About

With almost 600 members, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Pacific Southwest Chapter,  serves television professionals in San Diego, Bakersfield, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Maria.

History

The San Diego Chapter was chartered by the National Television Academy in 1972 under the leadership of its founding president, Ralph Hodges. The Chapter began awarding Emmys for outstanding achievement in San Diego area television in 1974.

In 1990 the chapter began awarding Emmys in the Southwest region as the San Diego/Southwestern Area Emmy Awards. In 2001 the name was changed to Pacific Southwest.

If you are looking for the Los Angeles Area or the Primetime Emmy® Awards, click here.

Board of Governors

NATAS Pacific Southwest Chapter
Officers and Board of Governors

The 2018-2020 Officers

President, Kristen Castillo, Owner, Kristen Castillo Media

Vice President, Lindsay Hood, Assignment Editor, NBC 7 / Telemundo 20

Secretary & Legal Chair, Michael Parme, Esq., Partner, Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

Treasurer, Torakichi Jesùs Oba EA, CPA,  Owner, Torakichi Jesùs Oba EA, CPA

Awards Chair and National Trustee, MaryEllen Eagelston, Operations Technician, NBC 7 / Telemundo 20

National Trustee, Peggy Pico, San Diego Foundation

Alternative National Trustee, Donn Johnson, Director, KPBS-TV

The 2019-2021 Governors

Luis “Pollo” Aceves, Independent Producer / Talent, Las Vegas

Ray Arzate, Promotions Producer | Manager, FOX5 KVVU

Jesse Cash, Assistant News Director, KGET 17 / Telemundo 17.3 / CW 12

Paulina Castro, Producer,  Univision 17 KBNT

Tim Kiley, Assistant News Director, KESQ

Mike Koepp, Video Productions Specialist, King Schools

Christine Maddela, Anchor,  FOX5 KVVU

Melvin Parker, Creator and Executive Producer, The Block TV

Sergio Rodriguez, Director of Promotions and Commercial Productions, Fox5 KVVU

Mike Saucedo, News Photojournalist, KUSI News

Elsa Sevilla, Owner, Sevilla Productions

DJ Summitt, Owner, Summitt FilmWorks

Maya Trabulsi, Anchor, KPBS

Toni Towe, Independent Producer, M2 Digital Post

NATAS PSW Foundation CEO, Sergio Rodriguez, Director of Promotions and Commercial Productions, Fox5 KVVU

NATAS PSW Foundation Vice President,

Interim Executive Director, Vacant

T. Jesus Oba

T. Jesus Oba

Treasurer

Jesus is an Enrolled Agent and Certified Public Accountant whose practice is in Shelter Island. He specializes in international tax matters.

Donn Johnson

Donn Johnson

Alternative National Trustee

Senior Television Director, KPBS

Christine Maddela

Christine Maddela

Governor

Christine Maddela is the evening news anchor on FOX5 News in Las Vegas at 5, 6, 10 and 11 every weeknight.

Elsa Sevilla

Elsa Sevilla

Governor

Elsa Sevilla is a Multi-Award Winning Journalist & Filmmaker for KGTV-10 and KPBS-TV since 1990.

Timothy Kiley

Timothy Kiley

Governor

Timothy Kiley is the Assistant News Director for News Channel 3 in Palm Springs.