The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has recently revealed the names of the 2023 Gold and Silver Circle inductees who will be honored at the prestigious 44th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. The awards will be presented at two separate ceremonies, with the News category being celebrated on September 27 and the Documentary category on September 28.
Renowned television news anchor, Dan Rather, is among the news inductees in the Gold Circle. Alongside him are CBS News’ national security correspondent, David Martin, and ABC News correspondent, John Quiñones. The Silver Circle inductees for news include ABC News president, Kim Godwin, and senior national correspondent, Steve Osunsami, as well as CBS News producer, Rand Morrison. Also making it to the Silver Circle are CNBC senior vice president of operations, Steve Fastook, Meruelo Media president and CEO, Otto Padron, and NBC News editor, Thomas Snowden.
In the documentary category, DCTV co-founders Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno have been honored as Gold Circle inductees. Daniel H. Birman, Lois Vossen, and Christopher White have been recognized as Silver Circle inductees.
Adam Sharp, NATAS President and CEO, praised this year’s Gold and Silver honorees for their notable and ongoing contributions to the television industry. He commends their continued excellence in their craft, which has allowed viewers to be better informed about current issues, even as the news cycle has evolved significantly throughout their careers. Sharp expresses admiration for these professionals’ courage and recognizes their invaluable storytelling on television screens.
The News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations were previously announced on July 27, with CNN leading the pack with 47 nominations. Vice News closely followed with 30 nominations. The broadcast networks ABC and PBS tied with 26 nominations each, while CBS received 20 nods and NBC earned 15.
Earlier this month, NATAS also announced the recipients of the News and Documentary Emmys for lifetime achievement. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, a two-time News and Documentary Emmy award winner, will be honored in the news category, and two-time Oscar-winning director, Barbara Kopple, will be recognized in the documentary category.
The highly anticipated News and Documentary Emmy Awards will take place at the Palladium Times Square in New York City. To ensure accessibility to viewers worldwide, the awards ceremony will be livestreamed on NATAS’ viewing platform, powered by Vimeo. The livestream will be available at watch.theemmys.tv and through The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku.
Here is the complete list of this year’s inductees:
Gold Circle – 2023 News Inductees:
– David Martin, National Security Correspondent, CBS News
– John Quiñones, ABC News Correspondent (20/20, Nightline, and Good Morning America), ABC News
– Dan Rather, Anchor, Journalist, Founder of News and Guts
Silver Circle – 2023 News Inductees:
– Steve Fastook, Senior Vice President of Operations, CNBC
– Kim Godwin, President, ABC News
– Rand Morrison, Executive Producer, CBS News Sunday Morning, CBS News
– Steve Osunsami, Senior National Correspondent, ABC News
– Otto Padron, President & CEO, Meruelo Media
– Thomas Snowden, Editor, NBC News
Gold Circle – 2023 Documentary Inductees:
– Jon Alpert, Documentarian, Journalist, Co-Founder of DCTV
– Keiko Tsuno, Documentarian, Journalist, Co-Founder of DCTV
Silver Circle – 2023 Documentary Inductees:
– Daniel H. Birman, Documentarian, Birman Productions
– Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, ITVS
– Christopher White, Executive Producer, American Documentary
The News and Documentary Emmy Awards are a celebration of excellence in television journalism and documentary filmmaking. The induction of these remarkable individuals into the Gold and Silver Circles is a testament to their outstanding commitment to the industry. Their contributions have not only shaped the industry but have also played a significant role in informing and engaging audiences worldwide.