Central Great Lakes Chapter Mentorship Initiative

Hello friends,

The Central Great Lakes chapter is delighted to share news of some exciting mentorship opportunities for our membership! We understand the importance of giving back to our industry by using our expertise to help with the next generation of media professionals.

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News & Notes from chapter president Dan Spehler

Hello NATAS friends-

It’s time for some exciting news about the future of our chapter!

As we welcome our new board members and officers who began their terms this month, it’s also time to complete the transition to our new chapter name, Central Great Lakes, which formally becomes our new name Sept. 1st with the start of the new fiscal year.

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2021 Emmy® Winners

On June 12, 2021 broadcasting industry professionals throughout the region gathered around their computers, televisions and mobile devices to witness the NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter’s 52nd Annual Emmy® Awards. The virtual ceremony was streamed on National’s website, our website, various social media channels, and was additionally made available via on The Emmys dedicated station on Roku, as well as on Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. Thanks to all the nominees for their excellent entries. To view the list of winners from this year’s awards, click here.

For those interested in celebrating their Emmy® nominations with a commemorative plaque, or for stations wishing to celebrate the winning entries of their employees with a commemorative Emmy® statuette, visit our shopping cart by clicking here.

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WATCH THE 52ND ANNUAL EMMY® AWARDS VIRTUAL GALA

The live stream will start at 7:00pm on June 12, 2021. For other viewing options, see the article below the player.


 

THE EMMY® AWARDS—WATCH FROM ANYWHERE

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52ND EMMY® PROGRAM BOOK RELEASED

52nd Annual Emmy Awards Program BookletTo view the Program Book for the 52ND Annual Emmy® Awards, click here.

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CELEBRATE WITH A PLAQUE, COMMEMORATIVE EMMY® STATUETTE OR CRYSTAL PILLAR

To help commemorate your Emmy® nomination or contribution to the production of a winning entry, NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter makes available Official NATAS Nomination Plaques and Official NATAS Production Plaques. Stations that employ winning entrants may also purchase Commemorative Emmy® Statuettes to display in celebration of the achievements of their employees.

Students listed on winning entries for the NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter Student Production Awards also have the option to purchase a commemorative replica of the crystal pillar award presented to their schools.

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EMMY® JUDGING COMPLETE!

Judging is OVER for the year! In total 550 judges from the NATAS Lower Great Lakes Regional Chapter claimed 220 panels, containing 2,638 submissions. Thanks to everyone who pitched in to make it happen.

 

2021 SILVER CIRCLE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Gold and Silver Circle Awards logoCongratulations to our 2021 Silver Circle Award recipients!

This year the boards of governors selected seven television professionals for induction to the Silver Circle. This honor recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to television and our chapter over the past 25 years or more.

David Coy started in the industry in 1982 and currently is president and general manager of WKBN/WFYX and WYTV-TV in Youngstown, Ohio. For the past thirty years, Bob Donaldson has been news anchor and producer in Central Indiana, following ten years in news reporting in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah and Arkansas. Rich Geyser is an award-winning photographer and has spent all of his 42-year television career at WEWS TV in Ohio. Tom Livingston is a native of Cleveland and has been with WEWS since 1980, where he is a much-honored photojournalist. Lou Maglio got his start 43 years ago and has been an anchor and news reporter in the Cleveland market for the past 40 years. As vice president of production for WFYI, Clayton Taylor is a fixture in Indiana public television, but his career began more than 45 years ago as a reporter and producer for WTHI in Terre Haute, and includes 16 years in investigative journalism at WISH-TV in Indianapolis. Mel Watson has worked in both the Indiana and Ohio markets; she started her career at WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, was an investigative producer at WEWS for 17 years and now is the news director at WTVG in Toledo.

To find out more about our latest inductees, click the button below.

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EMMY® & STUDENT PRODUCTION AWARDS NOMINATIONS

To view the list of nominations for the 52nd Annual Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Awards, click here.

To view nominees for the 2021 (Broadcast Year 2020) Student Production Awards, click here.

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