Chuck Dages New Board Chairman For National TV Academy

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Chuck Dages

The former Warner Bros. executive is expected to take a hands-on role while the search continues for a new president

Charles “Chuck” Dages has been named Chairman of the Board of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the group that presents the News & Documentary, Sports and Daytime Emmys, among others.

According to an announcement Wednesday, Dages  will be involved in NATAS programming, sponsorship and marketing and increasing the group’s recognition in TV and media industries.

He is expected to take a hands on role well beyond what the honorary role of a chairman usually involves.

NATAS has not had a CEO since Paul Price left in 2009. Since then Carolyn Grippi servced as COO and CFO, but she left three months ago.

Paul Pillitteri, the group’s former director of communications, is now serving as acting COO; and even with the appointment of Dages he is expected to continue in that role.

NATAS has been searching for a new President, who may also be CEO, and has interviewed candidates but at present, says a spokesman, they do not have an active candidate for the job. has been searching for a new President, who may also be CEO, and has interviewed candidates.

Dages replaces Malachy Wienges, an Arizona broadcaster, who as chairman had been helping guide NATAS since it last had a CEO. Wienges is now Chairman Emeritus.

NATAS, based in New York, is separate from the Television Academy in Los Angeles which gives out the Creative Arts and Primetime Emmys. 

Dages is a former Warner Bros. executive. During nearly 20 years at the studio he was involved in technology for production, post-production and distribution of features, TV and interactive. He left Warner Bros. in March 2013.

He also directed Warner Bros. involvement with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, a partnership between the studio and the U.S. State Department, which earned him the Global Business Coalition Award.

He is also a longtime member of NATAS, where he most recently served as co-chair of the awards committee. He has been involved with the Technology & Engineering Emmys, which NATAS presents, since 1985.

Next up for NATAS are the News & Documentary Awards, which are presented in September.