Seventeen to be Honored at First New York Chapter Gold & Silver Circle Ceremony
New York, NY, November 23, 2016 – In conjunction with our 60th Anniversary, the Board of Governors of The National Academy
of Television Arts & Sciences, New York has chosen to induct seventeen individuals into the prestigious Gold & Silver Circles. The
Gold & Silver Circles are comprised of an elite group of professionals who have made significant contributions to the New York
television market. The Silver Circle recognizes individuals who have devoted a quarter of a century or more to the television industry.
The Gold Circle recognizes those whose contribution spans fifty years or more.
The Gold & Silver Circles are societies of honor. Their members represent the passion, creativity and dedication that are the hallmarks
of excellence in this industry. We congratulate them on their successes, and for the lasting mark they have made on the broadcasting
community. The honorees represent those media professionals working in either a performing, creative, technical, administrative, or
journalistic role within the industry, or in an area directly related to television such as management, writing, or production. 2016 will
mark our inaugural Gold Circle event.
Since 1992, the New York Chapter has honored distinguished television broadcasters including Walter Cronkite, Bob Keeshan, Linda
Ellerbee, Sheila Nevins, Jerry Orbach, Rafael Pineda, Dan Rather, John Roland, Chuck Scarborough, and Marvin Scott. This year,
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York will induct the following accomplished professionals:
Gold Circle Inductees:
Norm Fein (News 12), Richard Leibner & Carole Cooper (Bienstock, A United Talent Agency Company), Agnes Nixon (ABC
Daytime), Alvin Perlmutter (The Independent Production Fund), Gabe Pressman (WNBC-TV), Al Primo (ABC/Eyewitness News).
Silver Circle Inductees:
Pat Battle (WNBC-TV), Steve Grymes, Mary Murphy (WPIX-TV), Kevin O’Connell (WGRZ-TV), Jorge Ramos (WNJU Telemundo
47), Jackie Robinson (WSTM-TV), Rosanna Scotto (WNYW FOX 5), Sal Tagliarino, Diana Williams (WABC-TV), Scotti Williston
“This year’s illustrious honorees have distinguished themselves in their positions, amongst their peers, and in our community,” said
Denise Rover, President of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter. “Each has made a significant
contribution to our industry. I am also pleased that two colleagues from the Buffalo and Syracuse markets are included. We salute
these 17 exceptional people who have made an impact in New York media.”
The ceremony will be held at Porter House Restaurant at the Time Warner Center on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Honorees, family,
friends and esteemed guests will all be in attendance. For additional information, please visit www.nyemmys.org.
The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, founded in November 1955, is the preeminent
membership organization serving all media professionals in the television industry, offering career enhancing events and networking
opportunities. NY NATAS fosters creativity and inspires artistic and technical excellence through the renowned Emmy® Award, the
most prestigious honor and most coveted peer-recognition symbol of distinction in television.
The 2016 Gold & Silver Circle Induction Ceremony will be held Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Porter House Bar and Grill, in the Time Warner Center.
The Gold & Silver Circles are comprised of an elite group of professionals who have made significant contributions to the New York television market. The Silver Circle recognizes individuals who have devoted a quarter of a century or more to the television industry. The Gold Circle recognizes those whose contribution spans fifty years or more.
Notable Gold Circle Inductees Include (See attached release for additional info):
Norm Fein, News 12 Networks
Richard Leibner & Carole Cooper, Bienstock, A United Talent Agency Company
Agnes Nixon, “All My Children” & “One Life to Live”
Alvin Perlmutter, The Independent Production Fund
Gabe Pressman, WNBC-TV
Al Primo, Primo Newservice, Inc.
Notable Silver Circle Inductees Include:
Pat Battle, WNBC -TV
Steve Grymes, WNBC-TV
Mary Murphy, WPIX-TV
Kevin O’Connell, WGRZ-TV
Jorge Ramos, WNJU Telemundo 47
Jackie Robinson, WSTM-TV
Rosanna Scotto, WNYW FOX 5
Sal Tagliarino, Salvatore Tagliarino & Assoc.
Diana Williams, WABC-TV
Scotti Williston, CUNY-TV
Notable Presenters Include:
N.J. Burkett, Correspondent, WABC
Sandy Kenyon, Entertainment Reporter & Movie Critic, Channel 7 Eyewitness News, WABC
Geraldo Rivera, Fox News Senior Correspondent and Host, “Geraldo Rivera Reports,” FOX News
Chuck Scarborough, Award-winning Anchor, NBC 4 New York’s 6p & 11p Newscasts, WNBC
Marvin Scott, Senior Correspondent, PIX11 News at 10, Anchor, PIX11 News Close-Up, WPIX
Colleen Zenk, Award-winning actor, As The World Turns, CBS & National Spokesperson, Oral Cancer Foundation
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