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Welcome to the Chicago/Midwest Chapter

As part of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, we are the standard bearers for excellence in the television broadcasting industry and the gatekeepers of the prestigious EMMY Awards in our region.  Our Chapter was founded in 1958 (see videos from 50 years ago) after an expansion call by then National President, Ed Sullivan. We are one of the largest and most senior local chapters in the country, with a proud history of innovation and excellence in the field of broadcast television and beyond.


Markets Covered

Our members come from all areas of the industry and include the following markets:

Chicago, Illinois
Peoria-Bloomington, Illinois
Rockford, Illinois
South Bend-Elkhart, Indiana
Green Bay-Appleton, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wausau-Rhinelander, Wisconsin

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We are the only professional association representing television professionals from all disciplines of the industry, serving as the common meeting ground for those individuals dedicated to advancing the arts and science of television. Join us and make a solid investment in yourself, your career and your industry. And, because you get great savings along with your membership, it’s a real value, too! Join Here