New England Emmy Award
Awarded forExcellence in television
LocationBoston and New England
Presented byNATAS
First awarded1977

New England Emmy Awards are a division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The division was founded in 1977 and in addition to granting the New England Emmy Awards, it recognizes awards scholarships, honors industry veterans at the Silver Circle Celebration, conducts National Student Television Awards of Excellence, has a free research and a nationwide job bank. The chapter also participates in judging Emmy entries at the regional and national levels.[1]


The academy is divided into the following boundaries and encompasses Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and the majority of Connecticut excluding Fairfield County. These boundaries are responsible for the submission of television broadcast materials presented for awards considerations.[1]

New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Connecticut except for Fairfield County

Board of governors

Each year the membership of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences New England Chapter elects new professionals on rotating Board of Governors to represent the chapter. While best known for The EMMY Awards and Silver Circle, which recognize outstanding achievements in the industry, NATAS New England also represents an array of other events available to their membership.[2]

Board of Governors 2010–2011

Aby Alexander, Governor

Jared Bowen, Governor

Lowell Briggs, Governor

David Burt, President

Barry Chait, Advisory Board

John Ciampa, Advisory Board

Courtney Desy, Treasurer

Ro Dooley Webster, 1st Vice President

Timothy Egan, National Trustee

Joel Feld, Governor

Jerry Gibbs, Governor

Jill Jones, Administrator

Shelly Kamanitz, Governor

Todd LaSalle, Governor

Wyndham Lewis, Governor

Roger Lyons, Governor

Danilelle Mannion, Governor

Paula McCarthy, Governor

Diane McNamara, Governor

Mike Nikitas, Governor

Mark O'Toole, Governor

Marylou Palumbo, Governor

Andrew Penziner, Governor

Jane Pikor, Governor

John Rule, Governor

Kathryn Shehade, 2nd Vice President

Fred Sherman, Alternate Trustee

April Silvia, Secretary

Brent Turner, Governor

  1. ^ a b "Awards honors". NATAS. Archived from the original on 2009-04-20. Retrieved 2010-07-10.Academy History
  2. ^ "Awards honors". NATAS. Archived from the original on 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2010-07-10.Board of Governors