THE BOSTON/NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES ANNOUNCES KATHRYN SHEHADE AS CHAPTER PRESIDENT
BOSTON, MA (August 31, 2022) – The Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announces Kathryn Shehade as the elected 2022 – 2024 Chapter President. Shehade was elected unanimously by the Board of Governors on Monday, August 22, 2022. Her first 2-year term begins tomorrow, Thursday, September 1.
Shehade succeeds outgoing President Danielle Mannion who remains on the board as the Chair of the Student Awards committee and Governor within the Chapter.
Shehade has been a NATAS member serving on the Board of Governors since 2005. During her time she has served on the Chapters annual EMMY® Awards Gala committee, the Silver and Gold Circle Awards committee, and as the Chapter’s PR and Promotions Chair.
“Kathryn has been an instrumental member of the Chapter,” said Timothy Egan, NATAS National Chair of Strategic Planning and Boston/New England Chapter Past President (2006-10). “Her presidency brings with it culture and diversity as the first multicultural woman to take the seat for New England. We look forward to having Kathryn’s contemporary approach and vision lead us toward a new era for television and video content delivery.”
A 20-year television industry professional, Shehade has worked as a Publicist, Producer and an Executive Producer within several Boston stations.
She served as Director of Communications and Community for the NBC and Telemundo Boston stations including NBC10 Boston, NECN, Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra and NBC Sports Boston from 2016 – 2022, where she was also the creator and Executive Producer of NBC10 Boston’s (WBTS) weekly community affairs program, This is New England.
From 2011 to 2016, Shehade worked for WFXT-TV FOX25 News – a COX Media Company, where she produced morning news segments, special projects and investigative reports for several series including “Fox Undercover” and “New England’s Unsolved.”
Prior to that, she held the role of station Publicist for WCVB-TV 5.
Most recently, Shehade was named Chief Communications Officer of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK), one of the largest global venture philanthropy firms investing in social impact entrepreneurs.
She has contributed to dozens of Regional EMMY® award programs garnering twelve regional EMMY® statutes for excellence in the television industry.
For a complete list of the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Board of Governors and elected officer list, click here.
NATAS Boston/New England Chapter is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television, the fostering of creative leadership in the television industry, and the encouragement of excellence in artistic, educational, cultural and technical progress.
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR GOLD & SILVER CIRCLE NOMINATIONS
HONOREES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN SEPTEMBER
The Gold & Silver Circle is a society of honor. Nominees considered for induction to the Gold and Silver Circle should have significant contributions to television or a media-related industry, the community, to people working or training for careers in television or allied media and to The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The Silver Circle recognizes significant contributions made by these individuals to our industry for twenty-five years or longer.
The Gold Circle recognizes significant contributions made by these individuals to our industry for fifty years or longer.
While it is not possible to select everyone who is submitted, we do keep nomination forms and consider all new and previous nominees for 5 years from the year they were submitted.
Submission of an entry constitutes an agreement that each entrant listed on the entry must serve as a peer judge on at least one panel in the next 12 months (calendar year-2022).
There will be judging opportunities from other NATAS chapters from March-October 2022. We will notify 2022 entrants via Constant Contact email blasts when judging is available. You will login to your dashboard to see available panels. Select a panel and request to be added to the panel.
If you unsubscribe to Constant Contact or are not getting the emails, you can always see the information from the JUDGING tab on our website (newenglandemmy.org). Also, you can always email the Chapter office to inquire about judging.
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There will be five or six rounds (opportunities) to judge, March-October 2022. Depending on the category, the time commitment is typically, 30 minutes to 2 hours. Everything is online so you can work at your own pace, as long as you complete judging by the indicated deadline for the panel.
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