SAN MARCOS (September 3, 2013) – Gregg Baker, who teaches classes in Palomar  College’s digital broadcast arts (DBA) program and also serves as the college’s television facilities coordinator, has been honored by the National Academy of  Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Southern California Chapter.

Baker, along with six other individuals, will be inducted into the NATAS Silver Circle on September 8 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. Also receiving the NATAS Silver Circle distinction are: Sherrylou Blower, NBC 7 San Diego; Sandra Maas, KUSI; Artie Ojeda, NBC 7 San Diego; Moana Pitcher, KFMB; Louis Weiner, KFMB; and Tom Zizzi, an independent contractor.

According to the NATAS website, “The Silver Circle was established in 1983 and 250 members have joined the prestigious honor roll.  The Silver Circle is open to individuals who began their careers in television at least 25 years ago either in a performing, creative, technical or administrative role within our industry, or in an area related to television such as TV journalism education, advertising, promotion and public relations.  All candidates must have also made a significant contribution to Pacific Southwest Television for a significant portion their 25-year career.”

Pat Hahn, chair of the media studies department said, “This award is very well-deserved. Gregg has done so much – not only for the television community, but for the many students who have gone through our program.”

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 Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365
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