Welcome to the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Serving Bloomington, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Muncie, Indiana; Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Lima, Mansfield, Toledo, Youngstown, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania
Who’s out there looking to lead, direct and inspire their own television design staff?
Are you that smaller market experienced design director looking to step up in market size? Or that amazingly talented #2 who’s been stuck for years behind the guy who refuses to leave?
Here’s your chance and it’s a great one.
WJW Cleveland Fox 8…Tribune owned/top Fox affiliate…the market leader, news powerhouse and legacy station that also just happens to produce more local news and more local programming than any other station in the United States of America—is looking for that special, edgy, push the envelope, ready to take the chair, “wow, they’d never let me do that at my old station” type of design director for immediate employment.
Outstanding staff. Fun city. Low cost of living. Hot “foodie” scene. Market leader. Excellent benefits. Paid Position. Largest station group. Semi-limited/almost total autonomy. Powerhouse station.
Winning Sports Teams. (just kidding, Cleveland sports teams don’t win—ever) Free Parking. No traffic rush hours. Loads of culture. Pets welcome. All four seasons. Newly remodeled lunch room. No MSG. Within easy traveling distance of anybody you know or care about. No tolls. A Great Lake.
If you’re ready to come to Cleveland…we’re ready to pay you to do so.
Send links and resume to:
WJW Fox 8
Mr. Ford distinguished himself tlu'oughout his career in Broadcasting—notably as Vice PresidentlDirector of Broadcast Production at Marcus Advertising, and through his continued service to God, his country, and other people by following the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. He volunteers his time and talent to a variety of professional organizations, religious, civic and Scout activities.
Over a career that spanned seven decades in eight metropolitan markets, Bud Ford worked as a radio actor & announcer, director of operations, general manager, and writer/producer/director for numerous radio and television shows, culminating in 9 Emmy Awards, the NATAS Silver and Gold Circle Awards, Best Multi-Media Program, 1968; Best Local Entertainment TV Program, 1973; Best TV Commercial, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1985; and Best Radio Commercial, 1982.
Mr. Ford was elected to the Cleveland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (now the Lower Great Lakes Chapter) Board of Govemors in 1986 and chaired chapter committees for Membership, Bylaws, Nominating, Silver Circle & Finance, and served as 2nd and 1st Vice-President, altemate National Trustee, and National Trustee for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Bud was recognized with the 2013 Cleveland Area Broadcasters inaugural "President' s Award" for exemplary professional service and significant contributions to the broadcast industry.
Now Accepting Submissions for
Regional Awards for Spot/Breaking News and Investigative Reporting
NATAS is now accepting submissions for the following categories 39. Outstanding Regional News Story: Spot News 40. Outstanding Regional News Story: Investigative Reporting
In order to be eligible an entry must have won a regional Emmy® award in a NATAS chapter’s most recent award cycle in either the Spot/Breaking or Investigative News categories.
To submit go to www.newsdocemmys.tvNote: there is no entry fee for regional submissions. Entrants should use the “pay by check” function to complete their submission, but no payment is required.
Deadline for Regional submissions is: June 2, 2014. Any regional Spot/Breaking or Investigative Emmy® award winner awarded by a NATAS chapter after June 2, 2014 will be eligible to submit in the 2015 National News & Documentary Emmy® Awards cycle.
Please register and arrive early. Seats are sure to fill up fast, and the Canton Hoover tour is not-to-be-missed event!
Please RSVP to Eric Kuentz, 330.257.1980.
Indianapolis, IN – October 10, 2013 – WISH-TV announced today that 24-Hour News 8 veteran anchor Debby Knox will retire, after being a staple in Hoosier homes for more than 33 years.
Debby is the longest running female news anchor in Central Indiana. She is second in tenure, of all time, only to her former co-anchor Mike Ahern, who retired from WISH-TV in 2004. Debby will anchor her last regular newscast on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
“It’s been a wonderful opportunity to be part of the community as well as an incredible journey to cover the important events and people over my career at WISH-TV,” said Debby Knox.
“Central Indiana viewers, as well as those of us who have had the pleasure of working with Debby have all benefited from her talents and her dedication to quality journalism,” said Jeff White, WISH-TV president and general manager. “It is with mixed emotions that we say so long. While we’re sad to see her retire, we’re happy for the next chapter in her life and the additional time she’ll have to spend with her family.”
Debby retires from 24-Hour News 8, as lead anchor of the 6:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. newscasts. She started as the noon news anchor in the fall of 1980, coming to WISH-TV after working at television stations in Elkhart and South Bend, Indiana.
“I am honored to have worked with Debby and to call her my friend,” said Steve Bray, 24-Hour News 8 news director. “Her same care and compassion as an individual, has been there all these years on the air through the good times and tough times, providing viewers with her own unique perspective. We are saying good bye for now, but not forever. We look forward to future opportunities to work with Debby for many years to come.”
Debby's reports, as well as her awards and accolades, have been many and varied during her years with WISH-TV. While her main reporting focus has been in the area of health and medical technology, she is also known for her one-on-one interviews with prominent newsmakers and world leaders, such as President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, First Lady Barbara Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Butler University Men’s Basketball Coach and current coach of the Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens.
An Emmy award winning anchor, Debby has been widely recognized for her outstanding news coverage both by her peers and the public. In addition to a long list of awards from the Society of Professional Journalism and the Associated Press, including the 2013 AP award for Best Feature, Debby has been honored with several Indiana State Medical Journalism awards and a CASPAR. She received the National American Heart Association Award for a documentary called "Roger Nine" and was awarded the Theodore Barrett Award from the Indiana Psychological Association.
Debby has been named favorite female anchor by the readers of Indianapolis Woman six times. Over the years, Debby has committed herself to the community and has been involved in hundreds of local events and charities. She is now a soughtafter public speaker throughout Central Indiana.
Debby was raised in the small community of Edwardsberg, Michigan and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. An exercise enthusiast and skier, Debby is also an avid reader; however, most of her time away from work is spent with her family. As a mother of two and wife of retired psychologist Richard Tirman, Debby has a full and active life whether on camera or off.
Indianapolis, IN – November 26, 2013 – Steve Bray, News Director for WISH-TV, has announced Lori Wilson as co-anchor for 24-Hour News 8 at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Wilson is currently anchoring WISH-TV’s 5:00 p.m. newscasts, which she will continue to co-anchor as part of her new role.
“We are fortunate to have a Hoosier native with such a strong news background and experience to replace Debby Knox,” said Bray. “Lori’s talent, integrity, and storytelling are fantastic. Since joining WISH-TV, Lori has done a tremendous job of connecting with our Central Indiana viewers.
Lori Wilson, originally from Columbus, IN, joined WISH-TV’s 24-Hour News 8 earlier this year after more than a decade of anchoring in Top 10 television markets and as a fill-in for MSNBC. She anchored at WCAU-NBC 10 in Philadelphia, PA, prior to joining WISH-TV. Previously, she was an anchor at WGCL in Atlanta, GA and KSLA in Shreveport, LA. Wilson landed her first job at WCIA in Champaign, IL, while still working as an intern at WGCL (WGNX). She’s says it’s her love for writing and storytelling that led her to choose a career in journalism.
“I’m thrilled and humbled to receive this incredible opportunity,” said Wilson. “WISH-TV has a long history of excellence in news reporting and weather coverage. I am honored and look forward to continuing that tradition Central Indiana viewers have come to expect from 24 Hour News 8.”
Wilson graduated from North Central High School before receiving her Bachelor of Arts, in Journalism, from Indiana University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the National Association of Black Journalists. Since returning home, Wilson has been a mentor with the Center for Leadership Development’s Precious Miss Program.
Wilson will join Eric Halvorson to co-anchor 24-Hour News 8 at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., along with meteorologist Robb Ellis and sports director Anthony Calhoun. She will co-anchor 24-Hour News 8 at 5:00 p.m. with David Barras.
Brooke Martin will co-anchor 24-Hour News 8 at 5:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
“Brooke has done an outstanding job in reporting and anchoring for WISH-TV,” said Bray. “Her poise and professionalism has been there helping Hoosiers through major news events this past year, including the Southside explosion, and most recently the tornado outbreak in Central Indiana.”
Martin joined WISH-TV in October of 2012 and has been reporting for 24-Hour News 8 at 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., and anchoring 24-Hour News 8’s weekend newscasts. She was the lead anchor and a reporter for KSN in Wichita, KS, prior to joining WISH-TV.
Martin received her degree in communications from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Her first job took her from a big city in the Northeast to the heart of the South where she spent her first four years in broadcasting at WMGT in Macon, GA.
It’s an honor and a privilege to report on Central Indiana every day, said Martin. “I feel proud to call this my home and WISH-TV my family. I look forward to my new role and covering the stories that impact Hoosiers’ lives.”
Martin will join David Barras to co-anchor 24-Hour News 8 at 5:30 p.m., and Eric Halvorson to co-anchor 24-Hour News 8 at 10:00 p.m., along with meteorologist Robb Ellis and sports director Anthony Calhoun.
Wilson and Martin begin their new anchoring assignments immediately on Wednesday, November 27th.
Indianapolis, IN – November 13, 2013 – Jeff White, President and General Manager for MyINDY-TV 23 and WISH-TV announced today that MyINDY-TV 23 would be the broadcast home for the inaugural 2014 season of Indy Eleven Professional Soccer.
“We are very excited to bring this level of professional soccer into Central Indiana homes,” said Jeff White, president and general manager of MyINDY-TV and WISH-TV. “We look forward to providing viewers a front row seat to all Indy Eleven home games and select away games, during their inaugural 2014 season. MyINDY-TV and WISH-TV have a tradition and the experience in producing some of our communities’ elite events such as Butler Basketball, the 500 Festival Mini Marathon and Parade and the annual Circle City Classic Parade. This Indy Eleven partnership continues our commitment to producing the highest caliber local sports and event programming for our viewers. We look forward to a successful season together.”
“From the start of our discussions, MyINDY-TV 23 has shown tremendous interest not only in airing Indy Eleven matches, but also in helping the club continue our outreach into the community,” said Indy Eleven President/General Manager Peter Wilt. “MyINDY-TV’s airing of our entire home schedule will become the best Indy Eleven commercial possible and show fans across Central Indiana just how unique and passionate an environment our supporters will create game in and game out.”
Soccer fans across Central Indiana will be able to catch more than half the regular season matches in 2014 over the local airwaves thanks to this partnership with Indy Eleven. MyINDY-TV will produce and broadcast Indy Eleven home games from IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium live over-the-air in addition to select away contests. A detailed TV broadcast schedule will be unveiled following the release of the 2014 NASL schedule in the coming weeks.
IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR RADIO PERSONALITY
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On Tuesday, May 21st, NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter and MCA-I partnered to bring an evening forum for students and industry professionals on the importance of networking.
The panel included Jill Manuel, WEWS News Director, John Stealey, Owner Digital Alchemy and NATAS LGL Governor and Duane Hurd, Timken Global Digital.
Over 70 people attended including students and industry professionals.
A $500 cash prize drawing was held for any school communiciations program that brought a minimum of five students and their instructor. Brunswick High School was the lucky recipient. The prize was co-sponsored by both NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter and MCA-I.
Don Vavrus, NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter President, pulled the winning ticket along with one-year membership from both organizations to four lucky attendees.
WFYI Public Television has received 19 Emmy award nominations in recognition of its outstanding local documentary and public affairs program productions this past year. The honors were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Lower Great Lakes Chapter on April 25.
As part of its on-going efforts to “Amplify the Voices of the Central Indiana Community” through its diverse educational programs and services, WFYI Public Television has been recognized with a “Station of Excellence” Emmy nomination.
Young Stars of Ballet, a performance documentary co-produced by WFYI Public Television and the Indianapolis City Ballet, was nominated for an Emmy in the category of “Best Arts/Entertainment Program.” The film offers a glimpse into the world of ballet through the eyes of its future stars. It features some of the world's premiere pre-professionals — not in competition, but in a memorable performance with the Indianapolis City Ballet.
Forests at Work — a special edition of WFYI Public Television’s acclaimed science series, Indiana Expeditions with Rick Crosslin — earned an Emmy nomination for “Best Youth Program/Special. Produced in partnership with the Indiana Department Indiana of Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry, the program examines how forests are managed in Indiana.
Wings Over Indiana: An Indiana Expeditions Special with Rick Crosslin, received nominations in four different categories: “Best Medical/Science Program,” “Best Program Editor,” “Best Photography/Non-News” and “Best Technical Achievement.” The program, which was produced in partnership with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Academy of Model Aeronautics, travels across the state, as well as to the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in California, to explore Indiana's connections to the history and science of aviation. Through stunning videography and the use of miniature cameras, WFYI places viewers in the cockpits of airplanes, on the wingtips of gliders and aboard model aircraft to experience the thrill of flight. The film was made possible by a NASA grant.
C.S.I. Shakespeare, a film that highlights the efforts of a world-renowned Shakespeare scholar to recreate a lost 400-year-old play for a landmark premiere at IUPUI’s Campus Theater, garnered recognition in three categories. The nominations include: “Best Historical/Cultural Program,” “Best Program Editor,” and “Best Program Writer.”
WFYI also received an Emmy nomination in the “Best Historical/Cultural Program” category for its documentary entitled, Invisible Women. The film, which spotlights Florence, Italy’s ground-breaking women artists and their thousands of little-known works, is based on the book, Invisible Women by Dr. Jane Fortune.
Digital Man/Digital World, a documentary produced by Covenant Productions in partnership with WFYI Public Media, was nominated for “Best Documentary.” The program chronicles the amazing career of Ken Olsen, who founded the Digital Equipment Corporation in 1957 — an era when computers were inaccessible to most businesses and to nearly all individuals. His pioneering efforts not only made computers smaller, less expensive, and more accessible, but also helped to revolutionize the computer and business industry.
WFYI also received two nominations in the “Best Documentary” category for its local program productions, Outside the Box and Naptown to Super City. Outside the Box examines how charter schools operate and how they are helping to raise the bar on what’s possible in education. Naptown to Super City, a collaboration between WFYI Public Television, Ted Green Productions and The Indianapolis Star, places viewers in the front row of history as it happened, showing how leaders gambled on an unprecedented strategy — civic development through sports — and succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. The acclaimed film also earned Emmy nominations in the categories of “Best Research” and “Best Writer.”
Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick - Super Bowl Special received a nomination in the category of “Best Interview/Discussion Program.” The weekly business series, which airs on 15 television stations throughout Indiana, is produced by Grow Indiana Media Ventures in partnership with WFYI Productions.
Naptown Radio Wars, a documentary that chronicles the history of Indianapolis rock radio in the `60s and `70s, was nominated for “Best Nostalgia Program.” The acclaimed film was produced by Videopolis, and marked its broadcast premiere on WFYI Public Television in spring 2012.
WFYI Productions also captured an Emmy nomination in the category of “Best On-Location Lighting” with a composite entry from Andrew Warren
The 44th Emmy Awards ceremony for the NATAS Great Lakes Chapter will be Saturday, June 1 at the historic Windows on the River in Cleveland, Ohio.
THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES THE NOMINEES FOR THE
New York, NY – March 20, 2013 - The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards.
More than 170 nominees were announced in 34 categories including Outstanding Live Sports Special, Live Series, Sports Documentary, Studio Show, Promotional Announcements, Play-by-Play Personality and Studio Analyst. The Awards will be given out at the prestigious Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center located in the Time Warner Center on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 in New York City.
“What a world we live in,” said Malachy Wienges, Chair, NATAS. "The Olympics, NASCAR, the Super Bowl, the Final Four, the World Series, The Stanley Cup, The NBA, the US Open, the Masters…it just goes on and on! This is another outstanding year for the sports community and for The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The entries received in this year’s Sports Emmy Awards illustrate the high-water mark of quality each of us gets to enjoy every time we turn on our favorite program. With so much talent vying for the prestigious Emmy Award and with many of the today’s leading sports broadcasters, personalities, and television professionals in attendance, it promises to be an exciting evening.”
The networks of NBC Sports Group (NBC, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel nbcolympics.com, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, nbcsports.com, & Telemundo) lead the nomination totals with 58, ESPN (ESPN, ESPN2, grantland.com, ABC, ESPN3D, ESPNU & ESPNews), garnered 43, and Turner Sports (TNT, TBS, NBA TV, NCAA.com & truTV) garnered 27. A complete list of all Networks and individual show nominations follows below.
LIGHTING SEMINAR SUMMARY
On November 17th, the Lower Great Lakes chapter and Cuyahoga Community College’s Tommy LiPuma Center for the Creative Arts hosted their second Lighting & Storyteller’s workshop. Students from the Ohio Center of Broadcasting, Cuyahoga Community College and professionals from the Cleveland area received key and informative training from two of the area’s finest videographers and storytellers. Ron Mounts and Ali Ghanbari, both award winning videographer/journalists from WJW-TV in Cleveland presented techniques on two-point lighting, setup and gel mounting, and shot composition at Tri-C's 3,000 square foot Black-Box Film and Television Studio, located at the Metropolitan Campus in downtown Cleveland. Ghanbari presented an in-depth presentation on storytelling techniques, using many of his own nationally and locally- aired stories, followed by a question and answer session.
“The lessons learned from these professionals goes beyond the basics”, says Joe Koskovics, Chapter Activities Chair and National Trustee. “There’s no such thing as ‘too much information’ where these gentlemen are concerned. They gave our twenty attendees a great base of knowledge that will enhance their future endeavors."
With this success, the Lower Great Lakes Chapter will continue to provide informative and relevant workshops to our entire region. Member groups or individuals are welcome to contribute suggestions on the next presentation via email to the chapter president.
TITLE: Backpack Journalist-Sports EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate
JOB SUMMARY: Produce, shoot, write and edit sports stories for “The High School Sports Insider,” an Emmy Award winning magazine format program that runs 40 weeks a year. Now in its thirteenth season, “The HSSI” is telecast weekly on SportsTime Ohio, a regional sports network located in Northeast Ohio.
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The purpose of this position is to supervise the normal maintenance activities required for one of our mobile trucks to meet client requirements and operate up to industry standards.
Nominees Announced for the 33rd Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards
Nominations for the 33rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Click here to view pdf, or click here to visit the official website of the 33rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards.
Peninsula, Ohio – The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to capture and edit video footage taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
(CVNP). Volunteers are needed for a variety of videos, including general nature footage throughout CVNP and various events that take place in CVNP during the year. Editing footage is not required, but is helpful. Creative work will be public domain and credited to the National Park Service. However, the videographer will be given credit.
Volunteers are encouraged to use their own video equipment. Professional equipment may be available for use, if needed. There is no time commitment for volunteers, but typical shifts will last two to four hours.
People interested in volunteering as videographer should contact the park’s volunteer office for more information and to schedule an interview at 330-657-2299 or [email protected] Volunteer applications are available at www.nps.gov/cuva under “Support Your Park” and will also be available at the interview location.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Volunteer Program is co-managed by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. To learn about volunteer opportunities visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2299.
About the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a non-profit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its programs, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.
About Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cuyahoga Valley National Park encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.
(Cleveland, Ohio)- Terry Peterson, who just completed two terms as National Trustee for the Lower Great Lakes Chapter, has been elected Treasurer of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences headquartered in New York City. The academy, through its 19 local chapters throughout the country, awards the prestigious Emmy Awards to local broadcasters and television producers.
Over the past four years, Terry has been very active in major redirection efforts for NATAS. He served as the Chairman’s Representative on the National Executive Committee, and he created a new branding program for NATAS using video clips of Emmy® Award winners expressing their euphoria over receiving their Emmy® statue while proclaiming they are “NATAS Proud!”
In addition to his role as Treasurer, he will make recommendations to restructure the National database along with increasing promotional emphasis through various social media programs.
Terry Peterson is a multi-national award winning producer/director and founder of Verite Productions. He’s been a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences since 1984. Terry served as 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President, and two terms as President of the Lower Great Lakes Chapter.
He is President of the board for TrueNorth Cultural Arts, and is a member of the National Association of Eagle Scouts. He and his wife Karen reside in Bay Village, Ohio.