Fri. May 29th, 2020

NATAS, New York Chapter Honors Notable Careers In NYC Television, Including Diane Sawyer

The Board of Governors of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter is pleased to announce the induction of ten talented 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 honors those legends whose contributions span 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, including executive, writing, or production. 2018 marks our third Gold Circle event.
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Since 1992, the New York Chapter has honored distinguished television broadcasters with Silver Circle induction, including Walter Cronkite, Bob Keeshan, Linda Ellerbee, Sheila Nevins, Jerry Orbach, Rafael Pineda, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, John Roland, and Susan Lucci. This year, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter will induct the following accomplished professionals:68th Emmy Awards Press Preview Day - Red Carpet RolloutGold Circle Inductees:
Diane Sawyer (ABC News), Chuck Scarborough (WNBC-TV)
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Silver Circle Inductees:
Scott Clark (WABC-TV, retired); David Friend (CBS Television Stations), Dr. Max Gomez (WCBS-TV), Christopher Goutman (Director/Producer/Writer), Curt Gowdy, Jr. (SNY), David Hyman (PIX11), Sue Simmons (WNBC-TV, retired); Jacquie Walker (WIVB-TV).

“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, whether it be in entertainment, news, or sports. We salute these ten exceptional people who have made an impact in New York media.”CurtGowdyJr5x7

The ceremony will be held in New York City at The Lambs Club, 132 West 44th Street on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Honorees, family, friends, and esteemed guests will all be in attendance to celebrate this significant professional milestone. For additional information please visit

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.ChuckScarborough5x7

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  NATAS
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