Programs and Events


Storytelling Webinar:

Writing/Storytelling- Wayne Friedman- Sat., November 15th
I'm the bald-headed reporter who likes to shoot many of my own stories. It's what I have always done. My book, It Takes More Than Good Looks to Succeed at Television News Reporting, now in its Second Edition, is required reading for major college journalism programs in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Since 1990, I have conducted more than one-hundred narrative writing and visual storytelling seminars for newsrooms and national organizations in the United States and overseas. Many people know me as the recipient of fifty-one Emmy(R) awards. I earned thirteen of them for Writing, and fourteen others in the category of On Camera News Talent. There have been other multiple Emmy(R) awards in the categories of Breaking News, Feature Reporting, Feature Series, Sports Reporting, and News Programming Special. I am also a member of the Northern California chapter's Silver Circle. In 2011, I received my 50th Emmy(R) award for shooting and editing my own stories as a multi-media journalist. After the 51st, I retired from that competition, and now encourage others. Link to RSVP for Webinar:

"Meet the Pittsburgh News Directors"- L to R: David Solomon, NATAS President (WQED Multimedia), NATAS Executive Director, Mike Oliveira (WPXI), Anne Linaberger (KDKA), Darryl Ford Williams (WQED Multimedia), Justin Antoniotti (WTAE), Moderator Michael Bartley (WQED Multimedia)


Thursday, October 23, 2014- “Meet the Pittsburgh News Directors”

News Directors from the major stations in Pittsburgh will take part in a panel discussion on trends in the industry.  Hear directly from the decision makers on the importance of social media, how they determine coverage for their stations and other topics relevant in the broadcasting arena. To register, click here.

  • Event location: Engineers Society, 337 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Registration begins 11:00am, program 11:30-1:00pm
  • Cost is $25 for members ($30 for non-members), students $15
  • Lunch included
  • Open to media and communication professionals and students
  • Speakers are the heads of the news and content departments in Pittsburgh
  • Learn how to get media coverage, industry trends
  • RSVP by Monday, October 20

Panelists include:

  • Justin Antoniotti, News Director, WTAE-TV
  • Darryl Ford Williams, VP of Content, WQED Multimedia
  • Anne Linaberger, News Director, KDKA-TV
  • Mike Oliviera, News Director, WPXI-TV
  • Moderator: Michael Bartley, WQED Multimedia

Meet the Philadelphia News Directors: Read about coverage on PhillyChitChat

Left to Right: Anzio Williams, Jim Driscoll, Lori Doyle (Drexel), Al Tedesco (Drexel), Susan Schiller, Chris Satullo and Tom Davis

Meet the News Directors in Philadelphia- January 8, 2014, 8:00am-10:00am
NATAS Mid-Atlantic and Drexel University co-hosted a panel discussion with the News Directors from the Philadelphia region. It was a unique opportunity to hear from the decision makers about news trends, the challenges of covering news in the region and the importance of social media. The panel was moderated by Susan Buehler, Bellevue Communications, a NATAS Mid-Atlantic Past President.
The panel includes:

Tom Davis, 6ABC
Jim Driscoll, FOX29
Chris Satullo, WHYY
Susan Schiller, CBS3
Anzio Williams, NBC10
Moderated by Susan Buehler, Bellevue Communications

Left to Right: Bernie Prazenica, Rob Royal, Lori Doyle, Al Tedesco, Susan Buehler, Tom Davis

2013/2012 Programs
Drexel University Celebrates 60 Years of "Today" with Jane Pauley, Steve Friedman and Stephen Battaglio

When: Monday, January 23, 6:30pm
Where: Bossone Reasearch Center, 3140 Market Street, Philadelphia
Who: Former "Today" Anchor Jane Pauley, Former EP Steve Friedman and author Stephen Battaglio

Music in TV, Games and Film: A GRAMMY® Professional Development Event

A look at how music makers connect and work with music supervisors, film directors and game developers. 

Saturday, Jan. 14 from 1-6pm, Registration & Check-in at Noon
Discounted fee of just $15 for NATAS Members. Contact Tara Faccenda for the discount code. Registration at, Philadelphia


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2011 Programs
To register for the 2011 seminar "I Want a Job in Media", please click here. The event will be held at CBS3, 1555 Hamilton Street in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 16.

2011 Emmy ® on the Road (NATAS Networking) dates:
March 14-5pm-7pm, Lidia's Pittsburgh, 1400 Smallman St., Pittsburgh
March 16- 9:30am, NBC Philadelphia, 10 Monument Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA
March 25- 2pm, WBRE-TV, 62 Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA
March 30- 6pm-8pm, Temple University, Annenberg Hall
April 5- 7pm-8:30pm, WLVT, 123 Sesame St., Bethlehem, PA
April 7- 6pm-8pm, Joe's Crab Shack, Wilmington, DE
April 13- 5:30-7:30pm, Gigi's in Olde City, Philadelphia

2010 Programs/Events

For information on our Emmy® Nomination Parties and the Emmy® Awards, please click "Emmy Awards" above to be directed to that information.

Thank you to our panelists for the 2010 "I Want a Job in Media: Now What?" seminar held at CBS3. Panelists gave great advice to dozens of students from the Philadelphia area who attended.

Panelists included (L to R): Bruce Gordon (FOX29), Cesar Aldama (CBS3/CW Philly), Nicole Brewer (CBS3/CW Philly), Dan Stamm (NBC10) and Andrew Susskind (Drexel University).

In addition to the annual Emmy Ceremony, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter is dedicated to providing workshops, seminars and other events for our members. Exciting professional seminars, NATAS networking events and student seminars and scholarship programs are being planned for 2010. We are grateful to our 2009 sponsors for their support: Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute at Drexel University and the Paul F. Harron Graduate Program in Television Management at Drexel University. For information on all programs and Cinema Club, contact Tara Faccenda at (610) 859-8886 or by e-mail .

Payment for any NATAS event can be made by check made payable to "NATAS Mid-Atlantic" or with a credit card payment via PayPal.