Silver Circle Inductee Joe Riddle

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Joe grew up in San Diego and in 1978, went to work in radio as a News Director and DJ in Yuma, Arizona. From there it was stints in Palm Springs and then Bakersfield. In 1986, he made the switch to television… on a dare.

A co-worker at the radio station, where Joe was Program Director, challenged him to try out for a weekend weather/reporter position at KERO-TV. He got the job, but it was when he filled in for a vacationing producer that Joe came into his own. A short time and multiple Golden Mics later, Joe was offered an opportunity to return to his hometown of San Diego as a producer at KGTV, Channel 10. After four years there, Joe moved into newsroom management, working at stations in Des Moines and Las Vegas.

He returned to San Diego and KUSI-TV, in 1998. He has been the Executive Producer there ever since. Joe is a multiple Emmy Award recipient and Golden Mike winner.

Silver Circle Inductee Germán Andrés

Germán Andrés

A native of Manizales, Colombia, Germán Andrés started his broadcasting career in 1988 at age 14. His first job was as a camera operator assistant to his brother, who worked for a national network newscast in Colombia.

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In college, Andrés studied Graphic – Advertising Design, which led in 1996 to a job as an editor for UNC Noticias, a regional news station. Two years later, he migrated to the United States, working in Panther Productions, a Martial Arts Video Company based in San Clemente, CA.

In 2001, he moved to Nevada for a Technical/Graphics Director position at KINC’s Noticias 15 Univision. In 2009, he received his first NATAS-PSW Emmy for a general assignment report, “Se Paga Caro.” He has been nominated five other times throughout his 12 years at Entravision Communications.

In November 2013, Andrés started working as Content and Production Manager for MundoFox Las Vegas. In 2014, he was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association “Hall of Fame.”

Andrés oversaw the development and launch of KMCC-DT’s local news. Noticias MundoFox Las Vegas. In 2005, be received two more regional Emmys. He was Emmy nominated two other times, including for Papal arrival coverage, delivered on his iPhone.

In June 2016, Andres started working for KBLR Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas as News Operations Manager. An ardent soccer fan and player, he loves traveling with his wife and two daughters.

Silver Circle Inductee Paul Rudy

Congratulations to 2016 Silver Circle inductee Paul Rudy.Paul Rudy

Born and raised in Bloomington, Minnesota, young Paul Rudy was a professional tennis instructor who one afternoon gave a tennis lesson to the News Director at WKOW-TV of Madison Wisconsin.  That 30-minute lesson turned into a 32 year television career.

After bluffing his way through an interview, Rudy was hired as a news photographer, but when the video on his first assignment turned out a frightening shade of blue, Rudy was demoted to Sports.

Seven stations and three time zones later, he landed in California, where in the spring of 1998 he turned up at the doorstep of KUSI News in San Diego.  In 1999, Rudy suggested expanding the station’s sportscast into what became The Prep Pigskin Report.  The one-of-a-kind high school football show has since won seven Emmys and launched dozens of broadcast careers.  The “PPR” has become a Friday night staple in San Diego television.

“A lot of stations do sports shows,” Rudy says, “but in my opinion, what we do with PPR is unmatched anywhere in the nation.  Every Friday night we turn highlights from 40 local games, throw in countless features, and you have the fastest 65 minutes in television!”

Silver Circle Inductee Darcey Gulen

Congratulations to 2016 Silver Circle inductee Darcey Gulen.Darcey Gulen

Darcey Gulen is NBC 7 San Diego’s longest tenured employee at 42 years. During this time, she’s shepherded and nurtured more television careers behind the scenes than probably anyone in town.

Gulem started out as secretary to the business manager at the station when it was Storer Broadcasting and Company. Before that, she worked with the San Diego Padres.

The cornerstone of the station, Gulen has been through two station moves, more owner and GM changes than you can count and technology changes from paper to the “cloud.”

“When disaster strikes, she feeds the station, protects the safety of crew and finds a place for us to land when our neighborhoods are evacuated,” says NBC 7 San Diego’s Assistant News Director, Chuck Westerheide, a Silver Circle member. “Her reach goes far beyond the walls of our station.”

Silver Circle Inductee Margaret Radford

Silver Circle Inductee Margaret Radford

 

Twist of fate? Destiny? Zigged when she should have zagged? Call it what you will… Margaret Radford became a journalist because her sister was too scared to meet the local TV anchorman who was to interview her for the job as evening receptionist. It was a summer job that didn’t pay very much but Margaret needed the job because she was working her way through college. She thought her destiny was to become a mathematician and work in this new industry called computer sciences… instead her summer job turned into a 33-year career. Margaret Radford

That first job came at age 19. She was a reporter and co-host of a morning talk show at KTUL-TV 8 in her hometown of Tulsa.

Three years later she left the rolling hills of green country Oklahoma for the sunny skies of southern California.

There, she was part of a bit of television history, as six months after joining the NBC affiliate in San Diego, the station switched affiliation and became the ABC station.

She left Channel 10 in 1989 for a job as morning anchor at KFMB. After three years of getting up before the sun, she moved on to KNSD where she got an evening anchor gig and was able to sleep in for the next 14 years.

Today Margaret works as a freelance voice over artist.

2016 Emmy Recipients List

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2016 NATAS-PSW Emmy Awards and Student Achievements.

Here’s the full list of 2016 Emmy Recipients.

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