The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has unveiled the 2023 Gold & Silver Circle inductees, who will be feted at the second annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards on December 17.
New Gold Circle inductees are producer and executive producer Peter Engel (Saved By the Bell, One World); actor, producer, public relations director, manager and talent booker David Newell (Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, My Tale of Two Cities); and producer, creator, innovator and mentor Fred Seibert (Adventure Time, The Fairly OddParents).
Silver Circle inductees are Vicki Ariyasu, senior VP of content, education and inclusion at Disney Branded Television; Ellen Doherty, chief creative officer of Fred Rogers Productions and executive producer (Cyberchase, Odd Squad); David Kleeman, strategist, analyst, author, speaker and connector around children’s media; Carol-Lynn Parente, executive producer (Sesame Street); Andrea Romano, casting/voice director (Batman Beyond, Pinky and the Brain); Tom Ruegger, creator, executive producer and writer (Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures); and Tara Sorensen, head of children’s programming at Apple TV+.
“This year’s Gold and Silver honorees are recognized for their outstanding and ongoing contributions to family entertainment,” said Adam Sharp, NATAS’s president and CEO. “Their excellence as storytellers has entertained and informed viewers for generations. We look forward to celebrating each of them.”