges

Seattle’s work, you know some of our entries went to Seattle, you just don’t know which categories. A complete list of which chapters provided judges will be included in the May 12th Emmy® Awards printed program. When each market’s Awards Chair receives our entries, it’s up to him or her to recruit panel leaders, who in turn recruit peers to judge each entry fairly within the NATAS rules and regulations. A minimum of six television professionals must judge each entry, with no more than four of the six judges coming from a single TV station. That’s sometimes easier said than done. Javier knows from experience. “It’s getting harder to recruit judges as stations consoli- date and job responsibilities increase.” But he adds, “While judging can be time consuming, it’s a great opportunity to see the best work in your field from different parts of the country. It also provides some great story ideas and gives you some tips for pre- paring your future Emmy® entries.” That may be one reason some of our chapter’s most frequent winners are also our most reliable judges. The people judging your work are a lot like you. They are television professionals in comparable markets who volunteer to be peer judges, meaning they have experience and expertise in the particular category they’re judging. While it’s en- couraged, judges are not required to be NATAS members. We do put quite a bit of trust and faith in each chapter’s Awards Chair and the panel leaders he or she chooses, to make sure they are recruiting only television professionals with a high level of proficiency in their discipline, who have earned the respect from their peers within their particular station or market. That’s the type of person we ask to help judge their work, and we expect no less. The only significant change in the judging pro- cess for our chapter this year is with Spanish lan- guage entries. For the first time, they will all be judged entirely by Spanish speaking peer judges, to avoid the disadvantage of having English speaking judges relying on a translation. But Javier says the Spanish language entries were sent to the same

don’t feel any entry is “Emmy®- worthy,” their grading will reflect that. We also can have more than one winner in a given category. As the other chapters finish judging, the ballots are sent by Fed Ex direct to our accounting firm of Spalding and Company. Javier says, “We hope to have all the results back by March 23rd so the Awards committee can review the results and make the final selection of nominees and recipients.” (We’ll go into the “blind ranking” process that determines the nominees and winners in April’s Off Camera.) The nominations will then be announced at events throughtout the chapter on Thursday, April 12th, and the Emmys® awards presented the night of Saturday, May 12th at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Good luck to all. Some of you are essentially already winners— we just don’t know it yet.

Thursday, April 12, 2007 Emmy ® Award Nomination Parties 6:30pm-8:30pm-Major chapter cities Saturday, May 12, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007 Emmy® Award Nomination Parties 6:30pm-8:30pm-Major chapter cities

Saturday, May 12, 2007 36th Annual Northern California Area

Emmy® Awards Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco 4pm Reception; 5pm Awards Presentation

8pm Dinner & Dancing - The Exploratorium

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CBS 5, he served as a national correspondent for NBC News Over- night with Linda Ellerbee. Bill has won two San Francisco Emmy® Awards, a DuPont/ Columbia Univer- sity Award, the Edward R. Murrow

Award, and the Charitas Award. Jessica Aguirre is the weekday co-anchor for ABC7 News at 6. She joined ABC7 in July 1998. Aguirre moved to San Francisco from Los Angeles where she was an anchor/reporter for KABC-TV. An Emmy® award winner, Aguirre is a member of the National Hispanic Journalists and is affiliated with the Latin Business and Professional Women’s Organiza- tion. Larry Beil currently anchors sports coverage for the weekday ABC7 News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., as well as ABC7 News at 9 p.m. on Your TV20. Before joining the ABC7 News Team, he worked as a SportsCenter anchor at ESPN. From 1989-1995 he was a weekend sports anchor and sports reporter for KTVU in Oakland. Larry also worked as a sports director at KGMB in Honolulu. Before joining NBC11, Lisa Kim was an anchor/ host at MSNBC. She anchored the morning and weekend news in San Diego. Kim is the recipient of a Golden Mike award and an Emmy® award. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Associa- tion as well as the Northern California National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Raj Mathai serves as sports director for NBC11. He anchors the nightly sportscasts plus you can catch him as a sideline reporter for NBC Sports. Mathai has been honored by the Associated Press for Outstanding Sports Segment. He’s also been awarded regional Emmy® statuettes for Outstanding Sports Program. Raj reported on-location from the Olympic Games in Torino, Athens and Salt Lake City. Santiago Lucero is reporter at KUVS Univision 19 in Sacramento. Born in San Luis, Argentina, he graduated from Brigham Young University. He worked as a reporter for KUTH in Utah. He also wrote ar- ticles for the local newspaper “Hispanic World.” He moved to KUVS in 2005 Maribel Lopez is anchor for “A Primera Hora” at KUVS in Sacramento. Maribel was born in Long Island, New York. She moved to Puerto Rico when she was young. She started her television career as a reporter for WORA Puerto Rico. She began work at KUVS in 1999 as a reporter. continued on page 9

Gasia Mikaelian, a reporter for KTVU Channel 2. Prior to joining KTVU two years ago, she worked as an Anchor/Reporter for KPRC-TV, the NBC affili- ate in Houston, Texas. Her favorite part of the job is reporting on breaking news and meeting new people with exciting stories to tell. Bob MacKenzie, a recently retired reporter from KTVU Channel 2. He joined the station in 1978 as a feature reporter for “The Ten O’Clock News” and ultimately was instrumental in the development of the very popular Segment 2. MacKenzie is the recipient of 13 local Emmy® Awards, a National Headliners award and numerous other professional honors. Catherine Heenan, an anchor for KRON 4 News at 4 and a general assignment reporter. She came to KRON 4 in San Francisco from WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she received numer- ous awards for investigative and general assign- ment reporting. She was most recently awarded Best On-Air Newscast Anchor by American Women in Radio & Television. Tom Sinkovitz recently left KRON in San Fran- cisco. He was co-anchor for the 9 O’clock News. His career began with the Armed Forces Vietnam Network in 1969. Since 1970, he has worked in WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pa., WCPO-TV Cincinnati, WBAL-TV Baltimore and WXIA-TV Atlanta. He joined KRON in January 1990 when the station was still an NBC affiliate. Sydnie Kohara brings years of experience to her position as co-anchor of the CBS 5 Eyewitness News Early Edition. She provided live coverage for the ABC network as a worldwide audience got its first glimpse of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake devastation. Kohara and her newsroom colleagues at KGO-TV shared the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Reporting. Bill Schechner joined CBS 5 in 1992 for the second time, after working at the station from 1976 to 1981. Bill was the host of CBS 5’s This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon. Between stints at

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As you fast forward to 2007 you’ll notice every- thing has changed. HDTV prices have shrunk and screen sizes have grown. High-definition movies on cable and satellite are abundant. Many national shows and all major sporting events can be seen in HD. Both HD DVD and Blu Ray DVD players are available. A majority of local broadcasters are going through the transition to HD at all levels, including acquisition, production and transmission. The 6 th Annual HD Seminar took place on January 31st. It featured a panel of Bay Area HD experts including Jim Haman from KTVU, Jim Swanson from KRON, Janice Reyes from KGO, Steve Welch from KQED and Angela Crayton-Smith from KNTV. They described how their respective TV stations were rolling out HD. Kim Salyer from Video Arts rounded out the field by talking about HD post- production in feature films.

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San Francisco market to convert its daily newscast to HD, on October 10 last year. Panelist Jim Haman coordinated the station effort to migrate KTVU News to HD. He beg50 an work there 20 years ago as a producer/director. He now holds the position of Director of Broad- cast Operations and is the winner of 7 Emmy® and 5 Telly awards. Saturday, February 17 th KGO in San Francisco became the second station in the market to begin broadcasting HD news, along with their 3pm live

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lifestyle and entertainment show The View from the Bay. The programs are switched using a new automated system called Ignite HD. Panelist Janice Reyes led a team of engineers who developed Ignite HD along with sister-station KABC in Los Ange- les. Janice is the Vice President of Engineering for KGO-TV/DT. She’s

been working for ABC-owned TV stations for 21 years. Last year panelist Jim Swanson served as Executive Producer for more than 100 high-definition shows at KRON in San Fran- cisco. Thirty years ago Swanson began his career there. In 1983 he began work at KPIX producing documentaries and weekly shows. He then returned to KRON in 1996 to head up local production. Swanson has won 15 Emmy® awards in categories ranging from Sports to History to Technical Achievement. KQED in San Francisco will be the first TV station in the market to migrate all local programming to HD. Panelist Steve Welch was recently named Vice President, Television Engineering & Opera- tions for Northern California Public Broadcasting (which includes KQED, KTEH and KCAH). He has successfully led the operations and engineering departments through KQED’s revolutionary transition to digital technology. Welch received the PBS Engineering Individual Achievement Award in 1995, among other honors. Panelist Angela Crayton-Smith is Director of New Technology & Broadcast Engineering, NBC11 and Telemundo 48, San Jose and San Francisco. In 1994 Angela landed a job in Denver, Colorado, as Producer Director for News and Specials. By 2003 she’d moved to NBC Network in New York. Angela was soon promoted to Director of On-Air Systems. In this role she maintained all of NBC Network Distribution as well as Northeast HUB Operations. She led the team that built 3 HD

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Ignite HD is also central to KGO’s newscast. “The important part for engineering is that it links the newsroom with the control room, which in television has always been an issue,” said Janice Reyes. Ignite HD features an integrated video switcher, audio mixer and teleprompter that consolidates news production. KGO’s system interacts with legacy Vinten Robotic camera pedestals. The KNTV all new digital facility was built with HD in mind. However NBC is still determining the best system to use. “NBC will not roll out HD until they have completely studied the workflow” said Angela Crayton-Smith. “Our photographers are going with the Edius Pro and Canopus in the field, in preparation for HD,” she added. Video Arts was the only HD production company represented on the panel. “We do corporate video, big events, advertising, independent films and docu- mentaries,” said Kim Salyer. “For us, HD is the holy grail that we’ve been working towards all these years” he mentioned. Video Arts has been doing HD since 2003 and the company has recently moved into a new 13,000 square foot facility.

The Snader Connection

The 6 th Annual HD Seminar was housed in the Snader Visual Solutions Expo for the second year in a row. If you haven’t seen their event, think of a mini-NAB located in the South San Francisco Conven- tion Center. Over 90 companies were represented at 76 booths. The 2007 attendance broke 1,000 includ- ing exhibitors and attendees. One of the most popular activities was the “camera shootout” in the Camera Corral. All seminars took place in front of standing room only crowds (including our HD Seminar). Snader & Associates kindly donated over $1,000 worth of food and drink for famished HD seminar guests. Snader also included our event in their printed ads. “It’s a win-win situation for both organi-

zations,” said Snader Event Coordinator Katie Carney. This year the use of HD at many local TV stations is undergoing a major expansion. The South San Francisco Convention Center is also undergoing a major expansion of over 4,000 square feet. Next year the 7 th Annual HD Seminar should be even bigger and better!

Program Integration rooms for the 2006 Winter Games. Recently she accepted a position at the brand new all digital KNTV and KSTS facility in San Jose. Panelist Kim Salyer is the co-founder and President of Video Arts, Inc., Northern California’s leading independent High Defini- tion post-production studio. Kim co-founded Video Arts in 1976 as a two-person production company. After 10 years Salyer moved the company’s focus from production to post-produc- tion. In 1986 Video Arts opened as one of the first all-compo- nent video post houses and

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computer graphics studio in the U.S. Video Arts has provided color grading and finishing services for ten films nominated for Academy Awards. 5 Stations…5 HD Solutions Each television station made the transition to HD its own way. On one end KQED spent $28 million over three years to upgrade all shows to HD. The public television station uses three HD production formats; HDV, XDCam HD and HDCam. “Over the past several months we have converted our entire production capability to HD” said Steve Welch. In contrast independent station KRON created over 100 HD shows last year on a shoestring budget. The KRON engineering team assembled five Dell computers right out of the box, loaded Canopus Edius NLE software, then added a lot of RAM, an HD video card, and lots of high-capacity firewire drives to make the HDV or DVC Pro HD edit stations. “It’s a very low tech solution. My department survives because we’re able to keep the costs down,” said Jim Swanson, “as soon as costs get too much the shows go away, it’s as simple as that.” There was one similarity among the different HD solutions. HD newscasts from KTVU and KGO both use the automated Grass Valley system Ignite HD. “After last year’s NAB there was a lot of attention and focus paid to Ignite as a software, hardware and automation system for newscasts” said KTVU’s Jim Haman. The control room has a new HD GVG 4 M/E Kayak switcher to manage all the video sources. An HD GVG Concerto router manages the new HD graph- ics, HD Weather and Traffic systems and HD studio cameras.

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It took nearly two years, but KGMB-TV in Hawaii now has a new owner, MCG Capital, based in Virginia. The company is a relatively new player in the Television industry. MCG Capital has interests in communications, publishing, newspaper, cable and broadcasting companies, which gives the corpora- tion partial interests in five television stations in Alabama, Texas, Wyoming and Nebraska. But MCG Capital managing director Michael McHugh says, “We don’t have any control-equity investments in TV stations,” until now. After KGMB went up for sale in May 2005, there was industry talk about the possibility of relocating the station and using its valuable property on Kapiolani Blvd. to build a mixed-use high-rise on the site. MCG won’t discuss its plans for the station. “I can’t comment on our specific plans for the station, except to say that we plan on returning the station to number one in the market,” McHugh says. The seller, Emmis Communications Corp., will reward employees who stuck it out during the long sales period with a one-time “success” bonus equal to three months’ pay. They paid the same bonus to employees who stayed at their other Hawaii station, KHON, until its sale closed.

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Veteran news anchor Abbott Dutton has been let go from Ch. 31 and Good Day Sacramento, after nine years with KMAX. Dutton also co-hosted the 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. segments of the five-hour morning program. Station management announced Stefanie Cruz will replace Dutton on the Good Day” news desk, and Ch 31 will hire a new co-host for the 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. hours. Cruz has been the weekend anchor of Good Day. Replacing Cruz on weekends is Taryn Winter Brill. “We just want to go in a different direction with the show,” says Brent Baader, Channel 31’s news director. “We’re always looking to improve.” Dutton’s dismissal comes two months after longtime Good Day weather anchor Tom Loffman was replaced by Cody Stark from sister station Channel 13.

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KHON news anchor Leslie Wilcox has been selected president and CEO of PBS Hawaii to replace Mike McCartney, who stepped down last May to head the state Democratic Party. The selection of Wilcox concluded a nationwide search by the PBS Hawaii’s board of directors.

“We’re delighted to have someone of Leslie’s stature to play a significant role in our leadership team,” board chairman Neil Hannahs said. “She is known and respected throughout the community as someone who cares greatly about our Islands and holds compassion for the people of Hawaii.” Wilcox leaves KHON on March 2. “The mission of PBS Hawaii is magnetic, and I am inspired by their mission and the strong and resource- ful team already in place,” she said. “Together, we’ll look for new opportunities for creative programs, community service and civic engagement.”

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Manny Ramos remem- bers the incident well. It was the mid-1970s. He was a new reporter at a Sacramento station, one of that region’s first Latino on-air personalities. In a serious tone, the news director told Manny his name sounded “too ethnic.” He suggested Manny use “Randy Ramos” instead. Manny refused, saying “Manuel” was his father’s name. That was the less-than-auspicious beginning of what has turned out to be a distinguished television news career for Manny Ramos. It’s a path that eventually led him to KPIX-TV, where he has been an on-air institutition the past quarter-century. Manny’s solid reporting skills have earned him four Emmy® awards. His skills, likability and community activism gave him a spot in the Silver Circle, when he was elected to that exclusive club in 2000. It’s been a long journey from the town of Salinas, where Manny grew up. His mother stayed at home while his father toiled as a gardener and farmworker. Manny got an early taste of what life would be like without an education. Whenever he or his siblings misbehaved or received poor grades, their father took them into the fields to work. It was a lesson learned early and well. Manny got his first inkling he wanted to be a reporter in grade school. “I always wanted to know what was going on,” he recalled. “And I wanted to be the one to tell everybody.” However, Manny was Hispanic, so he was put on a non-college “track.” He remembers teachers who helped him complete the classes and get the grades he needed to get into San Jose State. He graduated from there in 1974, just when television stations were under pressure to put people

of different ethnicities on the air. Manny was hired first by KOVR in Sacramento. He joined KRON in San Francisco in 1979. The next year, he was hired at KPIX, where he has been the past 27 years. He has covered virtually every beat and worked just about every shift at the CBS station. Manny is on the board of directors of Latinos in Communications and is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. The veteran reporter is active in raising money for college scholar- ships and speaks frequently to students. Manny lives in Marin County with his wife, Robin. He has three children and three grandchildren. Manny credits his success to his parents, “the two smartest people I ever met,” who taught him right from wrong. “I think of them all the time,” he says. As for journalists just getting into the business, Manny has some advice. “Never let anyone discour- age you,” he says. “One of the first news directors to see my audition tape out of college told me, ‘I just don’t think you have any future in front of a cam- era.’ 32 years later, I’m still in front of one.

SAVE THE DATE!

NATAS Gold & Silver Circle 2007 Induction Luncheon

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Nomination applications are available at www.emmysf.tv Click on Silver Circle or Gold Circle, or contact the TV Academy office at circles@emmysf.tv or call 650-341-7786.

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CBS 5’s (KPIX, San Francisco) Investigative Unit has won the Bill Stout Award for Enterprise News by the Associated Press Television and Radio Associa- tion of California, Nevada and Hawaii (APTRA). The winning entry was titled “The Unabomber Evidence Revealed.” I Team members Anna Werner, Alexander Gurevich, Gerard Watson, and Greg Marasso will receive their award during a ceremony in Hollywood on March 3. ”Investigative

journalists look beneath the surface to find impor- tant stories that have been overlooked or hidden. Our I-team’s stories on the Unabomber did just that, and it’s very gratifying to have that work recognized with this prestigious award,” says Dan Rosenheim, Vice President and News Director for CBS 5.

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By Terri Maria Amos

In the pursuit of excellence….right in the middle of the Emmy® season…what exactly does that mean? As members of this Academy, we are com- mitted not only to recognize outstanding achieve- ment in the television industry with an Emmy® Award, but also to advance the arts and sciences of television and foster creative leadership within our individual areas of expertise. Mentoring goes hand in hand with this vision.

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President Lynn Friedman wants you to Mentor! Do you remember your first person …the first person to take an interest in you? The person who let you take ‘em out for a cup of coffee so you could ask your questions? There was a one-on-one connection. Each one of us can name that special person who took an interest when we first started out, someone “who showed us the ropes.” Our professional careers were impacted by the time and interest that special person paid to us. This is a great opportunity for you to become that special person to someone else! I know what you’re thinking… ‘I’m already so busy, I don’t have the time.’ However, signing up to be a mentor is not a huge time commitment. It is simply the formal process connecting two profes- sionals for the informal one-on-one connection. Mentoring is a great way to broaden the community of professionals that strive for excellence and impact on the next generation of television professionals. For more information on becoming a Mentor (or requesting a Mentor), please send an e-mail mentor@emmysf.tv. Terri Maria Amos is the Mentor Match contact.

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$3,000 COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIPS for TV Production Reporting Videography Minority Student Advanced Media By Alison Gibson The

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The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of will award five $3,000 collegiate student scholarships this year. The Peter J. Marino Television Produc- tion Scholarship; the Abrazos & Books, Rigo Chacon Reporting Scholarship; the Sheldon “Shelly” Fay Videography; the Thomas F. Drayton Minority Scholarship; and new this year, the Board of Governors’ Advanced Media Scholarship. The Chapter awards these scholarships to encour- age individuals who demonstrate leadership and talent in advancing the artistic, cultural, educational, and technical qualities of television. Scholarship applicants • must be actively engaged in a collegiate-level curriculum in one or more areas of the television industry and be attending a college within the Chapter area — Northern California (Visalia to the Oregon border), Hawaii, and Reno, Nevada. • have completed at least one undergraduate academic year of television studies, or be enrolled in a television graduate program. • have at least one remaining year of under- graduate or graduate study. Entrants may receive only one scholarship per year. Scholarship recipients are not eligible for a second scholarship in the year following their award. Complete rules and applications are available on the chapter website at www.emmysf.tv Com- pleted applications must be postmarked by Monday, April 2, 2007. The Committee then screens the applications, reviews the DVDs and essays to select the recipients. The five successful applicants will receive their scholarships at the San Francisco/ Northern California annual Emmy® Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, May 12, 2007.

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Richard C.H. (Dick Riley) Smith Sept. 23, 1926 - Feb. 13, 2007. Born in Los Angeles, grew up in Tulare, attended Pomona College in 1943 and got drafted in 1945, returned to graduate from UCLA. After receiving his English degree, Dick got a job at a radio station in Modesto! Before the year was out, he (cornet/trumpet player) and a Pomona classmate (clarinet) took off across country to visit New Orleans, mecca for those who played Dixieland jazz. One night, while listening to a favorite band in a bar on Bourbon St., he got a phone call from a colleague in New York, saying they had a chance to play on a TV show. That gig turned into five years in NYC - playing with Conrad Janis and his Tailgate Band, working for CBS, winning the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts with their band, getting married, having a daughter, and getting a phone call from Turk Murphy, who needed a trumpet player for his San Francisco band. As Dick never learned to read music, life with Turk was brief. He then played with Kid Ory and finally hung up his horn in 1960 to work in radio. This was followed by a career in TV news as a writer-producer, first at KRON, where he initiated the first hour-long newscast in the Bay Area, and then at KGO, where he wrote and produced for news anchor Van Amburg. He retired in 1989 to focus on his love for cooking and traveling. He leaves Judy, daughter, Hilary, son-in-law, Peter, and two grand- children.

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Sayra Vazquez anchors the 6pm and 11pm news Monday thru Friday at KFTV in Fresno. Sayra arrived in the United States at age 13, settling down in Truckee, Nevada. Later she attended the Univer- sity of Nevada in Reno. In 1996 she began working for Channel 68, a Univision affiliate. She was hired by KUVS in 2000 as an anchor and reporter, before moving to KFTV. Eventually nine pairs of presenters will hand out Emmy® awards in as many as 63 categories. There was a record 948 entries submitted this year, well over 100 more than last year. This could mean that more Emmy® awards will be given away. Significant steps are being taken to keep the show time down, since it will be followed by a dinner and after party at the Exploratorium next door. “The planning and preparation for 2007’s After Party is in full swing!” said Executive Producer Terri Maria Amos. She added that “Hatfield & Walker is our lighting and design team, the band will be pro- vided by Associated Entertainment, and Knights Catering will serve us appetizers and dinner.” Formal invitations will be mailed to all SF/NorCal NATAS members and entrants in April.

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Lynn R Friedman, ABC 7, President Javier Valencia, KRON 4, VP, SF (Awards) Thomas Drayton, Fox 40, VP, Sacramento Nancy Osborne, ABC 30, VP, Fresno Terri Russell, KOLO 8, VP, Reno Duncan Armstrong, NBC 8, VP, Hawaii Tamar Sarkissian, Freelance, VP, Sm. Mkts. Keith Sanders, SJ State University, Secretary

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Linda Giannecchini, KQED 9

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Alison Gibson, Media Cool

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Cynthia Zeiden, Zeiden Media (Activities) GOVERNORS:

Dan Adams, KXTV 10 Terri Maria Amos, Independent Brian Avery, Avery Media (Membership) Samuel Belilty, Univision 21 John Burgess, KFTY 50 Joe Cherubini, KRON 4 Martin Christian, KVIE 6 Christopher Conybeare, Univ. of Hawaii Janice Edwards, NBC 11 Wayne Freedman, ABC 7 Albert Garcia, Univision 19 Bob Goldberger, ABC 7 Justin Kanno, KOLO 8 Ronald Louie, KTVU 2 Terry Lowry, LaCosse Productions Danny McGuire, Spirit Productions

Kym McNicholas, KFTY 50 Deanne Moenster-Poitras , KTVU 2 Jeanette Pavini, CBS 5 Wayne Philippo, CBS 5 Sheraz Sadiq, KQED 9 Tamar Sarkissian , Freelance Gary Schultz, ABC 7 Annika Wood, Independent Pamela Young, KITV 4 COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

John Catchings , Catchings & Assoc.(Museum) Darryl Cohen, Cohen & Cooper (Legal) David Perry, David Perry & Assoc. (Marketing) James Spalding, Spalding & Co. (Finance) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

Darryl R. Compton, NATAS

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Bob Goldberger, Editor Darryl R. Compton, Publisher

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