Me and My Emmy

Me and My Emmy: Bill DeRonde

  • Corey Nickols

Primetime Emmy Tally: Five

How He Got the Gold: As picture editor for The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (HBO), 2011's Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour (HBO), The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert in 2010 (HBO), American Idol in 2008 (Fox) and A Supernatural Evening with Santana in 2000 (Fox).

Now for the Noms: DeRonde has been nominated 10 times.

Santana Surprise: "I have attended the Emmy Awards five times. Each nomination and win is meaningful. My first win, for a Carlos Santana concert on Fox, was completely unexpected, so it was a fun, emotional experience."

Mighty Mantle: "I keep all the Emmys in my bedroom on the fireplace mantle. I am extraordinarily proud of the work that each statue represents. They inspire me daily to give my best effort with each project in a field where my talented peers set the highest standards."

Go-to Getup: "I bought my tux in 2000 for my first Emmy Awards show. It still fits, so I wear it!"

This Way Up: "I was a musician who dreamt about a career in music. I began mixing for groups at a local studio. I had an opportunity to learn to edit and fell in love. As the years progressed, I set higher goals and have been fortunate to achieve much of what I envisioned. I am living the dream and could not be more grateful."

Job Well Done: "While I find incredible energy from editing music shows, the best part of my job is helping our workforce [at Sim, where DeRonde is president of postproduction] realize our potential. We embrace every show with a personal touch, and we deliver our best with honest effort and enthusiasm. That feeling that I — that we — have made a difference for clients remains the hallmark of the job."


This article originally appeared in emmy magazine, Issue No. 3, 2019