Seven veterans of the Chicago broadcasting industry are headed for the Silver Circle. At an Apr. 24 event at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago, the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will induct seven 2009 honorees into its Silver Circle, which honors outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to their local television market.
Those slated to join the Silver Circle this year are: Elizabeth Brackett, WTTW-Channel 11 correspondent, host and reporter; Marcia Danits, CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2 and CBS network courtroom artist; Paul Davis, veteran broadcaster and newsroom administrator; Arne Harris (posthumous), former Tribune Co.-owned WGN Chicago Cubs producer and director; Robin Robinson, Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32 news anchor; James Stricklin, former NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5 news cameraman and documentary videographer, and Jerry Taft, ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 meteorologist. A list of all previous Silver Circle honorees can be found at www.chicagoemmyonline.org.