One of our very own board members and broadcast veteran earned a prestigious honor earlier this month.

Rich Newberg, a board member of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association and former Senior Correspondent for WIVB-TV, has been inducted into The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences New York Chapter into the Silver Circle.

The Silver Circle is a high and distinct honor for those who have worked in the broadcasting industry for at least 25 years and have made significant contributions to New York television.

Newberg has been one of the leads on the Buffalo Broadcasters Association’s project to digitize newsfilm from the 60s and 70s. Newberg recently presented the association’s project at the Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference in Baltimore, Maryland and is working with schools to develop curricular materials celebrating Buffalo’s broadcasting history.

Newberg received the award on Friday, December 6 at The Friars Club in New York City. Also receiving the Silver Circle Award were Robert de Poto from MSG Networks, David Ushery from WNBC-TV, Rolman Vergara from Univision 41, Roma Torre from NY1, Carol Silva from News 12 Networks, Susan Haskins-Doloff from Theater Talk, Joel Goldberg from WCBS-TV, and Laura Hand from WSTM-TV.

Receiving the Gold Circle Award, which honors those with a half century or more of contributions to the broadcasting field included Steven Jacobowitz from WABC-TV and Joan Ganz Cooney from Sesame Workshop.

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