Gold and Silver Circle

The Gold & Silver Circle is one of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences [NATAS] Southeast Chapter’s most prestigious awards, honoring a lifetime of dedication to the television industry.

It’s a milestone immortalized in silver and gold, and an honor reserved only for dedicated broadcasters who have left their mark.

This year’s induction is Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta.

Established in 1989, the Gold & Silver Circles honor a lifetime of dedication to the television industry.

This prestigious award is reserved for those who persevere in an industry known for change.  Inductees for the Gold Circle have at least 50 years of experience and have made significant contributions, not only to the industry, but to their communities in the region.  Inductees for the Silver Circle have at least 25 years of experience.  These leaders join an impressive group of industry professionals who have helped shape the past, present, and continue to influence the future of the broadcast industry.


Click Here to see pictures from the 2016 Ceremony


2016 Inductees


 Sam Smith, WALB in Albany, Georgia (Retired)

Darryl Cohen, Esq. of Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen in Atlanta



 Deborah Denechaud, WSB-TV in Atlanta

Jim Gandy, WLTX in Columbia, SC

Darcel Grimes, WLOS in Asheville, NC

Janet Hall, WBRC in Birmingham, AL

Mike McClain, FOX 5 in Atlanta

Rafael Ortiz-Guzman, Rolling Media LLC and formerly of Turner

Mark Pettit, WGCL CBS46 in Atlanta and Creaxion

Mark Pimentel, WGCL CBS46 in Atlanta

Lisa Rayam, most recently of WAGA in Atlanta

Kevin Rowson, Federal Bureau of Investigation, formerly of WXIA in Atlanta

Tina Tyus-Shaw, WSAV in Savannah