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Social Media Branding for Media Pros

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6 pm Free Workshop for NATAS Members.  $15- for non-members. Location:  Groovy Like a Movie, 5205 Kearny Villa Way • Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92123 Time:  Registration begins at 6 pm, and the workshop and webstream will begin promptly at 6:30 pm PST. Click here to register for the workshop. Non-members can pay through this secure link: The intention of this 90-minute workshop is to teach professionals in the television and media industries how to successfully

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Join Us for our Holiday Mixer!

Share the spirit of the holiday season with the Pacific Southwest chapter of NATAS and SDMediaPros for our annual Holiday Mixer, Wednesday December 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse.  Mingle with friends as you eat yummy food and enjoy great drinks (it’s a No Host bar and food). There is plenty of free parking at the west end of Harbor Island.  We look forward to seeing you!   Tom Ham’s Lighthouse (Bar Area) 2150 Harbor Island Drive

NATAS Master Class Series Fall 2014

NATAS-PSW members are invited to receive FREE professional development through a Fall series of master classes in TV production/post production. The classes will be live webcast to all NATAS members and then archived on YouTube.  RSVP’s are required, use the link under each class description. Each webcast will begin at 11:00 a.m. PST.  The online audience will be able to ask questions of the instructors during Q&A periods, along with the live audience.  Each class will be divided into three

Silver Circle Inductee Luncheon

The Board of Governors of the NATAS Pacific Southwest Chapter celebrates Silver Circle Inductee Luncheon Sunday, September 7, 2014   Kona Kai Resort & Marina 1551 Shelter Island Drive San Diego, CA 92106 Registration – 10 a.m. Luncheon & Presentation – 11 a.m. Emcee Rory Devine Silver Circle Craig Bentley Susan Farrell Marianne Gerdes Andrea Naversen Rose Pfanner Lee Solonche Donna Stewart Rich Underwood Ken Wilshe  Table price: (seats 10) – $700 Individual tickets: Member – $75 / Non-member – $85 Menu:

Ken Wilshe, 2014 Silver Circle Inductee

Ken Wilshe has worked in the television industry in San Diego since 1972 when he was hired at KPBS-TV.  A San Diego native, his first exposure to television came through several closed circuit TV classes at Madison High School. He is a graduate of SDSU’s Telecomm and Film department. He was awarded a NATAS Hollywood chapter internship, spending the summer working on the Cher Show at CBS Television City, where he had the opportunity to work with many celebrities including Bill

Rich Underwood, 2014 Silver Circle Inductee

Rich Underwood began his television career while in college working at WSIU as cinematographer on the syndicated PBS program “Outdoors with Art Reed”. Upon graduation, Rich moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to join the news staff at KOTV. Underwood then took a position in the highly acclaimed photographic news organization KUSA-TV Denver where he and the station won numerous Emmy and NPPA awards including three coveted NPPA News Station of the Year awards. While at KUSA, Rich became the documentary cameraman

Donna Stewart, 2014 Silver Circle Inductees

Donna M. Stewart’s 30 year career in broadcast was completely accidental. She grew up in suburban New York watching the Channel 7 Eyewitness News with Roger Grimsby and Bill Beutel. She listened to Cousin Brucie and Dan Ingram on her red Toot-a-Loop radio™. She developed a love for jazz and big band music listening to William B Williams and Jonathan Schwartz on WNEW-AM with her dad. Scott Muni and Alison Steele “The Nightbird” taught her how having passion for music

Lee Solonche, 2014 Silver Circle Inductee

After earning a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Telecommunications, Lee Solonche embarked on a broadcast production and educational technology career covering over 30 years.  Mr. Solonche has been involved in virtually all areas of television production including: directing, producing, project management, writing, editing, field and studio cameras, audio production, graphics, distribution, online products and strategies.  Programs produced have ranged from live presidential and Miss America remotes, hurricane disaster relief programming,

Rose Pfanner, 2014 Silver Circle Inductee

Rose Pfanner began her career in TV answering phones at KNSD (at that time KCST) in 1983; a different time, a different world.  In 1984, Rose moved into the newsroom where she answered phones again, this time for the news director, who also needed filing, typing (yes, typewriters!) and expense reports done. By 1985 Rose was anxious to do something, anything else… so she became a “feed roomer”…. taking in news satellite feeds from NBC (C-band, anyone?) and logging them for

Andrea Naversen, 2014 Silver Circle Inductee

During her 40 years as a broadcast and print journalist, Andrea Naversen has served as a television anchor and reporter, network television correspondent, newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and author, as well as a community leader and volunteer. She is the longtime Editor-at-Large of Ranch & Coast Magazine, covering the personalities, places and events that make San Diego such a vibrant place in which to live. Naversen began her television career at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, where she served as a general assignment

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