Category Archive for: ‘Silver Circle/Gold Circle’

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Silver Circle Honors Shawn Styles

Meet #SilverCircle inductee, Shawn Styles: #ShawnStyles is a San Diego native and life-long surfer. Styles’ love of surfing opened the door to his broadcast career. During the winter storms, when he could not surf, Styles discovered skiing, which lead to his move to Park City, Utah, at the age of 19. After spending three winters there, Styles became a mountain guide for the Park City Ski Resort. Bringing on air snow reports to East Coast cities, including Boston, New York and Washington, DC,

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Silver Circle Honors Connie Terwilliger

Meet #SilverCircle inductee, Connie Terwilliger: #ConnieTerwilliger is an award-winning producer/writer/voice talent. She started her career in visual media at WTIU-TV in Indiana during graduate school at Indiana University. She parlayed her experience there and her degree to become the first female director at a network television station in San Diego in 1977 – directing such programs as “Let There Be Light” and “Keen’s People,” as well as some nightly newscasts when sports was still A/B roll film. Shortly after that, she opted out of

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2018 Silver and Gold Circle Nominations Wanted!

Do you know someone who’s been in the television industry for at least 25 years? Let us know and nominate them to become a Silver Circle member. Fill out the application form below before March 1, 2018 to nominate a colleague. Date, time and location of the next Silver Circle Inductee Event will be announced soon. 2018 Silver & Gold Circle Nominations  

Silver Circle Inductee Joe Riddle

Joe Riddle 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

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Silver Circle Inductee Paul Rudy

Congratulations to 2016 Silver Circle inductee 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

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Silver Circle Inductee Darcey Gulen

Congratulations to 2016 Silver Circle inductee 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

Announcing the 2016 NATAS-PSW Silver Circle Inductees

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter (NATAS-PSW) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Silver Circle, honoring individuals who began their careers in television at least 25 years ago either in a performing, creative, technical, or administrative role within the industry, or in an area related to television, such as TV journalism education, advertising, promotion, and public relations. The five TV professionals to be inducted to the 2016 Silver Circle include: German Andres

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Wanted: Silver Circle Nominations

Do you know someone who’s been in the television industry for at least 25 years?  Let us know and nominate them to become a Silver Circle member. Fill out the application form below before March 1, 2018 to nominate a colleague. Date, time and location of the next Silver Circle Inductee Event will be announced soon.2018 Silver and Gold Circle Nominations  

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Silver Circle Celebration

This year’s Silver Circle was a success! Seven regional TV and media professionals were inducted into our Silver Circle, honoring individuals who began their careers in television at least 25 years ago either in a performing, creative, technical, or administrative role within the industry, or in an area related to television, such as TV journalism education, advertising, promotion, and public relations. “We’re honored to celebrate the television accomplishments, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera, of these

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Kurt Rivera, 2015 Silver Circle Inductee

Kurt Rivera’s career began inauspiciously 30 years ago as a very young, very part time DJ at an Oldies themed radio station in Stockton. One late Saturday night, when the song “Mony, Mony” concluded, the 19-year old DJ pronounced to listeners in as deep as a broadcast voice as he could: “That’s Money, Money” by Tommy James and the Shondells. Moments later the phone rang. Kurt answered. It was a listener with a message: “Tell that dumb DJ its ‘Mony,

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