Dan Rather, John Quiñones, David Martin to Be Honored by National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

By A.J. Katz 

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has tapped former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather, ABC News What Would You Do? host and correspondent John Quiñones , and CBS News national security correspondent David Martin to be inducted into its Gold Circle honor society.

NATAS’ 2023 Gold and Silver Circle inductees will be recognized at the 44th Annual News & Documentary Emmys on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 in New York.

The Gold and Silver Circle inductees “are exceptional professionals who have performed distinguished service within the television industry, setting standards for achievement, mentoring, leadership and professional accolades for 50 or 25 years, respectively,” NATAS said in a statement. “They represent the best and brightest in the industry.”


2023 Silver Circle inductees include ABC News president Kim Godwin, CNBC svp of operations Steve Fastook, CBS Sunday Morning executive producer Rand Morrison, ABC News senior national correspondent Steve Osunsami, NBC News editor Thomas Snowden and Meruelo Media president and CEO Otto Padron.

This piggybacks off the NATAS’ recent announcement that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will be a Lifetime Achievement Honoree at the 44th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

CNN Worldwide leads all news organizations this year with 47 News & Documentary Emmy nominations (45 for CNN, 2 for CNN en Español), while Vice News follows with 30, including a whopping 28 for Vice News Tonight, which was canceled this past spring. ABC News has 27 nominations, PBS has 26, NBC News and MSNBC combined for 21 nominations, CBS News with 20. BBC World News and Newsy earned two apiece, and The Weather Channel earned one.