The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS-NCCB) announced the 2020 inductees to the prestigious Gold & Silver Circles.

The 2020 honorees join an impressive group of industry professionals who have helped shape the broadcast industry and continue to influence its future and inspire excellence and innovation in every communications discipline.

“This is a tremendous honor that is often compared to a ‘Hall of Fame’ within our Chapter and the entire Academy,” said President Jason Gittlen. “Each inductee will join the ranks of other past inductees, including Sam Donaldson, Gordon Peterson, Judy Woodruff, Ted Koppel, Bob Schieffer and Jim Vance,” he added.

With the induction of the 2020 honorees, the Silver Circle totals 260 and the Gold Circle totals 19.

Gold Circle (significant contributions to the broadcast or cable industry for 50 years or more)

  • Wally Ashby, A-Team Productions Director/Producer, Washington, DC

Silver Circle (significant contributions to the broadcast or cable industry for 25 years or more)

  • Jamie Costello, WMAR News Anchor, Baltimore
  • John Crosset, WBFF Executive Producer, Baltimore
  • Greg Guise, Retired, WUSA9 Photojournalist/Editor, Washington, DC
  • Janet Roach, WVEC Anchor/Reporter, Norfolk
  • Steven Schupak, Maryland Public Television COO, Maryland
  • Tom Sherwood, WRC Reporter, Washington, DC
  • Diane Walker, WWBT Anchor/Reporter, Richmond

The Gold & Silver Circle induction ceremony will be held next year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The 2020 honorees will be celebrated in conjunction with the 2021 honorees ceremony at a location to be determined.

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