Silver Circle Awards

The 29th Annual Suncoast Silver Circle Awards were presented on Sunday, April 30, 2017 during an afternoon reception and luncheon at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale. This was the 29th consecutive year that these awards have been given in South Florida. Read more.

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 Mary Ross Agosta 2004 Manuel Alvarez 2008
Jack Anderson 1993 Edmund N. Ansin 1994 Maria Celeste Arrarás 2013
Alina Mayo Azze 2007 Mark A. Baker 2015 Billy Barnes 2005
Maria Cristina Barros 2010 Bill Bayer 1994 Jill Beach 1998
Bob Behar 1999 Betsy and Bob Behrens 1996 Guillermo Benites 1992
Dick Bergen 2007 Irene Berman 1991 Larry Berman 1992
Doris Bernhardt 1992 Jim Berry 2006 Jerrell W. Birdwell 1994
Ann Bishop 1989 Joaquin Blaya 1996 Dave Boylan 2012
Bill Brazill 1989 Jim Brosemer 1993 Clifton Brown 2004
Don Browne 2000 Carmel Cafiero 1997 Leticia Callava 2001
Spero Canton 2010 Jorge H. Carballo 2017 Carl Cassimir 2009
Abel Castillo 2007 Carolyn Cefalo 2008 Jimmy Cefalo 2007
J David Choate 2017 Harvey Cohen 1993 Carlos Corrales 2009
Kathleen Corso 2011 Lori Davis 2013 Bert Delgado 2009
Bert Delgado, Jr. 2010 José Diaz-Balart 2010 Ardyth Diercks 2011
Peter G. D’Oench 2010 George Dooley 1995 Glen Eklund 2006
Jeanne Eklund 2006 Allan Farrell 2016 Jim Farrell 2007
Wayne Farris 2002 Steven P. Flanagan 2000 Charlie Folds 1991
Frank Forte 2010 Teri Forbush 2015 Dave Game 2001
Frank Gatto 1991 Michele Gillen 2008 Diana Gonzalez 2004
Grant Gravitt, Sr. 1997 John Hambrick 1990 Joseph Harzinski 2016
Ambrosio Hernandez 2011 Connie Hicks 2002 Jorge Hildalgo 2012
Jack Horkheimer 2007 Jeff Huff 2003 Stu Jacobs 2003
Jack Kahn 2006 Paul Kangas 2005 Paul Kaniewski 2003
Mario Kreutzberger 1993 Kristi Krueger 2011 Esteban Lamela 1992
Marilys Llanos 2014 John Lang 2009 Dwight Lauderdale 1998
Robert Leider 2001 Richard Lobo 1992 Mark Londner 2001
Mac MacDonald 2004 Ron Magill 2011 Diane Magnum 2007
Spears Mallis 1989 Emilio Marrero 2015 Omar Marchant 1994
Manuel Martinez 2014 Bob Mayer 2001 John Mays 2010
Peter McCoy 2011 Jim McLaughlin 2005 Jack Metzger 1994
Kelley Mitchell 2016 (awarded posthumously) Fred Mooke 1993
Claudio Muns 2005 Rafael Murciano 2008 Paul Nagel, Jr. 1991
Gary Nelson 2002 Jackie Nespral 2015 Don Noe 2001
Bryan Norcross 2003 César Ricardo Núñez 2015 Linda O’Bryon 2000
Ed O’Dell 2002 Ari Odzer 2013 Larry Olevitch 2017
Tony Oquendo 2003 Bernadette Pardo 2000 Sandra Peebles 2017
Raul Perez-Liste 2003 Alan Perris 1995 Lisa Petrillo 2016
William Press 2004 Michael Putney 2002 Angela Gonzalez Ramos 2011
Emilio R. Rangel 2013 Ralph Renick 1989 Manolo Reyes 1991
Luis Fernandez Rocha 2012 Al Rodrigues 1991 Eliott Rodriguez 2005
Teresa Rodriguez 2014 Omar Romay 2016 Bernie Rosen 1990
Daniel Roujansky 2004 Nelly Rubio 2014 Bill Ryan 1990
Marcelo Sanchez 2009 Patricia San Pedro 2007 Ike Seamans 2000
Tony Segreto 1995 Craig Setzer 2017 Willard Shepard 2016
Don Shula 1991 Helga Silva 2012 Bob Soper 1999
Graham Simmons 2001 Craig Stevens 2014 Gordon A. Stevens 1992
Francisco “Cisco” Suarez 2015 Al Sunshine 2000 Mel Taylor 2012
Hank Tester 2005 Lois Thome 2017 Todd Tongen 2009
John Turchin 2013 Molly Turner 1989 Ileana Varela 2008
Roberto Vizcon 2013 Judy Wallace 1989 Rodney Ward 2002
Steve Wasserman 2012 Bob Weaver 1990 Mindy Welch 2006
Oscar Welch 1995 Kerry Weston 2014 Michael Williams 2008
Bernie Wimmers 1995 Mike Zimmer 2006 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