Silver Circle Awards

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The Silver Circle Award recognizes individuals who have worked with distinction in the television industry within the Suncoast Region of the State of Florida, the State of Louisiana, the Mobile, Alabama-Pensacola, Florida television market as well as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for a quarter of a century or more. The award is given to people who are worthy of recognition for the quality of their contribution to television in the Suncoast region. When the Regional Silver Circle award is voted, it is given at the annual Suncoast Regional EMMY® Awards ceremony.

The following 156 distinguished people are South Florida recipients of the Silver Circle Awards from 1989 when the awards started to now. The year that each person received the award is noted following their name.

Edward Adams 1993 Frank Forte 2010 Ari Odzer 2013
Mary Ross Agosta 2004 Teri Forbush 2015 Tony Oquendo 2003
Manuel Alvarez 2008 Dave Game 2001 Bernadette Pardo 2000
Jack Anderson 1993 Frank Gatto 1991 Raul Perez-Liste 2003
Edmund N. Ansin 1994 Michele Gillen 2008 Alan Perris 1995
Maria Celeste Arrarás 2013 Diana Gonzalez 2004 Lisa Petrillo 2016
Alina Mayo Azze 2007 Grant Gravitt, Sr. 1997 William Press 2004
Mark A. Baker 2015 John Hambrick 1990 Michael Putney 2002
Billy Barnes 2005 Joseph Harzinski 2016 Angela Gonzalez Ramos 2011
Maria Cristina Barros 2010 Ambrosio Hernandez 2011 Emilio R. Rangel 2013
Bill Bayer 1994 Connie Hicks 2002 Ralph Renick 1989
Jill Beach 1998 Jorge Hildalgo 2012 Manolo Reyes 1991
Bob Behar 1999 Jack Horkheimer 2007 Luis Fernandez Rocha 2012
Betsy and Bob Behrens 1996 Jeff Huff 2003 Al Rodrigues 1991
Guillermo Benites 1992 Stu Jacobs 2003 Eliott Rodriguez 2005
Dick Bergen 2007 Jack Kahn 2006 Teresa Rodriguez 2014
Irene Berman 1991 Paul Kangas 2005 Omar Romay 2016
Larry Berman 1992 Paul Kaniewski 2003 Bernie Rosen 1990
Doris Bernhardt 1992 Mario Kreutzberger 1993 Daniel Roujansky 2004
Jim Berry 2006 Kristi Krueger 2011 Nelly Rubio 2014
Jerrell W. Birdwell 1994 Esteban Lamela 1992 Bill Ryan 1990
Ann Bishop 1989 Marilys Llanos 2014 Marcelo Sanchez 2009
Joaquin Blaya 1996 John Lang 2009 Patricia San Pedro 2007
Dave Boylan 2012 Dwight Lauderdale 1998 Ike Seamans 2000
Bill Brazill 1989 Robert Leider 2001 Tony Segreto 1995
Jim Brosemer 1993 Richard Lobo 1992 Willard Shepard 2016
Clifton Brown 2004 Mark Londner 2001 Don Shula 1991
Don Browne 2000 Mac MacDonald 2004 Helga Silva 2012
Carmel Cafiero 1997 Ron Magill 2011 Bob Soper 1999
Leticia Callava 2001 Diane Magnum 2007 Graham Simmons 2001
Spero Canton 2010 Spears Mallis 1989 Craig Stevens 2014
Carl Cassimir 2009 Emilio Marrero 2015 Gordon A. Stevens 1992
Abel Castillo 2007 Omar Marchant 1994 Francisco “Cisco” Suarez 2015
Carolyn Cefalo 2008 Manuel Martinez 2014 Al Sunshine 2000
Jimmy Cefalo 2007 Bob Mayer 2001 Mel Taylor 2012
Harvey Cohen 1993 John Mays 2010 Hank Tester 2005
Carlos Corrales 2009 Peter McCoy 2011 Todd Tongen 2009
Kathleen Corso 2011 Jim McLaughlin 2005 John Turchin 2013
Lori Davis 2013 Jack Metzger 1994 Molly Turner 1989
Bert Delgado 2009 Kelley Mitchell 2016 Ileana Varela 2008
Bert Delgado, Jr. 2010 (awarded posthumously) Roberto Vizcon 2013
José Diaz-Balart 2010 Fred Mooke 1993 Judy Wallace 1989
Ardyth Diercks 2011 Claudio Muns 2005 Rodney Ward 2002
Peter G. D’Oench 2010 Rafael Murciano 2008 Steve Wasserman 2012
George Dooley 1995 Paul Nagel, Jr. 1991 Bob Weaver 1990
Glen Eklund 2006 Gary Nelson 2002 Mindy Welch 2006
Jeanne Eklund 2006 Jackie Nespral 2015 Oscar Welch 1995
Allan Farrell 2016 Don Noe 2001 Kerry Weston 2014
Jim Farrell 2007 Bryan Norcross 2003 Michael Williams 2008
Wayne Farris 2002 César Ricardo Núñez 2015 Bernie Wimmers 1995
Steven P. Flanagan 2000 Linda O’Bryon 2000 Mike Zimmer 2006
Charlie Folds 1991 Ed O’Dell 2002 Chuck Zink 1990

 

In 2003, the Board of Governors voted to give a Regional Silver Circle Award to television professionals who work within the Suncoast Chapter’s assigned geographic territory, but outside of South Florida. When voted, these awards are presented at the annual Suncoast Emmy® Awards presentation. The following sixteen distinguished people are recipients of the Silver Circle. The city of service follows the name of each recipient and the year in which they received the Award. 

Jose Miguel Agrelot, San Juan 2006
Jose Cancela, San Juan 2015
Paquito Cordero, San Juan 2003
Mike Deeson, Tampa – St. Petersburg 2009
Peter A. Delis, Orlando – Daytona Beach 2010
Greg Fox, Orlando – Daytona Beach 2014 

Carmen Jovet, San Juan 2011 
Brian Lucas, New Orleans 2008 
Jacobo Morales, San Juan 2006 
Tommy Muniz, San Juan 2004 
Lissette Campos-Perez, Tampa 2013 
Tony Pipitone, Orlando – Daytona Beach 2010 
Mark Potter, Miami/worldwide 2012 
Carlos Rigau, Miami/worldwide 2013 
Kerry Sanders, Miami/worldwide 2011 
Gail Sierens, Orlando – Daytona Beach 2014
Danny Treanor, Orlando – Daytona Beach 2016