The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

By Bob Goldberger

November 2005

San Francisco/Northern California Chapter

It’s already November, which means the Call for Entries deadline for the outstanding work you produced in 2005 is just around the corner (Entry deadline: January 20, 2006). Let’s face it, we all like to be recognized, and yes, even honored for work we consider our best, particularly when we believe it’s better than anything we’ve seen on the competition. The problem is, the Emmy® judges (whichever chapter they happen to reside in any particular year) don’t always agree. It’s frustrating, and sometimes demoralizing to lose. So what do you do? Quit trying? If that’s your answer, you’re in the wrong business and should probably see if Wells Fargo has a bank teller opening right away. No, you keep plugging away, refining your entries, and increasing your odds by getting valuable insight from previous years’ winners. If you don’t know any personally, a couple of multiple winners agreed to share their “secrets” to Emmy® success with you. But first, there’s another way you can increase your odds—by entering some of the less popular, less entrysaturated categories that are prime opportunities just begging to be explored (or exploited).

Secrets of Winning
Tips from Wayne Freedman, KGOTV reporter. Wayne has won 47 Emmy® awards in news writing, reporting, and on-camera performance categories. Q- When did you win your first Emmy® statue? A- I won my first Emmy® award in 1985, after five nominations without success. It was a story about veterans remembering the 40th anniversary of D-Day. I ended up winning three others that year. Q- Were you reluctant to enter? Were you afraid it wasn’t Emmy®-worthy? A- I was not reluctant to enter. I am reluctant, now, but still compelled. Q- What did you learn from early entries that helped you with future entries? A- One should not “try” to win an Emmy® award. You do excellent work, and maybe it happens. Some of the best stories I’ve ever done have not won. I have been surprised, at times, by those that have. Q- Do you have any insights to share from your wins that could help somebody who hasn’t bagged a statuette yet? A- The key, I think, is to do a story that advances the medium. Too many people expect to win Emmy® awards for pieces in which they merely did their jobs. An Emmy®

Secrets of Winning
Tips from Craig Franklin, KPIX-TV producer and photographer (formerly KRON-TV). Craig has won 17 Emmy® awards for photography, editing, and for producing stories and documentaries. Q- When did you win your first Emmy® statue? A- I won as cameraman for a story titled “Peacock Gap Flood.” It was 1982. I think the category was breaking news/camera. We covered a big storm that pales next to hurricane Katrina but was unusual for Marin County, with muddy rivers flowing down streets and through upscale houses. Not the best video I ever took—wet, foggy, and shaky— but we were right there in the action and reporter Hampton Pearson wrote a wonderful mix of facts and drama to go with the pictures. Q- Were you reluctant to enter? Were you afraid it wasn’t Emmy®-worthy? A- Oh yeah, I had all those thoughts. Q- Did you win the first time you entered? A- I had entered one other story the year before, and to this day I still think it was one of the best things I ever shot: 3 days of flight operations on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. Lots of action and great stories of young hot-shot Navy
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Perhaps the most important issue facing the broadcast industry will be explored early this month at an evening forum. A panel of experts will discuss the status and future of television ad sales at a forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the studios of KPIX-TV, 855 Battery St., San Francisco.


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award-winning story should be different, reflecting extra effort, extra care, prescient vision, flawless execution. Q- Any particular type of story that seems to do better or worse with judges? A- Stories about other people dying or being sick rarely do well with judges. Remember, the judges are cynical. Try to make your submission as different as possible, while remaining true to requirements of the category. Q- How much do you write in the summary/précis? A- The précis depends on the entry. There are no absolute rules. Q- Can you win a reporting or writing Emmy® award if the story is shot or poorly edited? A- Good video always helps, and bad video always hurts, particularly when the judges include photographers.

The Awards Committee is still finalizing the “Call For Entries” for the 2005-2006 area awards. Next month we will have the list of new or changed categories and the “Call For Entries” will be posted online. The good news is that the Emmy® entry fees are being reduced. Last year every name entered paid $70 if you were a member and $200 if not. This year all fees are lowered, and a greater savings depending on your market size. If you are not a member you can join now and be paid through 2006.
DMA San Francisco Sacramento Fresno/Hawaii Reno/Salinas/ Chico/Eureka Reduced From Member $65 $60 $50 $40 $70 Non-Member $195 $190 $150 $115 $200

Least Entered, 2004 Daytime Newscast, Medium Market: 0 entries Daytime Newscast, Small Market: 0 entries News Broadcast, Medium Market: 7 entries News Broadcast, Small Market: 4 entries There are clear opportunities for news departments outside of San Francisco and Sacramento to pull in Best Newscast awards this year. With zero entries in the Daytime Newscast categories last year by small and medium market stations, simply entering might have earned one of those stations an Emmy® award, although it’s still far from guaranteed. Even if there’s only one entry, judges must still grade the entry high enough to make it worthy of receiving a statuette; but clearly, your odds are much better competing against few entries, than many. Here are some other great entry opportunities that are not market specific: Technical Achievement: 1 entry, No winner. On Camera-News-Sports Talent: 2 entries, No winner. On Camera-Sports Live Event: 4 entries, 2 nominations, 1 winner. Live Event Program: 3 entries, 3 nominations, 1 winner. Camera Program Editing News: 4 entries, 3 nominations, 1 winner. On Camera-News-Weathercaster: 5 entries, 1 nomination, 1 winner. Children/Youth Program: 5 entries, 3 nominations, 1 winner. Current Affairs-Segment: 6 entries, 3 nominations, 1 winner. Sports Live Broadcast: 6 entries, 2 nominations, 1 winner. Audio/Sound: 6 entries, 4 nominations, 2 winners Children/Youth Segment: 8 entries, 4 nominations, 1 winner. Editing News-Same Day: 8 entries, 4 nominations, 1 winner. Editing News-Unlimited: 8 entries, 5 nominations, 1 winner.

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pilots long before “Top Gun” became a movie. I thought it was a sure Emmy® winner. It didn’t get nominated. That really hurt my confidence. Q- What did you learn from early entries that helped you with future entries? A- I learned never to do a story with the hope or purpose of winning an Emmy® award. It’s bad psychology and bad karma. Telling a good story is the only goal. Tell enough good stories and you’ll win an Emmy® statue, god willing. Winning an Emmy® award is great but it’s not the goal. Q- Do you have any insights from your wins that could help somebody who hasn’t bagged a statuette yet? A- If you’re trying to do your best work you need to work with likeminded people. I’ve won Emmy® awards with a broad range of reporters, producers, editors, camera people—all with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Sometimes it was brutal. As for Emmy® entry tactics, I think it may depend on what kind of pizza the judges eat. But the fact is you’re putting your best work against everybody else’s, which is especially tough in the crowded breaking news, feature, and craft categories. Stories under four minutes seem to do better in most categories. I think longer analytical stories don’t get the time or respect they may deserve unless something in the enterprise and execution really jumps out at the judges as they wade through a long pile of entries. Q- How much do you write in the summary/précis? The bottom line, though, is great work wins out, regardless of how stiff the A- I rarely write a précis, and if I do it’s to make one single, otherwise competition. Your best bet is to start unexplained point like: “We spent looking NOW. Go back through your scripts or archives, and gather your best three weeks with Osama before he granted an interview.” Usually I work NOW. Start making your dubs want the story to reveal itself to the NOW so they look thought out and judges like any other viewer. I try to professional to judges, rather than sloppy and rushed. Everyone else will be include on-air leads and tags with scrambling on January 19th. A little pre- packages. continued on page 3 planning can give you an advantage.

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On the road again. As part of an annual membership drive, NATAS Northern California chapter president David Mills is Dave Mills visiting stations in the region to talk to television industry employees about the nonprofit organization and its activities. The “road trips” began on Oct. 67, when Mills paid a visit to Sacramento. He updated employees at Fox 40, KUVS and KVIE on NATAS membership benefits, the upcoming Emmy® Awards and the lower fees for the competition. Mills then traveled to Honolulu on Oct. 17-18 for the chapter’s first official presidential visit to the Hawaii region. The chapter president talked to employees at KITV, KHNL and KGMB. Mills also dropped in at KHON and PBS Hawaii and spoke to students at Leeward Community College and Waianae High School. On the night of Oct. 18, Hawaii board members Pamela Young (KITV) and Duncan Armstrong (KHNL) hosted a reception at the Gordon Biersch restaurant in the Aloha Tower Marketplace. A tape of last year’s Emmy® winners was shown to the dozen TV industry employees who attended. Mills is scheduled to visit TV stations in Chico and Redding on Nov. 14-15, Salinas-Monterey on Nov. 21-22, Reno on Oct. 28-29, Fresno on Dec. 5-6 and then return to Sacramento on Dec. 12-13.


Q- Can you win a photography or producing Emmy® award if the reporting or writing is poor? A- It’s next to impossible to win if one or more elements are done poorly. Even in individual categories, Emmy® entry is a team sport. Craig’s Final Thought: I worked with Wayne Freedman when he was honing his craft in the years before he won an Emmy® award (and sometimes thought he never would). Last I checked with him, he’s still honing his craft.

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Dan Ashley

KGO anchor Dan Ashley will moderate the discussion. Scheduled so far to be on the panel are Ron Longinotti, general manager of KPIX; Michael Dempsey, KGO local sales manager; and Arturo Riera, WB20 local sales manager. Among the issues up for discussion: *Are television stations suffering a serious decline in ad revenues? *What does a significant drop in ad sales mean for people who work in news, programming and other departments? *How seriously have TV stations been affected by the new “People Meter” ratings system, as well as the recent spread of viewership over new media markets? *How important is the Internet to television’s future? *Are services such as Tivo cutting into ad revenue because viewers can “speed through” commercials? The panel is one in a series of “issues forums” sponsored by the Northern California chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This is a FREE event. Please RSVP to: forum@emmysf.tv or call 650-341-7786.

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A photojournalist from Sacramento’s public broadcasting station has been named as the newest member of NATAS’ Northern California chapter Board of Governors. Martin Christian of KVIE was appointed by the governors at their October meeting to fill a vacancy on the board. Christian has been doing volunteer work for the chapter as a member of its Sacramento Council. Christian began his broadcast journalism career in 1992 as a photographer at WMDT in Salisbury, Maryland. In 1995, he drove across country to accept a job at KRNV in Reno. He moved to KTVN in 1997, and then went to KXLY in Spokane, Washington, in 1998. He married Karen Christian of KCRA then moved to KVIE in 1999. Christian won a “camera program” Emmy® award in 2001. In his spare time, he competes in ironman triathlons and ultra-cycling events.

Brian Copeland was probably hoping for three months, maybe six months, when he opened his oneman show, “Not a Genuine Black Man,” at The Marsh Theater in San Francisco. That was almost a year and a half ago. It turns out Copeland has been in for quite a run. Last month, the stand-up comedian and former feature reporter at KTVU in Oakland performed his 200th show. That makes his personal story of growing up black in San Leandro in the 1970’s the longest running one-man show in San Francisco history. Word is a special with HBO is in the pipeline. Copeland also has a book deal in the works.

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By David Mills

A lot of silver and a dash of gold. That was the scene last month as NATAS’ Northern California chapter inducted its latest members into its Silver and Gold Circles. Seven new members were formally welcomed to the Silver Circle, which recognizes people who have worked in the television industry at least 25 years. One new member was inducted into the Gold Circle, which honors people who have worked in the business at least 50 years. The Silver Circle now includes 187 members while the Gold Circle numbers seven members.

Tokuda then introduced the next inductee, Jim Branson, the managing editor at KTVU in Oakland since 1978. The station’s so-called “quality control officer” said he was honored at the recognition, especially since behind-the-scenes people don’t always receive the spotlight.

Photo by Robert Mohr © 2005


message in which he claimed Sacramento as a “good news town” and he’s been pleased to work in it for the past 24 years.

The 2005 induction was held Oct. 15 at the Radisson Miyako Hotel in San Francisco. KRON anchor Wendy Tokuda served as Mistress of Ceremonies.

Next up was Dominic Bonavolonta, the retired director from KPIX and KTVU who now teaches at Ohlone College in Fremont. Bonavolonta said he was honored to be inducted, especially when he read the names of the Silver Circle’s current members. “There’s a lot of heavy hitters in that group. I’m proud to be among them,” he said. Bonavolonta did make one slip. He called the group “the Senior Circle” before laughing it off and correcting himself. Tokuda did not let the remark pass. When she returned to the podium, she said: “I’m proud to be a member of the Senior Circle and all the women here know why I’m not wearing my jacket.”

Kate Kelly was next up. The anchor/reporter at KPIX was recognized for her 21 years at the San Francisco CBS affiliate as well as her volunteer work with several nonprofit organizations. Kelly talked about her days in Redding, Texas as well as San Francisco and how the TV industry is always changing. She remembered some poignant advice from her former co-anchor, Dave McElhatton, that has helped her through many a crisis. “Humor can go a long way when the technology falls apart,” she recalled.

Dan Adams was the first new member to be honored. Adams has worked as a reporter at KXTV in Sacramento since 1981. The fourtime Emmy® winner presently serves as the Sacramento vice president for the chapter. Adams was on a cruise and couldn’t attend the ceremony. He recorded a videotape

Doug McKnight took the stage next. McKnight was recognized for his years as a producer and news director at KGO and KICU as well as stints at KPIX, KTVU and KSBW. McKnight remembered his parents didn’t want him to go into the television industry. “In many ways, this is a vindication for me in picking the right career,” he said.
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McKnight, Kelly, Sharp, Bonavolonta, Branson, Osborne, Adams, Robertson

Nancy Osborne followed McKnight. Osborne was honored for her 28 years as an anchor and reporter at KFSN in Fresno. The chapter’s Fresno vice president said she took a job at KFSN in 1977 almost as a lark and has been there ever since. She said when she looks back at her years in the business, “it almost takes my breath away.” She added plans to retire when “they pry the job out of my cold, dead fingers.”

Don Sharp finished off the Silver inductees. The photographer and news operation director was honored for his 30-plus years at KRON as well as his pioneering work in bringing live television signals to the Bay Area. Sharp, who now works at KPIX, said he had trouble sleeping the night before because he was so excited about the Silver Circle induction. “I thank the people who gave me the opportunities,” he concluded. “I never wanted to let you down.”


The final honoree was A. Richard “Dick” Robertson, who was inducted into the Gold Circle. Robertson began his broadcasting career at KSL-TV in Salt Lake City in 1951. Over the decades, he worked in news, advertising and promotions at KTVU, KRON, KQED and other stations. He also served as executive director for the NATAS chapter. Robertson now lives in Florida and sent a taped message. He recalled the adventures and milestones in his 54 years in the business. He said television has changed a lot in that time and he still looks fondly on the “good old days.” “I don’t know how much better it was, but it was more fun,” Robertson said.

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By James Spalding & Cynthia Zeiden




Photos by Robert Mohr

© 2005
Everyone at the Schmoozarama had a good time. Fifteen local media organizations came together as a community for a day of networking and learning. Each organization had its own table space to display materials in Cellspace’s main room. There was a gallery and a parachute loft where the educational seminars were held concurrently.

audiences: Chinese, Latino, Japanese, Philippino and Vietnamese. The Latinos are about 20 - 30% of the Bay Area’s audience and Asians comprise about 20%. The goal is to deliver the best TV programming in any language, using English subtitles if needed. The TV stations use of Web newscasts are also filling the needs of target audiences. Let’s go head to head with the major program providers, steering away from minority programming. Yet success is often measured in shares of 1’s 3’s. Janice then threw it back to the seminar participants by asking them what they liked to watch. Guys liked sports in any language.

McKnight Rivera Hall Faber Wilson


How to Sell Your Media Script was a dynamic panel with Gabrielle Wilson- CA Lawyers for the Arts (Moderator), Chris Faber- Screenwriter, See Spot Run, Connie Hall- Agent, Stars Agency and Daniel RiveraCA Lawyers for the Arts. Many aspects were covered including: how to find an agent, what to give an agent when you first correspond, how deals are made, working with a manager and a lawyer and whether being a screenwriter is the right career for you.





Show Me the Idea featured Danny McGuireExecutive Producer, KQED 9 (Moderator), Jeffrey Brandstetter- Attorney, David Liu- Producer/Director/ Writer and David Michaelis- Co-Founder & Director of Current Affairs, Link TV. Producers pitched their programs: Mandy’s Place and Sidewalks, showed video clips of their ideas and got great feedback from the panel. Multiculturalism in the Bay Area, co- hosted by KTSF 26 General Manager, Mike Sherman and KNTV NBC 11’s Community Relations Director, Janice Edwards. Discussion began with naming the targeted

What Makes a Great Resume Tape with Doug McKnight- KAZU Cal State U at Monterey Bay and Karen Lipney-Assistant Executive Director, AFTRA/SAG. First discussed was some beneficial career advice, stating experience as the cornerstone of a good resume. Beginning at a small market where often work rules are lax and a willing attitude will allow for wide experience and the possibility of finding your niche in the business. Find a mentor. You will be surprised how willing experienced pros are to help those on the way up. (Note the Chapter has a mentoring program.) Know your prospective employer, including both the company and the individual doing the hiring. The best tapes tell your story. What are you trying to convey to your target audience? Again, know the company and the decision maker. And target your story to the job at hand. Remember everyone in television is busy. Make an impression, but keep it short and simple. Keynote Speaker was David Hakim of the Bay Area Film Alliance and the Directors Guild of America. He spoke about getting involved in our local media community and how both the large and small scale producers in California have to work together to make our state a practical place to make films and TV. Hakim Lunch was a delicious combination of pizza and salad, compliments of the Bay Area Film Alliance and the Directors Guild of America. A Fall Preview Party consisted of viewing clips of the new programs that are launching on several networks. Thanks to all the volunteers, panelists, speakers and participating organizations for making this happen.

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Last month Al Shugart was inducted into the Hall of Fellows at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. He was honored for his lifelong contributions to the creation of the modern disk drive industry. 26 years ago he and a partner founded Seagate Technology, now the largest disk drive manufacturer in the world. Their first commercial product was a 5-megabyte hard disk drive that sold for $1,500, or $300 per megabyte. Today, modern Seagate hard disk drives sell for 30 cents per gigabyte, or about one million times less without adjusting for inflation. Dramatic cost reductions have allowed hard disk drives to become critical components in all non-linear editing systems, whether it’s an Avid Adrenaline or simply an Apple G5 running iMovie. But early non-linear editors did not use hard disk drives because they were still relatively expensive. In 1983 the Montage Picture Processor utilized a bank of 17 VCRs. Seventeen copies of a source tape were made and a computer kept track of where machines are, in order to provide the illusion of nonlinear editing. In 1984 Lucas Film By Keith Sanders

Al Shugart

Modern Seagate Drive

developed the EditDroid, a laser disc based non-linear system. In 1988 Editing Machines Corp. introduced a new approach to nonlinear editing; the recording of digital video on the hard drives of IBM compatible computers. The system offered lower costs, and the disadvantages of high compression and lower picture quality. In 1989 Avid Technology introduced Avid Media Composer that utilized Apple Macintosh II for its platform. Today much of the video we watch was originated on a hard disk drive, from the Dish Network DVR, to a home computer, from the streaming server to a Video iPod. Soon clunky old VHS tapes and even DVDs will be things of the past as hard disk drives become even less expensive. Seagate now sells a 400-gigabyte internal hard drive that can hold 100 MPEG2 movies for less than $150. That’s $1.50 per movie, closing in on the media cost for the same movie on VHS ($1) or DVD (50 cents). By the end of the decade inexpensive terabyte hard disk drives will be common, putting the storage cost of movies well below the costs of tape or HD DVD media. Thank you Al Shugart!


The National Television Academy invites all high school students nationwide to submit examples of your best work in television broadcast, cablecast and webcast production. Categories: 1. News 2. Arts & Entertainment, Cultural Affairs 3. Documentary 4. Sports 5. Public Affairs/Community Service/Public Service 6. Technical Achievement 7. Writing

Direct link: http://www.tvquarterly.net/index2.html Or go to www.emmysf.tv click on NATAS National then TV Quarterly

Period of Eligibility: February 1, 2005 through January 31, 2006 Entry deadline: Friday, February 18th, 2006 Complete information and entry on-line at:


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Photos by Waianae High School By David Mills

© 2005

Waianae High School is literally at the end of the road in western Oahu. Five miles past the campus, the Farrington Highway hits a military installation and the pavement turns to dirt. The school sits on the west side of that rural highway, 30 miles from Honolulu. The campus borders the crashing surf of the Pacific Ocean. From the football field, you can see the waves coming ashore. However, Waianae High is not a place where students excel in surfing or hula dancing. It is a place where teenage students produce television – and in surprisingly high quality. Eleven years ago, Candy Suiso and other instructors started TV production classes at Waianae High. They were part of the school’s media courses, which include the school newspaper and the yearbook. The program chugged along the first few years. Then, state Senator Colleen Hanabusa took notice. She convinced her colleagues to squeeze some money from Hawaii’s budget for Waianae’s media classes. The TV production program grew in numbers and popularity.

Its big break came two years ago when local developer Jeff Stone donated $190,000 to Waianae’s burgeoning TV classes. The money skyrocketed the program to another level. The classroom now has 12 Apple computers with Final Cut Pro software. They have several cameras that shoot on mini-dv tape. They also have two rooms they can use as studios. John Allen, a 1997 Waianae High grad, has joined Suiso, his former teacher, as one of the instructors. More than 200 of Waianae’s 2,000 students take at least one class in the school’s media department. This year, Waianae High won two of the six regional National Student Television awards, one for news and one for technical achievement. They beat out much larger high schools in the nationwide competition sponsored by NATAS. Waianae’s students are now being hired by agencies such as the Hawaii Medical Association to produce PSA’s. On this particular day, one of the TV production students was hovering over an Apple computer, putting together a community service announcement on fitness that featured a well-known Hawaiian hip-hop artist. The PSA was written by Waianae students, shot at the school and is being edited in the TV production classroom. Waianae students plan to enter the NSTV competition again next year. So, heads up, everyone on the Mainland. The little school on Oahu is coming back to defend its titles.


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KTVU Anchor Dennis Richmond and Oakland Tribune Columnist Brenda Payton were honored by the BABJA (Bay Area Black Journalist Associaton) at the Oakland Marriott on October 11, 2005. (photos left to right) 1-Barbara Rodgers, Dennis, Brenda Payton 2-Dennis, Belva Davis, Bob Butler 3-Dennis Richmond 4-Josef Sawyer, Martin Wyatt, Cheryl Hurd, Dennis & wife.

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Vic Lee, considered by many in the Bay Area to be the best general assignment reporter in the market, is leaving KRON 4 News after 33 years, and moving across town to KGO (ABC 7) News. Throughout his years at KRON, Vic Lee has broken so many exclusive stories, the station even tried promoting him over the radio last year with the tag line “See what Vic Lee will uncover tonight.” Lee will continue at KRON through the end of the year and start at ABC 7 on January 2, 2006.



Lisa Gonzales joins KOVR in her hometown of Sacramento as a weekday morning anchor and reporter. Lisa was formerly a weekday morning anchor at KFSN in Fresno. Kurt Johnson joins KPIX (CBS 5) in San Francisco as a staff writer. Johnson has been working at CBS 5 as a freelance writer, webcaster, and producer. Josh Bernstein jumps to a top 20 station as he becomes the new investigative reporter for KCRA in Sacramento. Josh leaves a similar position at WMPI in Mobile, AL. Colin Resch moves to KPIX as a sports producer, from KCPO-TV (FOX) in Seattle, WA, where he worked as a sports producer/reporter. Entertainment correspondent Adrianna Costa and sports anchor Will Selva are joining CNN Headline News’ Robin & Company. Will Selva was the weekday sports anchor at KXTV in Sacramento. Adrianna Costa comes to CNN from her role as entertainment correspondent for both Access Hollywood and CBS in Palm Springs, CA.





Brian Banmiller, former business editor and 16 year veteran of KTVU Channel 2 (they parted company on May 15th). Brian is continuing “Banmiller on Business” reports for CBS News Radio, making guest appearances on KQED, public speaking, and working on a book, as well as exploring opportunities for broadcasting on the internet. Shawn Palmer joins KOLO-TV in Reno, NV as Managing Editor from WDJT in Milwaukee, WI, where he was an assignment editor. Shawn has also been a small market news director and a medium market assignment manager. Teresa Garcia is joining the KGO (ABC 7) News Team as a reporter on the morning show working out of the South Bay Bureau. Teresa moves from WCMH-TV, the NBC O & O in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to NBC 4 she worked at KSBY in San Luis Obispo and KIMA-TV in Yakima, WA. Teresa starts at KGO on December 12th. Amy Miller leaves KQED after three years, to join ITVS (Independent Television Service), where she will help develop and build their new international division, the International Media Development Fund (IMDF). Itica Milanes moves to weekend morning anchor and reporter at KFSN in Fresno from reporter at KPRC in Houston, TX. KGO-TV in San Francisco recently named Randall Yip segment producer for its consumer unit, Seven On Your Side. He’ll produce both investigative pieces and day to day packages. Yip most recently freelanced as an independent producer for KGO, as well as a number of network and cable outlets. He’s also been an executive producer at KNTV in San Francisco-San Jose and KPTV in Portland, Oregon.

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Photos by Karyne Holmes, Pam Moore & Linda Yee

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OFFICERS: David Mills, KPIX, President Lynn R Friedman, KGO, VP, SF Keith Sanders, Perfect Pitch TV, VP, SJ Dan Adams, KXTV, VP, Sacramento Nancy Osborne, KFSN, VP, Fresno SAN FRANCSISCO CALIF ALIFORNIA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Terri Russell, KOLO, VP, Reno Pamela Young, KITV, VP, Hawaii 4317 Camden Avenue Janice Edwards, KNTV, Secretary San Mateo, CA 94403 Sharon Navratil, KTVU, Treasurer (650) 341-7786 F: (650) 372-0279 NATIONAL TRUSTEES: Linda Giannecchini, KQED (Museum) Ronald Louie, KTVU (Alt. Trustee) Alison Gibson, Media Cool (Education) Terry Lowry, LaCosse Productions Cynthia Zeiden, Zeiden Media (Activities) Tamar Maghdissian, KHSL GOVERNORS: Deanne Moenster-Poitras, KTVU Terri Amos, Cornerstone Prod. (Membership) John Murray, JM Communications Bob Anderson, KBWB John Odell, CCSF Duncan Armstrong, KHNL Sheraz Sadiq, KQED Dan Ashley, KGO Javier Valencia, KRON (Awards) Brian Avery, Avery Media COMMITTEE CHAIRS: (not listed above) Samuel Belilty, KFTV John Catchings, Catchings & Assoc. (Museum) John Burgess, KFTY Darryl Cohen, Cohen & Cooper (Legal) Martin Christian, KVIE James Spalding, Spalding & Co., (Finance) Thomas Drayton, KTXL Rick Zanardi, Notra Dame de Namur (Marketing) Janice Edwards, KNTV EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Deirdre Fitzpatrick, KCRA Darryl R. Compton, NATAS Albert Garcia, KUVS Off Camera Bob Goldberger, KGO Bob Goldberger, Editor Stewart Heller, York Productions Darryl Compton, Publisher Valeria Hernandez, KDTV Robert Mohr, Photographer Justin Kanno, KOLO Jack LiVolsi, KBWB (Marketing)

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