ATLANTA -- 11Alive General Manager John Deushane has been inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Science Southeast chapter's prestigious 2017 Silver Circle.

Deushane received the award Friday evening, Sept. 8, during a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead.

The award honors a dedication to the television industry and is "reserved for those who persevere in an industry known for change." Inductees for the Silver Circle have had at least 25 years of experience in the field and have helped "shape the past, present, and continue to influence the future of the broadcast industry."

Deushane, who has headed WXIA/11Alive and WATL as president and general manager since June 2010, has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He was formerly chief operating office for Granite Broadcasting Corporation in New York.

He previously served as senior vice president of Granite Broadcasting; president and general manager at KSEE-TV in Fresno, Calif.; and president and general manager at WEEK-TV in Peoria, Ill. He earlier worked for Price Communications Corporation in various positions, including president and general manager at KRCG-TV in Jefferson City, Mo.

Deushane received his Bachelor of Science degree, with a double major of Journalism and Broadcast Management, from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. He graduated magna cum laude.

He has held board of director positions with numerous associations and currently serves on the boards of the Atlanta Business League, The Carter Center, Georgia Association of Broadcasters, CURE Childhood Cancer, and the Junior League of Atlanta.

Deushane joins several other current and former employees of WXIA who have also been inducted into the NATAS Gold and Silver Circle including, Kevin Rowson, 2016, Jerry Carnes 2105, Jeff Hullinger, 2015, Jeff Reid, 2015, Keith Whitney, 2014, Phil Humes, 2014, Paul Crawley, 2013, Donna Lowry, 2013, and Jon Shirek, 2013.