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Gold & Silver Circle Honorees (2000-Present)

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences-Upper Midwest Chapter recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to television well above and beyond that required by their job.  That contribution can be in service to the industry, to NATAS, to the community, or to people training for a career in the field. The Gold Circle […]

2009 Silver Circle: Jane Helmke

Jane Helmke Jane Helmke is one of those rare individuals whose 27-year career includes only one station: KARE. Along the way, she has been a role model for women, mentored interns, created a unique educational opportunity for students, and helped colleagues earn greater recognition for their work. Jane grew up in a southern Wisconsin Scandinavian […]

2009 Gold Circle: Bill Carlson + Chester Reiten

Bill Carlson Bill Carlson was one of WCCO’s most versatile anchors, and one of this region’s most recognized and beloved personalities. His fifty-year career, at WCCO Radio and WCCO TV, is a testament to nice guys finishing first. Carlson literally grew up in the broadcast business. He started at WCCO Radio as a page while […]

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