The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Call for Entries

December 2005

San Francisco/Northern California Chapter

“Community Service” is for a Three new high-profile categories station’s efforts in a worthwhile have been added to the reconfigured list community cause. Again, stations of Emmy® categories for the 2005/2006 submit a composite of their work as awards competition. well as a one-page written synopsis. NATAS governors approved the The statue goes to the person readdition of “Station Excellence,” sponsible for the station’s community “News Excellence” and “Community service program. Service” to this year’s Emmy® Call for There are still two newscast Entries. The “Best Newscast” categocategories and both are tiered by ries have also been changed and other market size. “Newscast Evening” is categories have been altered to conform 2005- 2006 for newscasts broadcast between 5 with new national guidelines. p.m. and midnight. There is a large The deadline for entering this year’s market section (Bay Area and SacraEmmy ® competition is January 20, mento), medium market (Fresno and 2006. Nominations will be announced on Hawaii) and small market (Reno, April 20. The Emmy® awards show will Entry Deadline Salinas-Monterey, Chico-Redding and be held May 20 at the Palace of Fine Arts Eureka). There is also a “Newscast January 20, 2006 in San Francisco. The rules, categories Daytime” for newscasts aired and other Emmy® information is on the between midnight and 5 p.m. This NATAS web site at “www.emmysf.tv” category is also divided into large, medium and small The three top awards this year will be the “Station markets. Excellence,” “News Excellence” and “Community This year, producers – not news directors – submit Service” contests. the Best Newscast entries. There is no designated day. “Station Excellence” is for overall station operaProducers pick what they feel was their best newscast of tions during the 2005 calendar year. Stations will submit 2005. a composite of their news, programming and other work. “The new ‘excellence’ categories are sort of like ‘best A one-page, written synopsis can also be included. The picture.’ They look at a station’s overall performance” said Emmy® statue goes to the station’s general manager. NATAS chapter president David Mills. “The newscast “News Excellence” is for a station’s overall news categories are now more like ‘best actor.’ They award the product during 2005. Stations will submit a composite of best ‘single performance.’ We feel this is the best way to their newscasts as well as a one-page written synopsis. honor both station wide and individual efforts.” The statue goes to the station’s news director.
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Join us for a night of eating, drinking, screening, playing games and being merry at our annual NATAS Holiday Showcase Party. This year it will be on Thursday, December 15, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the University of California at San Francisco’s Cole Hall Auditorium in the Medical Sciences Building at 513 Parnassus Avenue (nearest cross street 3rd Avenue). Parking is $1 with validation (we will have the machine on site). A few MUNI lines go right there: the N Judah, 43 Masonic and 6 Parnassus. Admission is FREE, you can bring your colleagues, family and friends. We just require you RSVP to: showcase@emmysf.tv or call (650) 341-7786.

Thu. 12/15 7 p.m.

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The exciting lineup of producers’ work we will be screening includes: Rick Bacigalupi, Wishing the Salmon Home, KRCB, Lori Halloran, The Josh Kornbluth Show, KQED, Tina Salter, Check, Please! Bay Area, KQED, Sharon Navratil, The Toy Test, KTVU, Rod Laughridge, Newsroom on Access SF, and Patty Zuba, New Zealand Comes to San Francisco, KRON. Following each screening, producers will have a short Q&A session. We will also test your TV knowledge with our TV Trivia contest where everyone gets a chance to win wonderful prizes. Don’t miss the fun! We would love to celebrate the holidays with you.

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There are 63 categories this year. The only other new category is “Interview/Discussion.” Other categories have been changed or combined. “Each year, the Emmy® Awards committee works diligently to include categories that recognize the outstanding work being done by our membership,” said NATAS Awards Chair Javier Valencia. “The inclusion of these new awards help in an ongoing effort to provide uniformity of categories among the 20 chapters that make up the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.” Emmy® entry fees have been reduced from last year’s $70 flat member rate. Entries from the Bay Area will be $65 per individual. Members in Sacramento will now pay $60 per entry. Entrants in Fresno and Hawaii will pay $50 per entry. People submitting entries from Reno, Salinas, Monterey, Chico, Redding and Eureka will pay $40 per entry. The non-member rates have also been reduced, but you save more by joining the Academy and paying the member fees. The Call for Entries, rules, categories, forms and labels are available at www.emmysf.tv. Questions: emmy@emmysf.tv or call (650) 341-7786. Remember the entry deadline is Friday, January 20, 2006.

2006 will be a banner year for HD television. More producers will be working with it. More videographers will be shooting it. More editors will be trimming it. Everyone will see new HD DVDs and Blu Ray DVDs coming out soon. But what HD opportunities exist for media professionals next year? Where’s that amazing HD handbook that explains it all? NATAS is providing the next best thing. February 1st learn about HD television from the experts at the 5th Annual San Francisco HD Seminar. Local broadcasters and filmmakers will show HD clips and talk about their success stories. This exhibition will also include previews of the latest HD camcorders and HD editing demos. Snader & Associates presents the 5th Annual San Francisco HD Seminar, 4 – 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 1st. It’s part of the Snader Visual Solutions Expo at 255 South Airport Boulevard in South San Francisco. There’s plenty of parking, plenty of food and admission is free. RSVP to claim your seat at hdtv@emmysf.tv. Visual Solutions Expo attendees will have to register with Snader by emailing events@snader.com or by visiting www.snader.com.

From the north, south and east, the president of NATAS’ Northern California chapter continued his fall visits to television stations in the region. President David Mills made trips to Chico, Redding, Salinas, Monterey and Reno in November to help drum up membership. Mills stopped in at KRCR in Redding on Nov. 14, and then talked to employees at KHSL/ KNVN in Chico the next day. The following week, the chapter president dropped by KCBA/KION in Salinas and KSMS in Monterey. To finish out the month, Mills drove to Reno on Nov. 28 and met with employees at KOLO, KTVN and KRNV. He’s scheduled to visit stations in Fresno on Dec. 5-6 as well as stations in Sacramento on Dec. 12-13. At the station meetings, Mills told employees about the benefits of NATAS membership, the new Emmy® categories, the reduced Emmy® entry fees and the mentor program for small-market members.


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The wife of actor Clint Eastwood made another cameo appearance at her former station in Salinas last month. Dina Ruiz co-anchored the 5 p.m. news for a week and a half in November at KSBW, where she used to anchor fulltime before her marriage to Eastwood. Ruiz’s re-surfacing is a semiregular occurrence at KSBW. She pops up from time to time, coanchoring the early evening newscast for one to two weeks. The return engagements are usually during the “sweeps months” of February, May and November, but they aren’t limited to those times. KSBW news director Lawton Dodd says Ruiz is used for special station projects such as the station’s annual “Share Your Holiday” fund-raiser as well as their coverage of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament. ”She is still an important member of the KSBW family,” said Dodd. “As you can imagine, her schedule with her husband keeps her very busy and makes it impossible to continue as a full-time employee. However, she is very anxious to remain a member of the family. We have been able to do that over the past several years by occasionally having her return to the anchor desk as her schedule allows.”


By David Mills

The television industry isn’t dying. It’s just going to be different. That was the conclusion of a panel discussion in early November on the status and future of television advertising sales. The forum, sponsored by your Northern California NATAS chapter, was held on Nov. 2 in the KPIX studios in San Francisco. ABC7 anchor Dan Ashley moderated the discussion. The panelists were CBS5 general manager Ron Longinotti, WB20 local sales manager Arturo Riera, ABC7 local sales manager Michael Dan Ashley Dempsey and Sheila Taylor, a former ad buyer who now works in sales at KFTY in Santa Rosa. More than 40 people attended, most of them employees of television advertising departments. The forum started on the problems and opportunities with TV ad sales, but it evolved into a discussion on the future of the industry itself. Television commercials, the panelists agreed, have become tougher to sell. The audience hasn’t necessarily become smaller, they said, but it is now “fragmented” across a wide spectrum of channels. “Twenty years ago, television was the cherry on top of the cake,” said Riera. “Now, there are far too many choices.” In addition, the smaller companies that used to buy commercials from local television stations are Arturo Riera disappearing. They are being replaced by large conglomerates that buy “national media.” “As a buyer,” said Taylor, “I need to get commercials in more places to get you (the viewer).” And, with more options, the people buying ads expect results. “We (sales departments) are being held much more accountable,” said Riera. The challenge, the panelists agreed, is to offer programs advertisers want to be a part of. The primary way to do that is through local programming. “Local programming is important because it separates you from the others,” said Taylor. However, that is easier said than done. Again, buyers are looking for results. “The question is, what do you offer that is unique,” said Longinotti. Longinotti said a half-hour local show such as “Eye on the Bay” isn’t necessarily difficult to sell. However, it can be difficult to turn a profit because of the production costs Ron Longinotti involved. “How do we get programming that doesn’t cost so damn much?” asked Riera. Dempsey added the onus is also on the clients to help create spots viewers will want to watch. Too many ads, he said, are staid commercials that viewers will either flip by with a remote or speed through with a Tivo.

Photos by Robert Mohr

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Several audience members asked about the possibility of the major TV stations in the market forming an association to sell ads as a group. Some panelists found merit in the suggestion. Longinotti said such an association was tried in Portland, Oregon, and met with some success. Dempsey said it would certainly create a united front. “We beat each other up so much, the money goes elsewhere,” he noted. However, the panelists brought up problems with an association. The members would have to be careful to avoid charges of colluMichael Dempsey sion. Plus, if one member dropped out, the association would lose its effectiveness. The panelists agreed TV stations need to look to the Internet for future revenues. They said more and more people are getting their information from the web and TV stations need to be a part of that. “That space is going to be utilized by everyone, young and old,” said Longinotti. The panelists rejected the notion that TV stations promoting their web pages are driving customers to an industry that will replace the television industry. “It’s not cannibalistic. It’s complementary,” said Longinotti. “If we’re going to have hooks in the water,” added Riera, “it’s better to have five hooks than just one.” Overall, the panelists said, they expect the television business to change but not go away. Longinotti pointed out everyone predicted radio’s demise in the 1940s and it is still around. He noted people are still reading books after 500 years of Sheila Taylor printing. Riera mentioned there are more televisions in homes now and households in the United States watch an average of 7 ½ hours of TV a day. The panelists did predict there will probably be fewer TV stations in business 10 years from now – much like the newspaper industry. Those that survive will be the stations that adapt to the changing society. “The burden on all of us is to cut through the noise,” said Ashley. “Our reason for being no longer exists. The challenge is to redefine ourselves,” said Riera. “Television has a long future. It’ll just be different.”

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By Keith Sanders Can TV programming from the Internet actually compete with traditional television? Gentlemen, start your graphics engines because the race is on. October 17th marked the first time that a network television show was made available for legal downloading over the Internet (just hours after it aired on ABC). That day Apple Computer started selling a commercial-free episode of the hit television series “Lost” through its iTunes Music Store for $1.99. These two latest deals add programs such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” to the growing number of hit shows that will be available outside of the traditional “appointment television” paradigm. Both services launch early next year. NBC programs will be distributed through DirecTV Group and CBS shows will be available on Comcast. But will the network’s new forms of commercial-free distribution catch on with the public? Nobody knows for sure, but it looks promising if Comcast is any indication. The cable giant already offers digital cable customers 3,800 on-demand titles commercial free (movies, children’s shows, sports and music). As of October, Comcast had logged over 1 billion program views in 2005. Now that the networks are lining up to participate in commercial-free distribution of programming, could this mark the beginning of the end for appointment television? “The AppleDisney deal is part of the changed world that we are living in,” said Peter Gardiner, a media executive at Interpublic Group’s Deutsch ad agency. “This is about finding new ways to distribute content and it’s up to us to find new ways to advertise.” In the future we’ll be able to view our TV shows at any time and any place…all commercial-free. But the content won’t be free. We’ll realize this when we pay for our Internet Service Provider, our cable system, our satellite company and our iTunes downloads. By then the old idea of “free TV” will have become as quaint as a pair of rabbit ears sitting atop an American made television. Keith Sanders, is the NATAS vice president for San Jose and owner of Perfect Pitch TV. In addition to being our technology chair he also produces the Emmy® show. Send your technology stories to sanders@perfectpitchtv.com Also concerned about the partnership are the unions that represent TV-show writers, producers, directors and actors. Those unions issued a joint statement saying, “We look forward to a dialogue that ensures our members are properly compensated for the exploitation of their work.” Weeks after the announcement of the Apple-Disney partnership, NBC and CBS unveiled separate plans to make some of their hottest prime time shows available to viewers with no commercials for 99 cents an episode. The shows will be offered “on-demand” by traditional cable systems.

Apple Computer’s deal with Walt Disney Company (the parent of ABC) also includes downloads of past and current episodes of “Desperate Housewives,” “Night Stalker,” and “That’s So Raven.” This move could have profound long-term consequences for broadcasters if viewers ever begin downloading these shows en masse. Cable systems and satellite companies would not be immune from the fallout. Leon Long, president of the association representing ABC’s affiliate stations expressed misgivings about the new Apple-Disney partnership which was announced publicly by Steve Jobs and Disney CEO Robert Iger. Mr. Long said that “ABC affiliates are concerned that they weren’t given an opportunity for financial participation in the new form of distributing shows that derives value from the promotion and broadcasting of affiliates.”

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One vocal critic of Rosenblum is KGO-TV, San Francisco reporter Wayne The man who stirred up the television news business Freedman. He doesn’t want to see with his “video journalist” concept faced down his entire newsrooms converted to the VJ detractors during a panel discussion at the Northern model. California Radio Television News Directors Association “I’m not opposed to a hybrid sys24th annual conference in San Francisco. tem, but I would miss the collaborative Anxious photographers and union element of working with a photograreps, eager students, and reporters who pher,” Freedman said. “The photograhave converted to the “VJ” model heard pher brings wisdom to a story that goes Freedman Michael Rosenblum explain why he beyond the ego of a reporter.” believes this is the wave of the future in Many small market reporters have TV newsrooms. been doing their own shooting, editing Rosenblum has taught journalists at and reporting for years. Tamar the BBC and Voice of America, among Maghdissian, a reporter for KHSL-TV, others, to do their own shooting, editing Chico, admits the system has its and reporting using a handheld video drawbacks. Rosenblum camera and laptop computers. “The hard part is when someone’s Rosemblum claims “VJ’s” will liberate people to make house has burned to the ground and better television, while skeptics fear it will cut TV jobs you want to speak to them and you Maghdissian and lower the quality of journalism. have this camera on your shoulder,” Maghdissian, said. “For the first time the business of making television is “It poses a challenge of them being able to speak to you in your hands,” Rosenblum said. “The economics make as a person. On the other hand, you understand all this irresistible. It is incumbent on us not to run away aspects of this job in a way that you wouldn’t otherwise.” from this technology but to understand it, embrace it and Video quality of the new cameras is take control of it. This is going to happen. The system also a concern, but longtime TV news works. How it gets used is in the hands of all of us.” manager Harry Fuller, now executive Mark Jones, a 30-year TV news editor of CNET’s News.com, said that’s reporter, is sold on the idea. Jones works not an issue. for KRON-TV, an independent station in “The viewers don’t care about San Francisco that’s converting its entire quality,” Fuller said. “They’re watching news staff to the VJ concept under 2-inch screens on their computers. Rosenblum’s tutelage. You’re dinosaurs. You’re fighting about “I was skeptical at first, but I’ve been Harry Fuller stuff that they don’t care about anydoing this for a month and it’s the most fun I’ve had in broadcasting in a decade,” more.” Mark Jones Jones said. “This is not just a way to cut costs; I think it can be a way to make TV news much more compelling, much more interesting and much more fun to do from a reporter’s standpoint.” Jones works from his home east of San Francisco, emails his story pitches to his managers at KRON, and The NATAS Cinema Club offers FREE tells them when he expects to deliver. “I shoot the movie screenings for members who most of stories, edit them, and I feed them from my home office the time may bring a guest. Most of the over the Internet to KRON, in many cases to air the screenings are on short notice. Our Cinema same day.” Club chair Lynn Friedman e-mails Lynn’s list KRON’s news director, Chris Lee, admits it’s a challenge converting his to all interested members with information and staff of more than 50 journalists to the instructions. new VJ concept, but he’s optimistic. Lynn’s list is for Bay Area screenings. “There’s nothing in these tools that Bryan Shadden is setting the program up in prevents you from telling good stories,” Sacramento. Lee said. “There’s nothing inherently We are working on expanding the program bad about using different tools and to other chapter cities. different techniques and hopefully build To join the Cinema Club send an e-mail to different newscasts with them. The Chris Lee cinemaclub@emmysf.tv with your contact value here is having the time to do a story and having the freedom to fail if the story doesn’t pan out.” information.
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Skipper Sedley brings out King Fuddle By Ben Williams

Ben Williams, Shell News

Captain Satellite, Bob March

You need but little imagination to see the welcome sign was blinking its greeting to a full room: Gather round children of all ages. It’s time for Miss Nancy, Captain Satellite, Crusader Rabbit, Skipper Sedley and their friends. It was a happy time at the Broadcast Legends and NATAS sponsored September 21st luncheon and the show was headlined by some of the biggest stars of Bay Area children’s television. Broadcast Legend Bob Glassburn, now living in Reno, remembered the days of being called Bob Vaughn the host of Cartoon Circus on KRON. He brought lots of photos and made copies of an original cartoon for everyone to have as a souvenir. Nancy Besst, Silver Circle ’88, known to thousands of kids who romped in her “Romper Room” as Miss Nancy shared the stage on video with Lucille Bliss, Silver Circle ’89, remembered by generations for her role as Anastasia in Disney’s Cinderella and as the voice that made Crusader Rabbit famous. Under questioning by genial interrogator Terry Lowry, Silver Circle ’96, the two told of the hardships of producing a children’s show and keeping it popular in the days when television was still learning its way in the world of entertainment. Bob March, Silver Circle ’90, one of the pioneers in television space travel for kids, came to show and tell of his adventures as Captain Satellite and brought video of his spacecraft taking off and himself in the most realistic spacesuit KTVU-Ch. 2 could dig up. Bob recalled one of his first sponsors “McDonalds,” wanting to give him a free franchise, he turned them down, he was in show business.

Lucille Bliss

“Miss Nancy” Besst

Bob “Vaughn” Glassburn, Sedley “mail”

Forrest Patton brings out Satellite Uniform

And Bruce Sedley, Silver Circle ’97, flew in all the way from Hong Kong where he now lives to show how real life is after years of passing himself off as TV’s Skipper Sedley who was often seen with a big dummy named King Fuddle on his knee. Sedley wore a “Mail” breastplate made of a zillion paper clips sent in to his show by young fans. He wove it himself. Bruce is a good enough craftsman to be able to retire on the proceeds of a plastic key he invented to play the little boxes that give information about animals at zoos all over the world. He and the others stayed for autographs. The performers reminiscing their glory days never had a more appreciative audience—even when they played to three to ten year olds—the silver-haired luncheon throng exploded with laughter and applause throughout the program. Bruce handed out DVD’s of Skipper Sedley and his appearances at Children’s Fairyland and Frontier Village. Ben Williams, Silver Circle ’00, set the tone as anchorman for the Shell News, reading bulletins from the period. Legend Jim Schock wrote the script. Legends Peter Cleaveland introduced the show and held it together with a masterful job as M.C. and Dan Odum was flawless, as usual, handling the demands of audio and video. The next Broadcast Legends luncheon is Thursday, Dec. 8th. “Marvelous Memories of Radio.”

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Ben William reads the “Shell News” Photos by Robert Mohr © 2005

By Dan Adams

Thuy Vu to reporter CBS 5 (KPIXTV -San Francisco - South Bay Bureau) from ABC7 (KGO-TV San Francisco), same title.

Oh, the changes he has seen. In 1970, when Craig Prosser first set foot inside KOVR-13, his stories were shot on film, there was one producer for all shows, and promotions did not dictate what would be hot sweeps Craig Prosser pieces. Now, 15 news directors and approximately 15,000 stories later, Prosser is relinquishing his post as the senior field reporter in the Sacramento TV market. Thirty-five years ago, his first story on KOVR was a feature focusing on a former Russian soldier buying boots in Sacramento in preparation for a run across Death Valley. Prosser says the film was ruined in the processor and it never made air. During his three and a half decades at KOVR, Prosser did sports and anchored news, but for the most part served as bureau chief for the station’s Stockton/ Modesto newsroom. He covered most of the major stories that impacted Northern California, including the Chowchilla School kidnappings, the Patty Hearst Abduction, the Charles Ng/ Leonard Lake Calaveras Murders, Chandra Levy, and missing Yosemite tourists. Prosser says his most memorable story, however, was flying to Cambodia aboard Alex Spanos’ private jet to bring a burn victim back to California for treatment. “The biggest change in the business,” Prosser says, “is the technology that is available now, along with all the glitz that’s on the air. When I started, we never had writers or full time producers. We just did the news.” His happiest moments, he says, were fighting for and succeeding in getting increased news coverage for Stockton and Modesto. “Sometimes it’s a battle,” he says, “convincing Sacramento that a story is important to the community here.” Retirement will bring him more time to spend with his family, including three grandchildren. For those of us who have worked with him, Craig can leave knowing he served the community well.

Michael Kelting jumps 63 markets to join San Francisco’s KRON as weekday evening meteorologist. Michael has spent the last 3 years at WBAY in Green Bay on the number one rated morning show. Michael is represented by himself. KRON and WBAY are both owned by Young Broadcasting. Reporter Ross Palombo has departed KRON4.

Bora Kim is moving to KOVR in Sacramento to be the Stockton Bureau Chief. She moves from WHBQ in Memphis where she was a general assignment reporter.

Reporter Keba Arnold to KTXL in Sacramento (from KXXV in Waco).

Jeff Cardinale is leaving his post as EP at Fresno’s KFSN-TV to become the PIO for the Fresno Police Department. Jeff’s been at KFSN for about four years, and previously was a producer at KTVUTV in San Francisco/Oakland.

Read on-line or download at www.tvquarterly.net

Don McKinney to studio operations technician, CBS 5 (KPIX-TV San Francisco) from KSWB, San Diego, Director/Technical Director.

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John F. Cannon Colllege Scholarship Deadline December 12, 2005

The National Television Academy announces its 2005 Educational Initiatives that include new broadcast journalism lessons aimed to educate high school students about best practices for budding journalists. The curriculum, available for downloading free of charge at www.nationalstudent.tv/teachersmain.asp, now includes new lessons on intellectual property, editorial control, and plagiarism. Derived in part, from the pioneering books written by Av Westin (former executive producer of ABC’s “World News Tonight” and “20/20): “If The Truth Be Known,” and “Best Practices for Broadcast Journalists,” and co-authored by Julie Lucas and Frances Waible, the curriculum is designed to be taught as a group, or as a single lesson. The lessons address multiple national standards, integrating journalism and the use of technology into language arts curriculum. They also weave connections between literature and the real world of journalism, and addresses student civic responsibilities. The goal of the National Television Academy (NTA) is to encourage educators to use these lessons, not just to teach young high school reporters, but to foster the next generation of knowledgeable and responsible television and multi-media consumers. In addition to the curriculum, its National Student Television Awards of Excellence are designed to recognize the extraordinary work of high school students throughout the country in News, Arts & Entertainment/ Cultural Affairs, Documentary, Public Affairs/Community Service/ Public Service, Sports, Technical Achievement and Writing.

The Foundation of The National Television Academy will also award one $40,000 college scholarship to a high school student planning to pursue a career in television or a related field. The John Cannon Memorial Scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior planning to major in communications at a four-year college or university, and the deadline for applying is December 12, 2005. More information about the scholarship and the application form can be found at http://emmyonline.org/emmy/scholarship.html


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 Terri Russell, KOLO, VP, Reno CALIF ALIFORNIA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 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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