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Emmy Entries 2017

Silver Circle Inductee Joe Riddle

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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 in for a vacationing producer that Joe came into his own. A short time and multiple Golden Mics later, Joe was offered an opportunity to return to his hometown of San Diego as a producer at KGTV, Channel 10. After four years there, Joe moved into newsroom management, working at stations in Des Moines and Las Vegas.

He returned to San Diego and KUSI-TV, in 1998. He has been the Executive Producer there ever since. Joe is a multiple Emmy Award recipient and Golden Mike winner.

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 Video Company based in San Clemente, CA.

In 2001, he moved to Nevada for a Technical/Graphics Director position at KINC’s Noticias 15 Univision. In 2009, he received his first NATAS-PSW Emmy for a general assignment report, “Se Paga Caro.” He has been nominated five other times throughout his 12 years at Entravision Communications.

In November 2013, Andrés started working as Content and Production Manager for MundoFox Las Vegas. In 2014, he was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association “Hall of Fame.”

Andrés oversaw the development and launch of KMCC-DT’s local news. Noticias MundoFox Las Vegas. In 2005, be received two more regional Emmys. He was Emmy nominated two other times, including for Papal arrival coverage, delivered on his iPhone.

In June 2016, Andres started working for KBLR Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas as News Operations Manager. An ardent soccer fan and player, he loves traveling with his wife and two daughters.

Silver Circle Inductee Paul Rudy

Congratulations to 2016 Silver Circle inductee Paul Rudy.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 to Sports.

Seven stations and three time zones later, he landed in California, where in the spring of 1998 he turned up at the doorstep of KUSI News in San Diego.  In 1999, Rudy suggested expanding the station’s sportscast into what became The Prep Pigskin Report.  The one-of-a-kind high school football show has since won seven Emmys and launched dozens of broadcast careers.  The “PPR” has become a Friday night staple in San Diego television.

“A lot of stations do sports shows,” Rudy says, “but in my opinion, what we do with PPR is unmatched anywhere in the nation.  Every Friday night we turn highlights from 40 local games, throw in countless features, and you have the fastest 65 minutes in television!”

Silver Circle Inductee Darcey Gulen

Congratulations to 2016 Silver Circle inductee Darcey Gulen.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 owner and GM changes than you can count and technology changes from paper to the “cloud.”

“When disaster strikes, she feeds the station, protects the safety of crew and finds a place for us to land when our neighborhoods are evacuated,” says NBC 7 San Diego’s Assistant News Director, Chuck Westerheide, a Silver Circle member. “Her reach goes far beyond the walls of our station.”

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 mathematician and work in this new industry called computer sciences… instead her summer job turned into a 33-year career. Margaret Radford

That first job came at age 19. She was a reporter and co-host of a morning talk show at KTUL-TV 8 in her hometown of Tulsa.

Three years later she left the rolling hills of green country Oklahoma for the sunny skies of southern California.

There, she was part of a bit of television history, as six months after joining the NBC affiliate in San Diego, the station switched affiliation and became the ABC station.

She left Channel 10 in 1989 for a job as morning anchor at KFMB. After three years of getting up before the sun, she moved on to KNSD where she got an evening anchor gig and was able to sleep in for the next 14 years.

Today Margaret works as a freelance voice over artist.

2016 Emmy Recipients List


Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2016 NATAS-PSW Emmy Awards and Student Achievements.


Newscast – Evening – Larger Markets

  • 10 News at 11- Tragedy in San Bernardino, Lori Herbold, KGTV
  • Fugitive Arrest, Louis Weiner, Barbara Richards, Dean Elwood, KFMB
  • Paris Terror Attacks, Viridiana Vidal, KBLR


Newscast – Evening – Smaller Markets

  • News Channel 3 Live at 5, Kari Samuelson, Karen Devine, Joseph Galli, Robert Smith, Megan Terlecky, Alexandra Pierce, KESQ
  • KEYT NewsChannel 3 at 5: Refugio State Beach Oil Spill, Mabrisa Rodriguez, KEYT
  • 17 News at 5 Officer Nelson Killed, Michael Trihey, KGET
  • Refugio Oil Spill, Katherine Worsham, KSBY
  • Eyewitness News at 5, Cristi Jessee, Jeff Lenk, Jill Duran, KBAK
  • ABC News at 6, Justin Burton, KERO


Newscast – Morning – Larger Markets

  • Wake Up With the Wagners, Mark Neerman, KSNV
  • 10 News Midday, Allison Horn, KGTV


Newscast – Morning – Smaller Markets

  • 17 News at Sunrise, Michael Trihey, KGET


Newscast – Weekend – Smaller Markets

  • KEYT/KCOY Saturday 11PM Newscast, Victoria Sanchez, KEYT/KCOY


Journalistic Enterprise

  • Glen Meek Compsite, Glen Meek, KLAS
  • 8 On Your Side: Making a Difference One Story at a Time, Michelle Mortensen, Sarita Kichok, KLAS
  • Candice Nguyen Journalistic Enterprise, Candice Nguyen, NBC 7 San Diego


Team Coverage

  • Carson2gether: Chargers – Raiders Stadium Plan Moves Forward, Nina Thompson, Jason Guinter, NBC 7 San Diego




Breaking/Spot News Coverage

  • Danger on the Freeway, Paul Anderegg, KGTV
  • Cosmopolitan Resort Fire, Mark Neerman, Chad Graves, Jeff Gillian, Christine Kim, Jessica Moore, KSNV
  • Huracan Patricia, Xochitl Sandoval, Viridiana Vidal, KBLR


General Assignment Report – Within 24 Hours

  • Zip Line Live Report, Reed Abplanalp-Cowan, Chad Graves, KSNV


General Assignment Report – No Time Limit

  • Amnesia Mystery Woman, Steven Luke, Tom Jones, NBC 7 San Diego


Investigative Report – Single Story or Series

  • Deadly Weight Loss Doctor, Cristin Severance, Arie Thanasoulis, KGTV
  • Sexual Harassment at SDSU, Paul Krueger, Mari Payton, Lynn Walsh, Jay Yoo,

NBC 7 San Diego

  • Stolen Wishes, Candice Nguyen, Tom Jones, Jay Yoo, Lynn Walsh, Elroy Spatcher, NBC 7 San Diego
  • Caught on Camera Defrauding the Disabled, Mari Payton, NBC 7 San Diego
  • Tenemous Agua?, Marines Linera, MundoMax Las Vegas


News Special

  • Inmigracion: Ordenes Ejecutivas, Duro Golpe, Martha Saldaña, Evelyn Pardo-Vinat, Gabriel Preciado, KINC
  • Guardianship Under Fire, Kean Bauman, Darcy Spears, KTNV
  • Evening Edition Special – Remembering The Fall Of Saigon, Gina Diamante, Peggy Pico, Kris Vera-Phillips, Nicholas McVicker, Skot Norton, Ena Newell, Scott Stinson, Patty Lane, Roland Lizarondo, Kurt Kohnen, KPBS


News – Arts/Entertainment – Single Story or Series

  • Inside the Artist Studio, Marilyn Chung, The Desert Sun
  • Todo por el Circo del Sol, Kathia Lopez-Santos, Jorge Avila, KINC
  • The Art of Hat Making, Maya Trabulsi, KPBS
  • Brothers Are Radically Superb, Rachel Aston, Las Vegas Review



News – Business/Consumer – Single Story or Series

  • 8 On Your Side: Stopping Scammers, Saving Consumers, Michelle Mortensen, Sarita Kichok, KLAS


News – Crime – Single Story or Series

  • Deputy Down, Marcella Lee, KFMB
  • A Violation of the Law, Cristin Severance, Arie Thanasoulis, KGTV


News – Environment – Single Story or Series

  • Chemicals in Dolphins, Neda Iranpour, Adolfo Juarez, CW 6 San Diego
  • The Salton Sea: A Countdown to Disaster, Chris Tarpening, John White, Kris Long, KESQ
  • A Nuclear Problem, JW August, Lynn Walsh, Jay Yoo, Mari Payton, NBC 7 San Diego



News – Health/Science – Single Story or Series

  • Leche Materna, Begona Sevilla, Jorge Avila, Evelyn Pardo-Vinat, KINC


News – Historic/Cultural – Single Story or Series

  • Flag of Forgiveness, Christine Maddela, Jason Westerhaus, Fox 5 Las Vegas
  • Tarahumaras Pueblo de Usos u Costumbres, Claudia Oroxco, Telemundo 33
  • Children of the Tijuana Dump, Steve Atkinson, KGTV
  • Lessons of War, Jim Patton, Tuba Gokcek, CW 6 San Diego


News – Human Interest – Single Story or Series

  • Arts in Corrections, Jackie Parks, Evan Hinojos, KERO
  • Tercer Genero, Martha Saldaña, Julio Abarca, KINC
  • Sex Slave’s Revenge, Jacqui Heinrich, John Neis, KTNV


News – Religion – Single Story or Series

  • No Hate, Only Hugs, Ray Arzate, Fatima Rahmatullah, KSNV


News – Military – Single Story or Series

  • MCAS Camp Pendleton: Inside Look, Nichelle Medina, Kenny McGregor, KFMB



News – Technology – Single Story or Series

  • Driverless Cars, John Carroll, Tuba Gokcek, CW 6 San Diego


Sports – News – Single Story or Series – 24 Hours

  • Mesquite Big Off-Road Weekend, Peter Dawson, KVVU


Sports – News – Single Story or Series – No Time Limit

  • The Fight Before the Fight, Amber Dixon, George Enrique Romero, KSNV


Sports – Daily or Weekly Program or Special

  • Padres POV – San Diego Magazine Collaboration, Jeffrey Byle, Jacob Santos, Fox Sports San Diego


Sports – Interview/Discussion

  • Cup Of Coffee with Padres Manager Andy Green, Jeffrey Byle, Max Michalak, Kimberly Pletyak, Fox Sports San Diego


Sports – Event/Game – Live/Unedited

  • 2016 Monster Energy Cup, Michael Prince, Dave Prater, Chris Bond, Jeff Manhart, Kenyon Blower, Feld Motorsports



  • Una Vez Mas, Zejaria Ozeri, Joaquin Elizondo, Humberto Gurmilan, Pepe Stepensky, David Chait, Alfredo Ratniewski, Carlos Michan, Ruben Artenstein, Sore Gordon, Zimran Entertainment


Education/Schools – Program/Special

  • CIF: A Century of Sports, Roger Blake, Ron Nocetti, Alison Momeyer, Bryan Levin, California Interscholastic Federation





Health/Science – Program or Special

  • Stories of the Sharp Experience, Episode 14, Michael Badami, Rich Badami, Angela Boucher, Janet Clancy, Lynn Kelly, Rob Roberston, June Satler, Rich Underwood, Sharp HealthCare/Badami and Associates
  • Rough Beginning, Cosmin Cosma, Michael Wolcott, Patricia Kelikani, Keturah Reed, Maranatha Hay,Advancement Films


Historical/Cultural – Program or Special

  • Balboa Park – The Jewel of San Diego, Cody Long, Joshua Allard, Kristine Viesselman, Electric IVY


Informational/Instructional – Program or Special

  • Ayudando a Papas en el Verano, German Andres Gonzales, Rosana Romero-Correa, Marines Linera, Irving Rodriguez Uribe, Taimi Soto, Axel Hernandez, Mundo Fox


Magazine Program/Special

  • Fox5 Surprise Squad, Rich Scallan, Monica Jackson, Shelby Haycock, Rob Leppke, Cassandra Gray, John Dabkovich, Jason Feinberg, Stefanie Jay, Terri Peck, Sergio Rodriguez, Yvette Belisle, Fox 5 Las Vegas


Short Format Program

  • Joshua Tree: Threatened Wonderland, Bill Wisneski, Palomar College TV


Public/Current/Community Affairs – Program or Special

  • Merchant of Misery?, Kyle Zuelke, Glen Meek, KLAS


Special Events Coverage (other than News or Sports)

  • Behind the Curtain, Carla Jean Hockley, Channel 4 San Diego


Lifestyle Program – Program/Special

  • Destination Celebrations: Iceland, Kyle LaMontagne, AWE


Community/Public Service (PSAs) – Single Spot/Campaign

  • 3,000 Mile Myth, Marlee J Ehrenfeld, MJE Marketing



Promotion – News Promo – Single Spot

  • Fox 5 Empire, Yvette Belisle, Sergio Rodriguez, Fox 5 Las Vegas


Promotion – News Promo – Campaign/Image

  • San Diego’s Most Accurate Forecast, Matthew Burrow, Leila Stilwell, KGTV


Promotion – Program – Single Spot/Campaign

  • Feel It Campaign, Cheryl Gorman, Doug Tower, Fox Sports San Diego
  • Soy Como Tu, Patrick Nunez, Julio Abarca, Adriana Arevalo, KINC
  • Padres Opening Day 2015 “Change”, Cheryl Gorman, Doug Tower, Fox Sports San Diego


Commercial – Single Spot

  • The INOX Timepiece, Stephen Alberts, Carlos Foster, Vic Alavi, Blue Barn Creative


Commercial – Campaign

  • Cymer Campaign: “Dreamer” and “Everyday Possible”, Kerrie Briggs, Andy Larson, Erin MacCourtney, Blake Miller, Laura Eklo, Trevor Brown, NBC 7 San Diego


Graphic Arts – Graphics

  • 3,000 Mile Myth, Aaron Ishaeik, MJE Marketing


Graphic Arts – Art Direction/Set Design

  • 2015 Composite, Ashish Banthia, KLAS



  • Joshua Tree: Threatened Wonderland, Luke Bisagna, Palomar College TV


Director –  Newscast

  • Director Composite, Conor Lawrence Volk, CW 6 San Diego


Director –  Live or Recorded Live

  • 2015 Big-Bay-Boom Director, Jason Osborne, Fox 5 San Diego



Director – Non Live (Post Produced)

  • Una Vez Mas, Zejaria Ozeri, Zimran Entertainment
  • Stories of the Sharp Experience, Episode 14, Rich Underwood, Badami and Associates
  • Joshua Tree: Threatened Wonderland, Bill Wisneski, Palomar College TV


Director –  Short Form

  • We Laughed, We Cried, Sergio Rodriguez, Fox 5 Las Vegas
  • Inmate 14658, Michael Brueggemeyer, Amalgamated Grommets
  • Coverage, Michael Brueggemeyer, Amalgamated Grommets


Director – APC Operator

  • APC Composite, Conor Lawrence Volk, CW 6 San Diego


Director – Technical Director

  • Technical Director – Tom Connole, James Tom Connole, Fox Sports San Diego


Editor (Within 24 hours) – News

  • I Slice, I Dice, Ray’s Composite is Pretty Nice!, Ray Arzate, KSNV


Editor (No time limit) – News

  • Fun and Serious, Tuba Gokcek, CW 6 San Diego
  • 2015 Composite, Sarita Kichok, KLAS


Editor (No time limit) – Program (Non-news)

  • Savor San Diego- Feeding San Diego, Robert Hotz, Media Art Productions
  • Stories of the Sharp Experience, Episode 14, Kevin King, Badami and Associates
  • Destination Celebration – Iceland, Antonio Ortoll, AWE
  • Una Vez Mas, Joaquin Elizondo, Zimran Entertainment


Editor (No time limit) – Short Form

  • Advanced Exteriors “Rhino”, Cymer “Everyday”, Cymer “Dreamer”, Andy Larson,

NBC 7 San Diego




On-Camera Talent – Anchor

  • Pretty Much Not Scripted, Jason Feinberg, KVVU
  • San Diego Weeknight Anchor, Kimberly Hunt, KGTV
  • Begona Silva Anchor, Begona Sevilla, Univision Nevada


On-Camera Talent – Reporter

  • Candice Nguyen Reporter Composite, Candice Nguyen, NBC 7 San Diego
  • Joe Little Goes Over the Edge, Joe Little, KGTV
  • Reporter on the Go, Lili Tan, KSBY


On-Camera Talent – Sports

  • You Don’t Need Major League Sports to Win an Emmy, Jon Castagnino, KVVU
  • Kris Budden – Sports Reporter, Kris Budden, Fox Sports San Diego


On-Camera Talent –Program Host/Moderator

  • Program Host Mike Pomeranz, Mike Pomeranz, Fox Sports San Diego


Photographer – News

  • 99 Problems but Ray-Z’s Composite Ain’t One!, Ray Arzate, KSNV
  • Best Photographer – Jorge Avila, Jorge Avila, KINC


Photographer – Sports

  • Photographers Composite, Adrian Carmona, The San Diego Union Tribune


Photographer – Program (Non-News)

  • Stories of the Sharp Experience, Episode 14, Gabrielle Paciorek, Badami and Associates
  • Private Islands: Palau, Zach Steen, AWE
  • Kings of the Craft, Steven Moyer, Tyler Fairbank, Kings of the Craft, LLC
  • Destination Celebrations: Iceland, Zach Steen, AWE


Photographer – Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.)

  • Cymer “Everyday” Solare “Hot” TriCity “Willie”, Andy Larson, NBC 7 San Diego


Video Essay (Single Camera Only)

  • Don’t Stop, Greg Bledsoe, NBC 7 San Diego


Writer – News

  • 2015 Writing Composite, Steven Luke, NBC 7 San Diego


Writer – Program (Non-News)

  • The Test, Reginald LaFrance, Kristy Totten, Bill Green, Vegas PBS
  • Joshua Tree: Threatened Wonderland, Bill Wisneski, Ashley Olson, Palomar College TV


Writer – Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.)

  • Inmate 14658, Marianne Bates, Amalgamated Grommets
  • Coverage, Marianne Bates, Amalgamated Grommets


Video Journalist – Within 24 Hours

  • A Different Kind of Training, Greg Bledsoe, NBC 7 San Diego


Video Journalist – No Time Limit

  • 2015 MMJ Univision Armando Flores Composite, Armando Flores, KBNT


Student Programming – News General Assignment

  • San Diego Child Sex Human Traffic, Daniela Porter, San Diego City College


Student Programming – Long Form (Fiction/Non-Fiction)

  • Hush, Ryder Page, College of Southern Nevada


Student Programming – Short Form (Fiction/Non-Fiction)

  • Pete the Pilot, Dontae Carter, College of Southern Nevada
  • Death is Like a Box of Chocolates, Ike Mauga, Jake Razo, Ricardo Juan Risco, Matt Benton, Palomar College
  • Human, Peter Kowalchuk, Palomar College




Student Programming – Sports Program

  • Prep Sports Live Show 11/10/15, Steven Garcea, Palomar College
  • Prep Sports Live Show 12/1/15, Genevieve Mason, Palomar College


Student Programming – Public Service (PSAs)

  • Stop Soldier Suicide, Kevin Caulfield, Mira Costa College


Student Programming – Commercial

  • Lomics App Commercial, Dominique Gilbert, San Diego State University


Student Craft – Animation/Graphics/Special Effects

  • Pete The Pilot, Dontae Carter, College of Southern Nevada


Student Craft – Photographer

  • N.A., Jeremy Hernandez, College of Southern Nevada


Student Craft – Editor

  • Pete the Pilot, Dontae Carter, College of Southern Nevada


Student Craft – Director

  • Pete the Pilot, Dontae Carter, College of Southern Nevada
  • N.A., Jeremy Hernandez, Tyler Stefanelli, College of Southern Nevada
  • Lea Vendetta, Billy Ward, College of Southern Nevada


Here’s the full list of 2016 Emmy Recipients.

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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 Gonzalez, KBLR 

Darcey Gulen, NBC 7

Margaret Radford, Freelance Talent

Joe Riddle, KUSI

Paul Rudy, KUSI

“Each of these individuals has made significant contributions in television behind the scenes or in front of the camera,” says Donn Johnson, President of NATAS-PSW. “We’re proud to recognize their personal and professional accomplishments benefiting our chapter and our communities.”

This year’s Silver Circle will be held Sunday, October 30 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

Established in 1983, the Silver Circle has close to 300 members. All candidates must have also made a significant contribution to Pacific Southwest Television for a majority of their 25-year career.  Only current residents of the chapter are eligible.

There are no inductees to the Gold Circle, which currently has 25 members and honors those who have contributed most of their 50 year plus television career to our Pacific Southwest Chapter.

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