COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Colleen Marshall and Mike Bowersock have been selected as this year’s Silver Circle Honorees by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Ohio Valley Chapter.

The prestigious award is given to individuals who have devoted at least 25 years to broadcasting, education and community service.

“Silver and Gold Circle members are honored for more than their longevity — they are honored for making an enduring contribution to the vitality of the television industry and for setting standards of achievement we can all hope to emulate,” said NATAS Ohio Valley Chapter president Jim Timmerman. “These honorees also give back to the community as mentors, educators and volunteers.”

Colleen came to NBC4 as a general assignment reporter in 1984 and was promoted to anchor of NBC4’s weekend news in 1987 and then to anchor of NBC4’s weekday news programs in 1992. Colleen won an Emmy for the health program “I Want To Go Home; A Journey Through Alzheimer’s” and she was nominated for an Emmy for the political program “NBC4’s The Spectrum,” both in 2013. She received the Associated Press Award for ” I Want To Go Home; A Journey Through Alzheimer’s” in 2012 and won an Associated Press Best Enterprise Reporting award for the news story “Ashville Drug Bust”in 2010.

Mike worked at NBC4 from 1989-1994 and from 2004-2016 before his death earlier this year in March. During his career, Mike was honored with four Emmys, five awards from The Associated Press, two from the Society of Professional Journalists, and one each from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Detroit-Windsor Metropolitan Christian Council and the Detroit Free Press. He was named the Best Street Reporter by the Free Press in 2000.

Barbara Deeb of WKU and Cherie Housley of OVNATAS are also named Silver Circle Honorees this year. All four will be recognized during the 52nd annual NATAS Ohio Valley Chapter Emmy Awards in August.What others are clicking on: