The legendary Ed Sullivan founded the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in November 1955. The New York Chapter is currently celebrating its 60th anniversary. There will be special events over the coming months to mark this milestone. All will culminate in an extraordinary 60th anniversary gala in April 2017. I am both honored and humbled to serve as the President of our Chapter.
At this time, I would like to thank all members of the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee, and the NY Chapter staff for their ongoing contributions. Collectively, we made strides to make our organization stronger, more relevant, and more engaged. For the first time, our Emmy ® Nominations Announcement was live streamed from the CUNY studios. Thank you to Bob Isaacson and his CUNY staff for making this happen. The 59th Annual New York Emmy ® Awards were also live streamed for the first time. We incorporated social media into the evening. Special thanks to WCBS’ Bruce Brauer for his work on this. Additionally, I want to acknowledge the extra efforts put forth by Lauren Loverde (Awards Director), Helen Masha (Membership Manager), Marvin Scott (Awards Committee Chair), Peter Levy (Production Manager), Phyllis Bishop (Operations Manager), and Jason Palmer for his accounting input.
The New York Chapter moved into new office space six months ago. We can comfortably host membership events and look forward to welcoming everyone at future events. This is our Academy. Let us know how we can best serve you. We hope this newsletter, to be done quarterly, will provide members with Chapter insights, as well as the chance to contribute to it. Your input will be invaluable. Stay tuned for specifics on upcoming special events. Enjoy your summer.