The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences


May 2006

San Francisco/Northern California Chapter



No Governors Award will be given this year. An executive assistant at ABC 7 “I am delighted about the will be honored this year at the selection of people who are being Emmy® 2006 show, where more honored at the Emmy® ceremony than 220 nominees will be competthis year,” said NATAS chapter ing for Emmy® statues in 60 categopresident David Mills. “Cheryl ries. Ward is the type of person who Last month, the Board of deserves recognition but rarely gets Governors voted to bestow the it. And Bob and Terri are shining Governors’ Citation to Cheryl examples of the unheralded volunWard, who has been the executive teer work that goes into the NATAS assistant to every general manager chapter each and every month.” at ABC 7 the past 15 years. Last month, the chapter also Besides keeping things running ® announced the nominees for the smoothly at the San Francisco ABC Emmy® 2006 competition. The list affiliate, Ward has volunteered for was unveiled at parties in San numerous non-profit agencies and Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, helped raise thousands of dollars Fresno and Reno. for charities. There are a record 226 “There will never be an Emmy® nominations with 583 indicategory to describe what Cheryl vidual certificates. Ward does,” said ABC 7 editor CBS 5 in San Francisco led Lynn Friedman, the San Franthe way with 31 nominations. cisco vice president of the NATAS Close behind was NBC 11 in San chapter. “Cheryl’s enthusiasm for Jose with 30 nominations and the arts, her quiet participation in KTVU 2 in Oakland with 21. almost every community service DAVIS NOYES FRIEDMAN In Sacramento, KVIE and event that crosses her desk and KXTV both had eight nominaher super human energy deserve our attention.” tions. In Fresno, KFSN received the most nominations The NATAS governors also voted to give the Goverwith 11. In Reno, KTVN came away with four nominanors’ Service Medallion to board members Terri Amos and Bob Goldberger. Amos, an independent producer in tions as did KSBW in Salinas. FSN Bay Area had the most nominations of the cable outlets with 10. San Francisco, has overseen the after-party at the KFSN news director Joel Davis, ABC 7 reporter Dan Emmy® show the past two years. Goldberger, an execuNoyes and ABC 7 editor Lynn Friedman were the tive producer at ABC 7, has overseen the production of CHERYL WARD

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An inside look at the blind scoring system used to select nominees and winners
By Wayne Freedman Unless you’re a statistician or a mathematician, raw sets of numbers can be boring. That said, contemplate the relative merits of a 27.1 as compared to a 26.9 on a 30 point scale. Would those figures be more interesting if you knew they determined who receives an Emmy® Award? And what if the next highest scores measure 24.2, 23.6, 22.5, and 19.7? Such are the statistical decisions facing the Northern California Chapter’s Awards Committee. Every year we look at raw numbers to determine nominees and recipients, never knowing the category, but trusting the good taste of mystery judges in unknown markets who we can only hope cared as much about their responsibilities as the entrants did about their work. We take that as an act of faith. Every Emmy® season begins with a certification of entries by this same committee. If you double-entered or inadvertently broke a rule, or submitted in the wrong category, or failed to pay an entry fee, you heard from us. We then send the entries to a panel of peers from another, unidentified NATAS chapter. At least six judges must view the entire category, scoring each entry on its merits: 1-10 points for Content, Creativity and Execution. The maximum score is 30 points. The worst is 3. The judging panel does not pick nominees or recipients, nor should members speak to each other about an entry. When finished, they place ballots in a FedEx envelope and send them to our accountants, Spalding and Company. There, members of the firm add scores for each entry and divide the total by the number of judges. They sort scores from highest to lowest, and place the top ten from each category onto a blind scoring sheet. In the case of craft categories, where judges score for only Creativity and Execution, the firm adds an average of the first two numbers, rounding up to 30 points. Again, the Awards Committee has no idea which category a set of scores represents. Given such blindness, we award for excellence, based solely on the numbers. It is worth noting that scores have declined in recent years. Other chapters judge us as harshly as we do them. Our committee rarely sees a perfect 30, or even a 27, often awarding statues for 25’s, 24’s 23’s, and an occasional 19, depending on a category’s bell curve. We rate them all, often rejecting Emmy® Awards in low scoring categories. When the scores came back, this year, we nominated 226 entries and presented 583 certificates. Four categories did not score high enough to receive nominations. At least five others will have multiple recipients. None of us on the Awards Committee knows which they might be. Finally, regarding the scoring scenario at the beginning of this article—it is relatively simple when compared with others we see every year. One could argue that the 27.1 reflects an average score of 9+ (definitely Emmy® worthy), while the 26.9 falls just short. But, they are so close and so superior to the other scores that we would probably grant Emmy® awards to both, while the 24.2 and 23.6 would receive nominations—a decision reached after ten minutes of discussion, several more of debate, three votes, and one or two cold chicken legs consumed throughout the process. See you May 20th. May you have the best of evenings. Members of the Awards Committee will be as surprised when the winners are announced, as the rest of you.

The Academy Education Committee chaired by NATAS Trustee Alison Gibson has selected four college students who will each receive a $3,000 scholarship at this year Emmy® Awards on May 20th Darren Brazil from Santa Clara University successfully competed for the Peter J. Marino Production award. Kent Harland from Leeward Community College in Hawaii will receive the Shelly Fay Videography award. The Abrazos & Books/Rigo Chacon Reporting award will go to Alana Dong of Stanford University. For the first time, NATAS board member and KTXL Fox 40 anchor/reporter Thomas F. Drayton will present a minority scholarship. The recipient is Tonantzin “Toni” De Aztlan of the University of California at

Berkeley. Students submitted an application, transcript and essay along with a videotape of their work. They must have at least one year remaining before obtaining a degree. The scholarships are administrated from the TV Academy Fund, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non profit. Thank you to our members who have contributed to the Scholarhip Fund.

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individual leaders with six nominations each. The new categories of station excellence, news excellence and community service had nine nominations each. In the highly competitive categories of best newscasts, there were five nominees in the large market evening newscast, five nominees in medium market evening and five nominees in smaller market evening. There were also five nominees in large market daytime newscast, one nominee in medium market daytime and five nominees in small market daytime. There are five categories with only one nominee. That means that nominee is assured of receiving an Emmy® statue at the Emmy® awards. They were: *Newscast daytime – medium market: ABC 30 Action News AM Live *On Camera Talent – Anchor/ Sports: Dennis O’Donnell, CBS 5 *On Camera Talent – Program Host: Mary Babbitt, NBC 11 *Writer – News: Mike Sugerman, CBS 5 *Editor News – Within 24 Hours: Jeremy Carroll, NBC 11 There were four categories with no nominations: Interview/discussion, Feature/segment; Graphics and animation, news; Set design and Lighting. The Emmy® 2006 show will be held Saturday, May 20, at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. A pre-show reception starts at 4 p.m. with the show beginning at 5 p.m. The after-show dinner/dance in the Exploratorium begins about 8:30 p.m. Tickets for Emmy® 2006 purchased before May 10 are $80 for NATAS members and $90 for nonmembers. After May 10, it’s $90 for members and $100 for non-members. Ticket form available at www.emmysf.tv Contact the Academy office for additional informaiton 650-341-7786. The theme for this year’s show is “Breaking New Ground.” As part of that theme, Apple Computer will be honored for its innovations in technology that have helped the broadcast industry. Following is the list of all the nominees.

KNTV Station Excellence Linda Sullivan, President/General Manager CBS 5: 2005 Overall Station Excellence, KPIX Ron Longinotti, President/General Manager KQED Station Excellence Jeff Clarke, President & CEO KSBW Station Excellence Joseph W. Heston, President/ General Manager KTVU Station Excellence Tim McVay, President/General Manager NEWS EXCELLENCE KCRA-TV News Dan Weiser, News Director Noticias Univision, KDTV Sandra Thomas, News Director KFSN TV News Joel Davis, News Director ABC 7 News, KGO Kevin Keeshan, Vice President, News NBC 11 News: Covering the Bay Area and Beyond 2005, KNTV Jim Sanders, Vice President, News CBS 5 Eyewitness News, KPIX Dan Rosenheim, News Director KSEE News Michael Espinoza, Executive News Director Noticiero 48 Telemundo, KSTS Jonathan C. Ruiz, News Director KTVU - Channel 2 News Ed Chapuis, News Director COMMUNITY SERVICE 30 Anos, 30 Deseos (30 Years, 30 Wishers), KDTV Mahelda Rodriguez, Executive Producer; Valeria Hernandez, Producer Stories of Service: Veterans Day Tribute, KGPE Paul Loeffler, Executive Producer; Justin Terro, Producer St. Jude Dream Home, KHSL Scott Howard, Executive Producer; Wendy Mason, Producer Volunteer Hawaii, KITV Bill Gaeth, Executive Producer; Marisa Takahashi, Producer Bay Area Jefferson Awards, KPIX Rosemary Roach, Director of Public Affairs Students Rising Above, KRON Wendy Tokuda, Producer Share Your Holiday, KSBW Theresa Wright, Public Affairs Manager; Jose Camacho, Operations Manager
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Photos by Robert Mohr © 2006

SF Nomination Party at Hunan

TV personalities Fred LaCosse and Terry Lowry read the nominations

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For Outstanding Achievement in: SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT: STATION AWARDS STATION EXCELLENCE KBHK UPN Bay Area Steven Poitras, Vice President/ Station Manager KCRA Station Excellence Elliott Troshinsky, President/ General Manager KFSN TV Station Excellence Eric Lerner, General Manager KGO-TV/DT Station Excellence Valari Staab, President/General Manager

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Noticiero 48 Telemundo, KSTS Jonathan C. Ruiz, News Director; Raul A. Ayrala, Managing Editor Mas Cerca de Usted, KUVS Pedro Calderon, News Director; Janette Luviano, Asst. News Director

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NEWS PROGRAMMING NEWSCAST DAYTIME - LARGER MARKET ABC Morning News, KGO Leetha Yee, Executive Producer; Christine Ni, Karen Wulferdinger, Producers; Kristen Sze, Anchor; Kelly Ryan, Janelle Wang, Reporters; Joel Bartlett, Meteorologist; Frances Dinglasan, Joe McConnell, Traffic Reporters; Ian Babcock, Mike Horn. Photographers; Jerry Sandy, Director; Gary Schultz, Technical Director; Jennifer Walters, Writer ABC 7 News at 11:00 AM, KGO Leetha Yee, Executive Producer; Karen Wulferdinger, Producer; Cheryl Jennings, Kristen Sze, Anchors; Mark Matthews, Janelle Wang, Reporters; Joel Bartlett, Leigh Glaser, Meteorologists; Ian Babcock, Mike Horn, Photographers; Jerry Sandy, Director; Gary Schultz, Technical Director The Bay Area at 6 AM, KNTV Kirsten Chiala, Executive Producer; John Peck, Producer; Brent Cannon, Laura Garcia Cannon, Anchors; Lisa Bernard, Reporter; Joe Hoskinson, Traffic Reporter; Kellie Onaga, Arlene Sison-Handa, Writers Bay Area Today at 10 AM, April 8, 2005, KNTV Kristi Lawley, Producer; Brent Cannon, Laura Garcia Cannon, Anchors Bay Area Today at 10 AM, July 7, 2005, KNTV Kirsten Chiala, Executive Producer; Kristi Lawley, Producer; Brent Cannon, Laura Garcia Cannon, Anchor; Lisa Bernard, Reporer NEWSCAST DAYTIME - MEDIUM MARKET ABC 30 Action News AM Live, KFSN Joel Davis, News Director; Chelsea Wilhite, Kathryn York, Producers; Jason Martinez, Margot Kim Scroggins, Anchors; Christine Park, Reporter NEWSCAST DAYTIME - SMALLER MARKET Wake Up Northern California, KHSL Wendy Mason, Melissa Cabral, Producers News Channel 8 Daybreak, KOLO Jennifer Rogers, Producer Good Morning North State, KRCR Jennifer Scarborough, News Director; Patranya Bhoolsuwan, Producer/Anchor KSBW Action News Sunrise, KSBW Lawton Dodd, News Director; Kelly Duffy, Asst. News Director; Christine Garcia, Producer; Omer Carrothers, Director Channel 2 News This Morning, KTVN Jason Pasco, News Director; Dan Guerra, Producer; Kirsten Joyce, News Anchor NEWSCAST EVENING - LARGER MARKET ABC 7 News at 5 PM, KGO Stephanie Adrouny, Executive Producer; Lisa Caracciolo, Producer; Dan Ashley, Cheryl Jennings,

Anchors; Janelle Wang, Reporter; Frances Dinglasan, Traffic Reporter; Jonathan Baxter, Director; Michael Clark, Photographer ABC 7 News at 6 PM, KGO Stephanie Adrouny, Executive Producer; Bill Green, Producer; Carolyn Johnson, Anchor; Martin Wyatt, Sports Anchor; Michael Finney, Consumer Reporter; David Louie, Business Reporter; Dan Noyes, Reporter; Don Sanchez, Arts & Entertainment Reporter; Mark Matthews, Karina Rusk, Carolyn Tyler, Reporters; Spencer Christian, Weathercaster; Mitchell Turner, Media Manager; Jonathan Baxter, Director; Lynn R Friedman, Editor The Bay Area at 11, KNTV Marina Perelman, Producer; Allen Denton, Lisa Kim, Anchors; John Farley, Chief Meteorologist; Raj Mathai, Sports Director CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 11, KPIX Peter Saiers, Producer; Ken Bastida, Dana King, Anchors; Samantha Mohr, Chief Meteorologist; Billy Poon, Weather Producer; Jarrett McPeek, Director; Emily Grossman, Writer; Leona Wong, Sr. News Assignment Editor News 10 at 11:00, KXTV James Scullary, Producer NEWSCAST EVENING - MEDIUM MARKET ABC 30 Action News Live at Five, KFSN Joel Davis, News Director; Warren Armstrong, Nancy Osborne, Anchors; De Anna McQueen, Reporter; Richard Harmelink, Photographer ABC 30 Action News at Six, KFSN Joel Davis, News Director; Ann Marie Oliveira, Producer; Warren Armstrong, Anchor ABC 30 Action News Live at 11, KFSN Joel Davis, News Director; Warren Armstrong, Anchor KITV 4 News at 6, KITV Tod Pritchard, News Director KSEE 24 News at 11, KSEE Michael Espinoza, News Director; Ron Edens, Producer; Stefani Booroojian, Rich Rodriguez, Anchors; Anthony Flores, Sports; Monte Francis, Reporter; George A. Garnica, Photojournalist; John Parmer, Assignment Desk NEWSCAST EVENING - SMALLER MARKET KCBA Fox 35 News First at Ten, KCBA Claudia Otero, Producer; Elizabeth Valente, Assignment Editor/ Writer News 4 at 11:00, KRNV James Jackson, Producer KSBW Action News at Six, KSBW Lawton Dodd, News Director; Kelly Duffy, Asst. News Director; Ben Bamsey, Producer; Hector Bueno, Director Channel 2 News at 5:00, KTVN Jason Pasco, News Director; Kevin Bennett, Executive Producer Channel 2 News at 6:30, KTVN Jason Pasco, News Director; Kevin Bennett, Executive Producer
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Nominations Continued

The Tallest Dog in the World, KUVS Felix N. Mendoza III, Producer FEATURE NEWS REPORT - LIGHT SERIES Economics Easy as Pie, KPIX Mike Sugerman, Reporter; Richard Villaroman, Photographer; Mary Janczura, Editor Street Wars, KRON Jeff Bush, Reporter/ Photographer Brendan’s Story, KXTV Jennifer Smith, Anchor/Reporter California Postcard, KXTV Jonathan Mumm, Reporter; Bill Carragher, Dave Novick, Photographers FEATURE NEWS REPORT - SERIOUS Disaster Drill, KCRA Lynsey Paulo, Reporter; Larry Blitstein, John Breedlove, Photographers Taking the Bait: Bait Cars, KFSN Christine Park, Reporter The Enemy Within, KNTV Damian Trujillo, Producer; Mark Villarreal, John Chiala, Photographers Blind Man Sees, KOVR Marcy Valenzuela, Reporter; Tony N. Toste, Photographer Addiction Stopper, KPIX Ginnelle Elliott, Producer; Sydnie Kohara, Reporter; Chris L. Mistrot, Photographer Chico, KTVU Roland De Wolk, Producer; Mike Mibach, Reporter; Martin Holeton, Photographer New Beginning, KTVU Cristina Gastelu, Producer; Julie Haener, Reporter; Tony Hodrick, Photographer; Ron Acker, Editor

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BREAKING NEWS New Year’s Eve Storm, KCRA Dan Weiser, Executive Producer; Brian Neal, James Stimson, Carolyn Thomas, Kirsten Wolff, Producers; Walt Gray, Anchor; Mark Finan, Patty Souza, Meteorologists; Julie Watts, Weather Anchor; Adrienne Bankert, Grace Lee, Reporters; John Hamilton, PilotReporter; Ronald A. Middlekauff, Photographer Save Village Park, KHNL Sharon Chen, Reporter; Duncan Armstrong, Photojournalist New Year’s Eve Flooding, KNTV Tom Stilwell, Producer; Diane Dwyer, Anchor GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORT Citizen Soldier, KGO Wayne Freedman, Producer; Abraham Mendoza, Photographer/Editor A Father Remembered, KMPH Derrol Nail, Reporter Medical Marvel, KNTV Marianne Favro, Producer Carmina Salcido Returns, KRON Don Knapp, Reporter; Glen Kinion, Photographer Migrant Farm Workers, KTVU Leslie Donaldson, Producer; Rob Roth, Reporter; Martin Holeton, Photographer CONTINUING COVERAGE Coach Fired, KFSN Joel Davis, Executive Producer Following a Frozen Mystery, KFSN Eric Rasmussen, Reporter Is San Francisco Ready?, KGO Beth Rimbey, Producer; Dan Noyes, Reporter; Lynn R Friedman, Editor Maria Avina’s Story, KPIX Anna Werner, Reporter

Sharon Navratil, KTVU

FEATURE NEWS REPORT SERIOUS SERIES Don Ford, CBS 5 Battery Cages, KGO Beth Rimbey, Producer; Dan Noyes, Reporter; Marc Sanchez-Corea, Photographer; Lynn R Friedman, INVESTIGATIVE REPORT Editor Car Scam, KGO America’s Soldiers: The Homecoming, KNTV Ken Miguel, Beth Rimbey, Dan Noyes, Producers; Jan Boyd, Special Projects Producer; Sandy Lynn R Friedman, Editor Castelblanco, Anchor; Alex Bozovic, Photographer/ The Body Show, KGO Editor Beth Rimbey, Dan Noyes, Producers; Catherine Insult to Injury, KPIX Cavey, Photographer; Lynn R Friedman, Editor Anna Werner, Investigative Reporter Housing Hustle, KPIX Murder Zone: The Women of Juarez, KPIX Abigail Sterling, Anna Werner, Producers Tim Didion, Producer; Dana King, Reporter; Richard Inspecting the Inspectors, KRON Villaroman, Photographer Abigail Sterling, Producer; Joe Ducey, Reporter; Stan Drury, Photographer; Jim Joy, Editor SPECIALIZED REPORTS The Secrets of the Greatest Show on Earth, KTVU Finney Finds Out, KGO Leslie Griffith, Producer/Reporter Melinda Krigel, Executive Producer; Teri Theuriet, Producer; Ricquel Newman, Associate Producer; FEATURE NEWS REPORT - LIGHT Michael Finney, Reporter; Lynn R Friedman, Editor Milpitas Hum, KNTV The Tech Report, KNTV Garvin Thomas, Reporter; Donald Hardy, Editor Scott Budman, Reporter They Really Light Up, KNTV CBS 5 Health Watch Composite, KPIX Robert Wellington, Photojournalist Molly McCrea, Peter Saiers, Producers; Kim Hurricane Car Wash, KPIX Mulvihill, MD, Medical Reporter; Chris L. Mistrot, Mike Sugerman, Reporter; Jennifer Mistrot, PhotogRichard Villaroman, Photographers continued on page 6 rapher/Editor

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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, KTVU Don McCuaig, Producer; Vicky McCuaig, Writer; Doug Louie, Editor; Robert Erdiakoff, Lighting Director CHILDREN/YOUTH - FEATURE/SEGMENT Slip of the Tongue, KBHK/Uth TV, Inc. Karen Lum, Producer/Editor Speaking Out on Steroids: Rob’s Story, KPIX Ginnelle Elliott, Producer; Sydnie Kohara, Reporter; Chris L. Mistrot, Photographer Night Shift Opaque, KTSF David Baker, Executive Producer; Michael Lee, Series Producer CHILDREN/YOUTH - PROGRAM/SPECIAL Speak On It: Episode 5: Race and Stereotypes, KBHK/Uth TV, Inc. Carl Rosendahl, David Yanofsky, Producers; Bryant Jow, Keith Morikawa, Line Producers That’s a Wrap, KCSM Dante Betteo, Executive Producer; Josh Springer, Producer/Director EDUCATION - FEATURE/SEGMENT Super Teacher, KFSN Aurora Diaz, Producer; Keith Allen, Photographer; Luis Ramentas, Editor Every 15 Minutes, KOVR Marcy Valenzuela, Anchor/Reporter; Tony N. Toste, Photographer/Editor Oakland School for the Arts, KTVU Bob MacKenzie, Reporter; Tony Hodrick, Photographer; Dina Maria Munsch, Editor Student Firefighters, KVIE/UC Davis News Service Paul Pfotenhauer, Producer/Reporter; Ken Zukin, Photographer/Editor EDUCATION - PROGRAM/SPECIAL Exito Excolar: La Llave del Exito (Scholastic Success: The Key to Success), KDTV Perla Rodriguez, Francisco Jaramillo, Executive Producers Maria Espinosa, Producer; Valeria Hernandez, Associate Producer Eye on the Bay: Alternative Fuels, KPIX Karl Norberg, Marla Tellez, Producers; Jennifer Coyne, Associate Producer; Michael Mitchell, Editor The Great American Toy Test, KTVU Jim Haman, Executive Producer/ Director; Sharon Navratil, Producer; Tom Vacar, Host/Writer ViewFinder: Music of Hope, KVIE Bryan Shadden, Segment Producer; Richard Enos, Chief Videographer; Martin R. Christian, Aimee McKinney, Videographers; Mark Johnson, Editor HISTORICAL/CULTURAL - FEATURE/SEGMENT World Airways: Baby Lift, KGO Thuy Vu, Producer/Reporter; Paul Zaro, Photographer SPARK: Work in Progress: Hung Liu, KQED/Bay Area Video Coalition Amy Miller, Segment Producer Growing Up Muslim, KTVU Goldoneh Taherian, Producer; Rita Williams, Reporter ViewFinder: Nature is a Great Teacher, KVIE Mark Johnson, Producer/Editor; Aimee McKinney, Photographer ViewFinder: Hero Streets, KVIE Bryan Shadden, Segment Producer continued on page 7

Life and Afterlife: A Health Composite, KTVN Kristen Walthers, Anchor/Reporter Health Science Composite, KTVU Sharon Navratil, Producer; John Fowler, Reporter White Noise, KTXL Thomas Drayton, Reporter; Tom Long, Photographer/ Editor NEWS and PROGRAM SPECIALTY DOCUMENTARY The Valley’s Greatest: Heroes of WWII, KMPH, KFRE Scott Petty, Producer Finding the Fault, KPIX Brian Hackney, Producer/Anchor/ Reporter; Craig Franklin, Photographer; Paul Morrill, Editor Counting Sheep, KQED/Green TV Frank Green, Producer The Next Great Quake, KRON Brian Hackney, Producer/Anchor/ Reporter; Glen Kinion, Photographer; Jim Joy, Editor Tsunami - A Story of Tragedy & Hope, KTVU Don McCuaig, Producer; Sara Sidner, Host/Writer; Steve Shlisky, Editor The Sacramento: River of Life, KVIE David Hosley, Executive Producer; Craig Miller, Producer; Daniel Freed, Associate Producer; Richard Enos, Chief Videographer ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT - FEATURE/SEGMENT The Big Step, KGO Wayne Freedman, Producer; Brian Cullinane, Abraham Mendoza, Photographers; Harvey Weinman, Editor In Wine Country: Southwest Pro-Am Rock Paper Scissors Invitational, KNTV Karen Adams, Douglas DeVore, Producers; Jonathan Stark, Coordinating Producer; Bryan Coleman, Photographer Three Luthiers, KOVR John Iander, Reporter; Mike Lowry, Photographer/ Editor Sexy Plumbers, KPIX Dave Stoelk, Producer/ Correspondent Bay Area Backroads: Thrillseekers, KRON/Bay Area Backroads Michael Rosenthal, Producer/Writer ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM/SPECIAL In Wine Country: Music in Wine Country, KNTV Mary Orlin, Producer; Mary Babbitt, Host; Barb Moffatt, Segment Producer; Carrie Cain, Associate Producer; Jonathan Drum, Mark Oltz, Photographers Tech Now!, KNTV Scott McGrew, Producer; Scott Budman, Host; Donald Hardy, Editor Tech Now!: Episode # 310, KNTV Barton Bishoff, Producer The Tech Now! Movie Special, KNTV Barton Bishoff, Bay Area Backroads Great New Zealand Adventures, KRON Dan Herz, Senior Producer; Laura Remington, Segment Producer; P. Jack Uhalde, Director of Photography; David Vandergriff, Editor

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HISTORICAL/CULTURAL - PROGRAM/SPECIAL Day of Independence, KHET/Cedar Grove Productions Tim Toyama, Executive Producer/ Writer; Chris Tashima, Director/Writer/Actor Eye on the Bay: The Houseboats of Sausalito, KPIX James Reid, Senior Producer; Liam Mayclem, Host; Chris Bollini, Photographer; Michael Mitchell, Editor Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, KQED/ITVS Victor Silverman, Susan Stryker, Jack Walsh, Producers From a Silk Cocoon, KVIE/Hesono O Productions Satsuki Ina, Executive Producer/ Co-Director/Writer; Kim Ina, Producer/Actress; Emery Clay III, CoDirector/Director of Photography; Stephen Holsapple, Co-Director/Editor SPORTS - FEATURE/SEGMENT Peja in Greece, Comcast/Maloof Sports & Entertainment Josh Semolik, Production Supervisor Brotherhood Through Baseball: A Kidney Transplant Story, FSN Bay Area Kevin Eck, Executive Producer; Amy Gutierrez, Producer/Writer; Renel BrooksMoon, Talent; Franck Battelli, Directory of Photography; Jack Pavelick, Editor Heat Miser, KXTV Craig Amazeen, Producer/Writer; Chris Murray, Producer/Editor Kenny Shedd, Oakland Raiders TV Network Chris Gargano, Executive Producer

Sharks vs Calgary Flames: Shootout in San Jose, FSN Bay Area Ted Griggs, Executive Producer; Devon Ferris, Coordinating Producer David Koppett, Producer; Randy Hahn, Play-By-Play Talent; Glen Kuiper, Sideline Talent; Drew Remenda, Color Talent; Frank Albin, Director; D’Aulaire Louwerse, Associate Director Oakland A’s Baseball, KICU Mark Wolfson, Executive Producer/ Director SF 49ers vs Tennessee Titans, KPIX Jim Hannemann, Executive Producer; Mike Bruce, Director; Julie Montes, Managing Senior Designer Game 4: Darkest Hour, KXTV/Maloof Sports & Entertainment Craig Amazeen, Executive Producer; Michael Oddino, Producer/Director; Steven Rose, Associate Producer; Grant Napear, Play-By-Play; Jerry Reynolds, Color Analyst; Geoff Butler, Technical Director; Phil Pollicino, Graphic Coordinator; Sophia Chan, Graphics Operator PUBLIC/CURRENT AFFAIRS FEATURE/SEGMENT Bones of Steel, KFSN Aurora Diaz, Producer; Keith Allen, Photographer; Luis Ramentas, Editor Lifeline of Hope, KOVR Cathy Hobbs, Producer; Diana Penna, Reporter Giant Steps, KRON Mitra Bahrami, Coordinating Producer

PUBLIC/CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM/SPECIAL Not in Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here, KQED/The Working Group SPORTS – PROGRAM/SPECIAL Patrice O’Neill, Senior Producer; Jon San Jose Sharks Hockey: Shark Byte # Fromer, Rhian Miller, Kelly Whalen, 406, FSN Bay Area Producers; Kate McLean, Associate ProFrank Albin, Ted Griggs, Executive Producer ducers; Kevin Eck, Producer/Writer/ Editor; Latin Eyes: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Richard Tomassini, Associate Producer; KRON/Latin Eyes Media, Inc. Drew Remenda, Talent Andres Pruna, Executive Producer Gary Radnich: 20 Years on KRON-4, Not Ready for Justice, KTXL KRON Thomas Drayton, Producer/Reporter; Tom Jason Appelbaum, Producer/Writer; Russ Long, Photographer Katsumoto, Principle Photographer; Jim ViewFinder: Supersizing Our Kids, KVIE Michael Davich, CBS 5 Joy, Editor Emerald Yeh, Producer; Aimee McKinney, The Toyota Tribute to Steve Young, KTVU Photographer; Mark Johnson, Editor Jim Haman, Executive Producer; Don McCuaig, Producer; Pete Lupetti, Vicky McCuaig, Associate ProducINTERVIEW/DISCUSSION - FEATURE/SEGMENT ers; Mark Ibanez, Fred Inglis, Joe Fonzi, Hosts; No Nominations Randy Devecchi, Photographer; Doug Louie, Editor; Robert Erdiakoff, Lighting Director INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION - PROGRAM/SPECIAL California Connected: Special Interest, KQED, KVIE SPORTING EVENT/GAME Marley Klaus, Executive Producer; Lisa McRee, Host/ A’s vs Boston Red Sox “Lucky Charms,” FSN Bay Area Correspondent Ted Griggs, Executive Producer; Devon Ferris, CoordiCheck, Please! Bay Area: Show # 104, KQED nating Producer; David Koppett, Producer; Ray Fosse, Tina Salter, Series Producer; Robin Epstein, June Glen Kuiper, Tim Roye, Talent; Tom Adza, Director Mesina Ouellette, Shelley Pearson, Associate ProducSan Francisco Giants Baseball: A Must-Win with ers; Leslie Sbrocco, Host; Katherine Russell, DirecWinn, FSN Bay Area tor; Linda Giannecchini, Assistant Director; Kirk Ted Griggs, Executive Producer; Joe Washington, Goldberg, Editor Coordinating Producer; Jeff Kuiper, Producer; Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, Talent; Jim Lynch, Director David Louie, ABC 7

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SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE Dickens Fair, KRON Henry Tenenbaum, Producer/Talent; Dean Kendrick, Videographer; Art Takeshita, Sound The Chinese New Year Parade, KTVU Jim Haman, Executive Producer/ Producer; Julie Haener, Ben Fong Torres, Hosts; Robert Handa, Reporter; Jeff Green, Director; Sherri Johnson, Writer; Michael Krajac, Editor; Mark Metzler, Engineer in Charge KTVU’s 4th of July Celebration, KTVU Jim Haman, Executive Producer/ Producer; Joe Fonzi, Sara Sidner, Hosts; Jeff Green, Director; Mark Metzler, Engineer in Charge SPOT ACHIEVEMENTS COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE WB20 Student Council, KBWB Stella Nelson, Producer; Robert Twigg, Director of Photography End Hunger Now, KGO Therese Gamba, Executive Producer; Melissa Crawford, Producer/Writer/ Editor; Brad Welles, Sound Designer PROMOTION - NEWS PROMO - SINGLE SPOT Wireless, KGO Jack Poorman, Producer/Writer/ Editor America’s Soldiers: The Homecoming, KNTV Vera Edgerton, Promotions Manager Morning News: Busy People, KTXL Jay Truesdale, Producer/Writer PROMOTION - NEWS PROMO - CAMPAIGN Early Edition Image Campaign, KPIX Samantha Swartz, Senior Promotion Producer; Jerry Wagley, Promotion Manager; Pat Cilia, Asst. Design Director The Power of 9, KRON Kevin Adler, Promotion Manager; Michiko Ino, Graphic Designer; Devin Whetstone, Graphic Designer PROMOTION - PROGRAM - SINGLE SPOT A’s vs New York Yankees “Underdog” Promotion, FSN Bay Area/Jamination Productions, Inc. Tom Pellack, Producer/Director; Aaron Buckles, Animator Image 05, KBHK Rafael A. Figueroa, Rob Genolio, Trish Herrera, Producers; Greg Freeman, Photographer; Pat Cilia, Steven Squire, Designers The Original K.O.N.G., KBHK Rob Genolio, Producer Simpsons Cinco de Mayo, KBHK Rafael A. Figueroa, Rob Genolio, Producers; Greg Freeman, Photographer; Pat Cilia, Steven Squire, Designers PROMOTION - PROGRAM - CAMPAIGN TV Loves You Back Campaign, KBHK Rafael A. Figueroa, Rob Genolio, Trish Herrera, Producers; Greg Freeman, Photographer; Pat Cilia, Steven Squire, Designers The Ultimate Reality TV, KICU Dave Kaminsky, Design Director; Joon Hee Lim, Producer/Senior Writer/Editor

COMMERCIAL Snow, Various/BBDO West Jim Lesser, Creative Director Mystical San Francisco, Various/KPIX Chad Mallam, Producer/Writer The Visit, KTVU/Pacific Gas & Electric/Venables Bell & Partners Greg Bell, Creative Director Water Heater, KTVU/Pacific Gas & Electric/Venables Bell & Partners Greg Bell, Creative Director Epic Story: 2005 Playoffs, KXTV/Maloof Sports & Entertainment Craig Amazeen, Producer/Writer; Bob Murray, Producer/Editor CRAFTS ACHIEVEMENT ON CAMERA TALENT - ANCHOR Bastida Segment, KPIX Ken Bastida, Anchor Goodrich Composite, KPIX Juliette Goodrich, Anchor Haener Composite, KTVU Julie Haener, Anchor Sidner Composite, KTVU Sara Sidner, Anchor ON CAMERA TALENT - ANCHOR/SPORTS REPORTER O’Donnell Composite, KPIX Dennis O’Donnell, Sports Director ON CAMERA TALENT - ANCHOR - WEATHER The Flood Rookie, KCRA Julie Watts, Weather Anchor Mohr Composite, KPIX Samantha Mohr, Chief Meteorologist Pinpoint Forecast, KPIX Roberta Gonzales, Weather Anchor Lynn Composite, KXTV Elissa Lynn, Chief Meteorologist ON CAMERA TALENT - REPORTER Freedman Composite, KGO Wayne Freedman, Reporter Noyes Composite, KGO Dan Noyes, Reporter ON CAMERA TALENT SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST Golden State Warriors Basketball, FSN Bay Area Bob Fitzgerald, Play-By-Play Talent; Jim Barnett, Color Talent; Glen Kuiper, Sideline Talent; Matthew Steinmetz, Sideline Talent San Jose Sharks Hockey, FSN Bay Area Randy Hahn, Play-By-Play Talent; Drew Remenda, Color Talent; Glen Kuiper, Sideline Talent ON CAMERA TALENT PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR Babbitt Composite, KNTV Mary Babbitt, Host DIRECTOR Adza Composite, FSN Bay Area Tom Adza, Director Lynch Composite, FSN Bay Area Jim Lynch, Director

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Drum Composite, KNTV Jonathan Drum, Editor AUDIO Joaquin Composite, KICU Alforde M. Joaquin, Audio Mixer Stanford Janitors, KNTV Mark Villarreal, Audio Engineer GRAPHIC ARTS - GRAPHICS & ANIMATION - NEWS No Nominations

WRITER - NEWS Economics 101, KPIX Mike Sugerman, Writer WRITER - PROGRAM Finding the Fault, KPIX Brian Hackney, Writer Stoelk Composite, KPIX Dave Stoelk, Writer The Sacramento: River of Life, KVIE Craig Miller, Writer PHOTOGRAPHER - NEWS WITHIN 24 HOURS Middlekauff Composite, KCRA Ronald A. Middlekauff, Photographer Hardy Composite, KNTV Donald Hardy, Photographer Smith Composite, KNTV Dean C. Smith, Photographer Valenzuela Composite, KOVR Andres Valenzuela, Photojournalist Katrina Composite, KPIX Don Ford, Photojournalist Holeton Composite, KTVU Martin Holeton, News Photographer PHOTOGRAPHER - NEWS NO TIME LIMIT Bollini Composite, KFTY Chris Bollini, Photographer Baseball Prodigy, KNTV Brad Williams, Photographer Prodigious Moves, KNTV Barton Bishoff, Photojournalist Sri Lanka Tsunami, KPIX Richard Villaroman, Chief Photographer PHOTOGRAPHER - PROGRAM Joaquin Composite, KICU Alforde M. Joaquin, Videographer Drum Composite, KNTV Jonathan Drum, Photographer Counting Sheep, KQED Frank Green, Photographer EDITOR - NEWS - WITHIN 24 HOURS Carroll Composite, KNTV Jeremy Carroll, Editor EDITOR - NEWS - NO TIME LIMIT Bollini Composite, KFTY Chris Bollini, Editor Hardy Composite, KNTV Donald Hardy, Editor Katrina: Week 1 in Review, KTVU Michael Cerruti, Editor EDITOR - PROGRAM The Gangs of Paradise, KCBA Brian Speciale, Editor DeVore Composite, KNTV, KTEH/Media Center/Digital Turbulence, Inc. Douglas DeVore, Editor

GRAPHIC ARTS GRAPHICS & ANIMATION - PROGRAM DeVore Composite, KNTV, KTEH/Digital Turbulence, Inc. Douglas DeVore, Graphic Designer The Halloween Mummy, KNTV Bobee Padilla, Senior Designer The Josh Kornbluth Show, KQED/Idle Hands Studio Dennis O’Donnell, CBS5 Jon Francis, Caroline Hendriks, Rich Prahm, Zaldy Serrano, Designers GRAPHIC ARTS - SET DESIGN No Nominations LIGHTING No Nominations MUSICAL COMPOSITION/ARRANGEMENT The Original K.O.N.G., KBHK William Hammond, Jr., Composer/Performer; Rob Genolio, Composer The Asylum, KXTV/Maloof Sports & Entertainment Craig Amazeen, Fred Meggs, Composers

Michael Krajac, KTVU

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 5, Flood Aftermath, KPIX Don McKinney, Technical Director Dead Man’s Curve, KPIX Don Sharp, Operations Manager; Michael C. Davich, Zachary Heene, Chris L. Mistrot, Photographers


Michael Hatfield will be at the Emmy® show keyboard. Masterpiece will provide music during dinner and dancing at the Exploratorium on May 20th.

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By Keith Sanders Just like the other 105,000 attendees at NAB 2006 in Las Vegas…I was on a mission. San Jose State University (my employer) wanted to buy two HD camcorders for less than $10,000 each. There were four models to choose from. My job was to recommend one. It took the better part of two days to attend NAB seminars where experts demonstrated the strengths of each model. It took another day to visit the Panasonic, Sony, Canon and JVC booths where they were on display. But the hard part was staying focused while wading through several hundred thousand square feet of other gizmos, gadgets and widgets. I admired the InnoVision mini probe that turned an HD camera into a microscope. It made Lilliputian still life scenes look as big as a set from the “Chronicles of Narnia.” Next I inspected an Ultimatte keying system that seamlessly put a somewhat bored model into dozens of high-resolution virtual 3D sets. I finally found myself staring at the NHK ultra high-definition theater with an amazing 4,320 scan lines, 16 times the resolution of today’s HDTV. My last day at NAB was surreal. I walked into the South Hall as the Avid and Apple Computer exhibits towered above me like a stand of Redwoods. They were planted directly across from each other. The exhibits competed for space inside the hall, just like the companies compete for market share outside. Slowly…inescapably…I was drawn into the gravitational field of Apple Computer’s domain. There seemed to be dozens of Final Cut Studio solutions for any HD or SD format, including Podcasts. Collaborative editing systems using Xsan servers were deployed near a giant stage where a young man in black Jobsian garb promoted the virtues of New Media. “We will be showcasing the whole range of formats that Final Cut Studio now supports, from 24P HD all the way up to 2K,” said Kirk Paulsen, senior director pro applications marketing for Apple, “and we now have the tools to deliver those formats by outputting them in a variety of high-quality output options from DV for the Web to streaming for podcasts.” Even though Apple had announced the introduction of a new 17” Macbook Pro at NAB, most of their exhibit was not about the computer alone. Macs have become just one cog in Apple’s New Media machine that governs content creation, distribution and presentation. Final Cut Pro has developed into the defacto NLE standard for broadcasters. The iPod is by far the most popular mobile platform for enjoying music & video. iTunes is responsible for more than 8 million video Podcasts being delivered to end-users. On Saturday May 20th Apple Computer will receive a welldeserved honor at the Emmy® show because of its special technological achievements in the media industry. Now that I’m home from Vegas, all I have left is a bag of brochures, some final HD camcorder recommendations and a pocketful of receipts. Less than five dollars remained in my wallet, but I wasn’t surprised as water in this desert town goes for $2.75 a bottle…

Photos by Keith Sanders

Keith Sanders, is the NATAS vice president for San Jose and a video producer for San Jose State University. In addition to being our technology chair he also produces the Emmy® show. Send your technology stories to Keith.Sanders@sjsu.edu

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Bo Keller
Longtime news photographer Bo Keller lost his excruciating battle with cancer last month. Bo worked more than 20 years at KGO-TV after leaving KRON-TV, where he also had worked as a photographer and manager. In addition to setting a high standard in videography, Bo was a prolific poster to the websites of Shoptalk and The Water Cooler, under the pen name Bovine. He raised several children, some still quite young. As long as his body allowed him, he continued taking his children to soccer practices and school functions. During his final weeks, Bo was confined to a wheelchair, but he never lost his positive attitude. He leaves behind at least two newsrooms filled with friends, who count themselves lucky to have known him.

Chuck Rogers
We just learned that Silver Circle member (class of 1986) and former KOVR 13 photographer Charles “Chuck” Rogers died on December 17, 2005 at the age of 81. Chuck was a longtime photographer for the Modesto Bee before joining KOVR in 1970. He worked out of the Modesto News Bureau. He covered the Patty Hearst kidnapping and the San Joaquin County Jail of 1971. He was quite adventurous, as a pilot he produced and shot the documentary “Circus In The Sky” for Four Wings. He enjoyed sky and scuba diving. Chuck was born on July 17, 1924 in Minneapolis and graduated from Bexley High School in Ohio. He was a radar operator, bombardier and navigator during World War II and Korea. Thanks to his wife Jackie for informing us.

Veteran KXTV (Sacramento) reporter, and NATAS vice president Dan Adams, was rescued from a cruise ship in the nick of time when his appendix burst. The ship was cruising back from Kona, Hawaii to San Diego, when Dan became ill. With only limited medical treatment available on board, doctors wanted to evacuate Dan to a hospital. But the ship was in the middle of the Pacific— too far from Hawaii or California for any rescue helicopter to reach. It took two days for the ship to sail close enough to California for the Air Force to launch a rescue helicopter out of Moffett field, along with a C-130 to refuel the chopper in midair, both ways. During the two day wait, Dan’s appendix burst, so he says it was “touch and go for awhile” when the helicopter finally landed at Moffett Field for the short

anbulance ride to Stanford Hospital. Fortunately, Dan received top-notch medical care, and he says doctors expect a full, but lengthy recovery. Dan will be out of commission for awhile, but we’re confident he’ll be back covering the big story again by summer.

Dan Adams

GOLD & SILVER CIRCLE Submission extended to May 15
You still have time to submit names for nomination consideration to the Silver (25 years) and Gold (50 years) Circle. The induction lunchen is held in the Fall of each year. Forms available at www.emmysf.tv or contact the Academy office.

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Thousands of people who had never met him, knew Don Fitzpatrick. When he founded Fitzpatrick & Associates, he pioneered the concept of creating a central bank of talent tapes. Don initially built his headhunting business by equipping an RV with ¾ tape machines, and driving around the country, stopping in each market to tape the news himself. Before long, news executives from around the country were flying to San Francisco to spend a couple of days shopping for anchors by viewing Don’s unparalleled library of tapes. Then he founded “Rumorville” which became “Shop Talk” which became “TV Spy”, one of the first emailed newsletters in the world, and which all along was required reading in the TV News biz. Harry Fuller, long-time San Francisco news director, now executive editor at C|NET, knew Don better than almost anyone in the business. He shared these thoughts: “American TV is rarely accused of being kind, humane, patient, nonmaterialistic. Don was all those. A TV insider while he stood apart. Always a lover of TV. Recall that dusty office on the second floor above a cafe in San Francisco’s

North Beach. No prestige, no high cost glamour, no fancy reception room, no parking. He was a practical dreamer. He’d dream of doing things better, differently, new. Then he’d set about it pragmatically. Use a computer, he’d decide, while newsrooms were mostly stuck with typewriters. TV changed to value high profits, short-sighted Wall Street malarkey. Not Don Fitzpatrick. He was progressive. Not political. He believed in the possibility of progress. Not inevitable or easy. Progress earned, learned, passed on from Don Fitzpatrick and his spiritual kin. Long after Don and our entire generation are forgotten, that inclination will echo across generations because of students and beginners he encouraged. Work at it. Listen. Make it better. We each should leave such a legacy.” Don was a Life Member and Director or NorCal RTNDA and received the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award from the National RTNDA at last year’s convention. Don recently sold his businesses and moved to Alexandria, Louisiana, where he died last month at the young age of 56. He is already sorely missed.

Don Fitzpatrick

OFFICERS: David Mills, CBS 5, President Lynn R Friedman, ABC 7, VP, SF Keith Sanders, SJ State University, VP, SJ Dan Adams, KXTV 10, VP, Sacramento Nancy Osborne, ABC 30, VP, Fresno SAN FRANCSISCO Terri Russell, KOLO 8, VP, Reno CALIF ALIFORNIA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Pamela Young, KITV 4, VP, Hawaii 4317 Camden Avenue Janice Edwards, NBC 11, Secretary San Mateo, CA 94403 Sharon Navratil, KTVU 2, Treasurer (650) 341-7786 F: (650) 372-0279 NATIONAL TRUSTEES: Linda Giannecchini, KQED 9 (Museum) Ronald Louie, KTVU 2 (Alt. Trustee) Alison Gibson, Media Cool (Education) Terry Lowry, LaCosse Productions Cynthia Zeiden, Zeiden Media (Activities) Tamar Maghdissian, KHSL 12 GOVERNORS: Deanne Moenster-Poitras, KTVU 2 Terri Amos, Cornerstone Prod. (Membership) John Murray, JM Communications Bob Anderson, WB20 John Odell, City College San Francisco Duncan Armstrong, NBC 8 Sheraz Sadiq, KQED 9 Dan Ashley, ABC 7 Javier Valencia, KRON 4 (Awards) Brian Avery, Avery Media COMMITTEE CHAIRS: (not listed above) Samuel Belilty, Univision 21 John Catchings, Catchings & Assoc. (Museum) John Burgess, KFTY 50 Darryl Cohen, Cohen & Cooper (Legal) Martin Christian, KVIE 6 James Spalding, Spalding & Co., (Finance) Thomas Drayton, Fox 40 Rick Zanardi, College of San Mateo (Marketing) Janice Edwards, NBC 11 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Deirdre Fitzpatrick, KCRA 3 Darryl R. Compton, NATAS Albert Garcia, Univision 19 Off Camera Bob Goldberger, ABC 7 Bob Goldberger, Editor Stewart Heller, York Productions Darryl Compton, Publisher Valeria Hernandez, Univision 14 Robert Mohr, Photographer Justin Kanno, KOLO 8 Jack LiVolsi, WB20 (Marketing)

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