News 12's Carol Silva inducted into NATAS Silver Circle

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On the heels of returning to the anchor desk after a cancer diagnosis, and just two weeks before her retirement, News 12 Long Island's Carol Silva was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter's Silver Circle.

This year, the NATAS is inducting 11 individuals into the prestigious Gold & Silver Circles. Both are made up of an elite group of professionals who have made significant contributions to New York Television. According to the NATAS, the Silver Circle recognizes individuals who have devoted a quarter of a century or more to the television industry, while the Gold Circle honors those legends whose contributions span 50 years or more.

During the ceremony, Silva was introduced by her friends and colleagues, News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen and Elisa DiStefano. The ceremony was held at the The Friars Club in New York City, and Silva was surrounded by her family, friends and News 12 colleagues.

Watch Carol being inducted below.

Check out the photos below!

In June, Silva was inducted into the Long Island Press Club's Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame, on the same day she announced her retirement from the News 12 anchor desk after 33 years.

In October, Silva announced on social media that she was diagnosed with stage four cancer. During the two months that followed, Silva underwent surgery and treatment. She returned to the News 12 Long Island anchor desk on Dec. 2, three weeks before her official retirement on Dec. 20.

Joining Silva in the Silver Circle this year are Robert de Poto, of MSG Networks, Joel Goldberg, of WCBS-TV/CBS Television Stations, Laura Hand, retired from WSTM-TV, Susan Haskins-Doloff, of Theater Talk, Rich Newberg, retired from WIVB-TV, Roma Torre, of NY1, David Ushery, of WNBC-TV and Rolman Vergara, of Univision 41.

Click here for more information about the Silver and Gold Circle ceremony.

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