Craig Stevens and five other local TV news vets were awarded the Silver Circle award for excellence last night. The award is awarded to distinguished individuals who have contributed a quarter of a century or more of exemplary excellence to the television industry. Stevens has 25 years in the news business, 20 of which he has spent with Sunbeam television, mostly at WSVN with a short stint at WHDH form 1997 to 1999.
Five other local TV news vets were awarded a Silver Circle as well
Manuel Martinez, President of Telemundo stations and former WTVJ NBC 6 general manager
Marilys Llanos, senior reporter for WSCV Telemundo 51
Nelly Rubio WFOR/WBFS Director of Community & Public Relations. She founded the station’s Neighbors 4 Neighbors non-profit organization after Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida.
Teresa Rodriguez co-anchor of Aqui y Ahora on Univision and the first woman to host a national prime-time Spanish-language newscast.
Kerry Weston WPLG Local 10 Assignment Desk planner
The event included a special appearance by the very young and fresh former WFOR reporter, and current ABC News reporter, Gio Benitez right from Dianne Sawyer’s seat
— Darcy Tannebaum (@dt007) May 5, 2014
The awards were given out last evening during a formal reception at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel.
— Rocío Hernandez (@JustRocco) May 4, 2014