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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

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. 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

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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

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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

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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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,

Charles Westerheide, 2015 Silver Circle Inductee

I have always been a sports guy.  I got hooked in high school and went to the University of Oklahoma to become a sportscaster.  My dad, a lifelong banker, didn’t see a future in that and had me enroll as a journalism and business double major because he was paying the bills. While writing for the Oklahoma Daily newspaper, I did a profile piece and interviewed Dean Blevins, an Oklahoma City sportscaster. Blevins said they needed sports interns, and I

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Deborah Shaw Lawrence, 2015 Silver Circle Inductee

Deborah Shaw Lawrence has nearly three decades of creative strategy, promotion, design, and media expertise. The recipient of 18 Emmy Awards from NATAS-PSW and a national Emmy Award for NBC Olympics coverage, she has also been received a Golden Mic, PROMAX Gold and four San Diego Press Club awards for journalistic excellence. Currently director of public relations at Healthy Dining, Deborah is also president and owner of Bella Dolce PR, handling PR for clients throughout Southern California. A former NATAS-PSW

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