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2015 Emmy® Silver Circle Honorees

Gold & Silver Circle Awards
Gold & Silver Circle Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences-Upper Midwest Chapter is proud to recognize the 2014 Silver Circle Recipients.  Honorees will receive their awards at the 2015 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® Gala on October 3rd at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

Click here to see a list of Gold & Silver Circle Honorees from 2000-Present.

These individuals have made a significant contribution to the television industry well above and beyond that required by their job.  We honor their dedication and service to the industry, to NATAS, to the community and to people training for a career in the field.

Nominees answer to the highest standards of integrity and honor in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Nominations are accepted from the performing, creative, technical or administrative roles within the industry or in peripheral areas directly related to television such as commercial production, journalism or education. Neither nominators nor nominees need to be members of NATAS.   The Gold & Silver Award Committee reviews all nominees past and present to make a recommendation to the NATAS-Upper Midwest Board of Governors.  This year, our Boar of Governor’s voted and approved the following honorees.


Tim Seaman - KCAU-TV - Sioux City, IA
Tim Seaman – KCAU-TV – Sioux City, IA

Tim Seaman has been a Siouxlander most of his life. As a kid growing up, he attended school in places like, Forest City, Iowa, Cherokee, Iowa, and Emmetsburg, Iowa, where he graduated from high school.

The senior member of ABC 9 News’ anchor team, Tim was hired as Sports Director in 1989. Tim worked in that role for more than 20 years. In April 2012 he was promoted to the role of news co-anchor joining longtime news personality Jenna Rehnstrom on the news desk. Read more…

Terry Dullum - WDAZ-TV - Grand Forks, ND
Terry Dullum – WDAZ-TV – Grand Forks, ND

Terry Dullum is an award-winning journalist and one of the region’s most popular humorists, speakers and emcees. Terry was part of a newsroom that won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the 1997 Red River Valley flood and an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award for team coverage in 2014.
Terry has entertained hundreds of audiences with his popular “Off The Record: The Dullum File Live” after dinner performances. Other program topics include “Dealing with the Media,” “Works for Me: Stress Relief on a Deadline,” “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life” and the holiday offering “The Fruitcake Chronicles.” Read more…

Brendan Henehan - Twin Cities Public Television
Brendan Henehan – Twin Cities Public Television

Brendan Henehan has been “the first and last voice” overseeing TPT’s “Almanac” series since before its first broadcast 30 years ago this December.   Over all these years the series has remained a quirky blend of serious policy, whimsical history and live performance; closely paralleling Brendan’s own peculiar fascination with Minnesota, its cultures and its people.    During these years, Brendan has also served as a key “staff leader” at KTCA / TPT helping guide the company through its many stages of media evolution since 1982. Read More…