National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
|Headquarters||New York, New York|
|Area served||Television industry|
|Product(s)||Daytime Emmy Awards|
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences or NATAS was created in 1955 to advance the arts and sciences of television. Headquartered in New York, NATAS's membership is national and the organization has local chapters around the country. It was also known as the National Television Academy until 2007.
One of its past presidents, Don DeFore, was instrumental in arranging for the Emmy Awards to be broadcast on national TV for the first time on March 7, 1955. Other past presidents include John Cannon, Peter Price and Frank Radice.
NATAS distributes Emmy Awards in various categories including "Daytime", "Sports", "News and Documentary", and "Public Service".
NATAS also supervised the primetime Emmy Awards until a split between the East and West memberships in the 1970s led to a separate agency, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. ATAS supervises the primetime and Los Angeles area Emmys, while NATAS is in charge of the other Emmy honors. In 2007, the organization spawned a peer organization dedicated to new media, called the National Academy of Media Arts & Sciences (NAMAS).
Local chapters organize award ceremonies of their own handing out Emmy statues similar to those given out at the national ceremonies.
|chapter name||major markets included||areas included|
|Boston / New England||Boston, Hartford & New Haven||Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine and parts of north east New York state|
|Chicago / Midwest||Chicago, Peoria-Bloomington, South Bend-Elkhart, Green Bay-Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee||Illinois, Wisconsin|
|Heartland Chapter||Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita/Hutchinson, Omaha, Colorado Springs/Pueblo||Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma|
|Lone Star||Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston||Texas|
|Lower Great Lakes||Cleveland, Indianapolis, Toledo||Indiana, parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania|
|Mid-America||St. Louis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Springfield, Shreveport||Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, parts of Louisiana, Indiana, and Kansas|
|Mid Atlantic||Philadelphia, Pittsburgh||Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey|
|Nashville / Midsouth||Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, Nashville, Greensboro-H.Point-W.Salem||North Carolina, Tennessee, some southern portions of Virginia and Kentucky, northern portions of Mississippi and Alabama|
|National Capital / Chesapeake Bay||Washington DC, Baltimore, Norfolk-Portsmth-Newpt Nws, Richmond, Roanoke||Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and parts of Pennsylvania|
|New York||New York City||New York, New Jersey|
|Ohio Valley||Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville||Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, parts of Indiana and Illinois|
|Pacific Southwest||San Diego, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, and Las Vegas||southern (outside of Los Angeles) and western California and southern Nevada|
|Los Angeles||Los Angeles||Los Angeles|
|Mountain / Southwest||Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, Flagstaff||Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona|
|San Francisco / Northern CA||San Francisco-Oak-San Jose, Sacramento-Stkton-Modesto, Reno||Northern California and Nevada|
|Northwest||Seattle-Tacoma, Portland||Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho|
|Southeast||Atlanta, Birmingham, Columbia||Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina|
|Suncoast||Tampa-St. Pete, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Bch-Melbrn, New Orleans, Tallahassee||Florida and Southern Louisiana and Alabama|
|Upper Midwest||Minneapolis-St. Paul||North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, parts of Nebraska|