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2015 Silver Circle Inductees

The Board of Governors of the NATAS Pacific Southwest Chapter announces the 2015 Silver Circle Inductees: Geni Cavitt Cynthia Farham John Finn Kurt Rivera Deborah Shaw Lawrence Fred Swift Charles Westerheide The Silver Circle is open to individuals who began their careers in television at least 25 years ago either in a performing, creative, technical, or administrative role within our industry, or in an area related to television, such as TV journalism education, advertising, promotion, and public relations and are still

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Fred Swift, 2015 Silver Circle Inductee

Fred Swift is a native San Diegan and graduate of Mount Miguel High School. He attended Santana ROP Electronics/Broadcast program in his junior and senior year of High School and obtained his FCC Element 9 Operators Permit at 16-years-old. Fred’s first job was at Conic Data Systems. An associate in the Test Equipment Lab told him of a job in television at KCST-TV. In 1979, Fred applied for the “Video Operator/Maintenance Engineer” position at then KCST-TV. He learned video on

Cynthia Faram, 2015 Silver Circle Inductee

Cynthia Faram’s love of television started when she graduated High School and went to work for a local station in Oklahoma City. After being hired as the Administrative Assistant to the News Director, curiosity got the better of her and she started going out with an old film camera and found it a great challenge. She then met her husband Rick and they moved to San Diego in 1974. Cynthia applied for the position of Administrative Assistant to News Director

Geni Cavitt, 2015 Silver Circle Inductee

From the time she was a little girl, Geni Cavitt knew she wasn’t interested in becoming a doctor, or a lawyer, or a teacher. Her sights were set on the world of radio and television. Fast forward to 1979…Geni Cavitt began her broadcast career as a board operator at Magic 91 in El Cajon, back when AM radio was still radio. After getting caught sneaking her voice on air in the middle of the night, her program director suggested she

John Finn, 2015 Silver Circle Inductee

John Finn has worked in the television industry since 1986 where he started as the Art Director for NBC in Youngstown, Ohio. After 10 years he got the big call to be the Design Director for the San Francisco CBS O&O KPIX-TV.   Because of family, he moved to Las Vegas to work at CBS KLAS-TV and then to FOX KVVU-TV. He’s freelanced for Harrah’s broadcast division, TechTV, Variety Productions, 168 Design, Video House, WSI Weather and Universal Studio.  

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Thanks to Our Donors & Sponsors

We had a blast celebrating the Emmy’s in Palm Springs at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage.       Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our event including our silent auction and gift bag donors. Silent Auction Donor’s: Alvarado Institute of Skincare Broadway San Diego Chef Richard Blais Comic-Con International Crust Pizzeria Cygnet Theatre The Ellen DeGeneres Show Envision Personalized Health Fox Sports San Diego Gigi Ebert Photography Hyatt Palm Springs Instant Memories

July Online Judging Opportunity

Earn judging rewards to use towards membership dues and entry fees Judging for Mid-America Chapter We have an online Emmy® judging opportunity this month to judge the Mid-America Chapter, in English categories.  When you submit your Emmy® Entry, you are agreeing to judge other chapters’ entries.  Without this reciprocity, there would be no Emmy® Awards.  Judges will receive one judging reward per panel judged.  Judging rewards are valued at $5- each, and can be used towards membership renewal, Emmy® Entry submissions, and Emmy®

41st Annual Emmy® Awards Broadcast Schedule

The 2015 Emmy® Awards will be televised in the following markets: Las Vegas On KCLV-TV 2; City of Las Vegas Tuesday, July 7 @ 3pm Wednesday, July 8 @ 5am Thursday, July 9 @ 9am & 1pm Friday, July 10 @ 8pm Saturday, July 11 @ 6am Sunday, July 12 @ 10pm On Cox Channels 96 and 1096 Sunday, July 19 @ 5pm San Diego On Cox Channels 4 and 1004 Saturday, July 18 @ 7:00 PM Santa Barbara On

Announcing NATAS-PSW’s New Board of Governors

MEET YOUR NEW GOVERNORS! The results are in for the 2015-2017 NATAS-PSW Board of Governors election. Congratulations to our newly-elected Governors and those who have been elected for another term: Timothy Kiley, KESQ Palm Springs Casey Nakamura, Herring Networks Alfred Molo, One America News Network MaryEllen Eagelston, NBC7 San Diego Karin Ingrande, The Salvation Army Greg Penetrante, San Diego State University Mike Towe, M2 Digital Post Yalda Sharifie, Yalda Media Dan Ball, KMIR Palm Springs NATAS-PSW would like to thank

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Actor Brett Stimely to host the NATAS Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards

Brett Stimely, known for his accurate portrayals of President John F. Kennedy, will host the 41st NATAS Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards in Palm Springs. Stimely’s performance in the film “Watchmen” stuck in the mind of “Transformer’s: Dark of the Moon”director Michael Bay, who said, “Get me the same guy who played Kennedy in Zach Snyder’s movie.” Brett procured praise from Ethel Kennedy herself, when she expressed appreciation for how he portrayed the president. The film “Kill the Dictator” added to

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