Full Name
Fred Engel
Job Title
Chief Technology Officer
PBS North Carolina
Speaker Bio
Fred Engel, Chief Technology Officer at PBS North Carolina, has been in the broadcast industry since graduating from Ferris State University in 1978. He spent 27 years at WTTW Chicago rising from an engineering maintenance technician to Vice President of Technology. He spent three years with a Systems Integration firm in Chicago as Vice President of Broadcasting, joined Kentucky Educational Television (KET) in 2010 as Senior Director of Technology and in 2016 took a similar role with UNC-TV in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Fred and his team in Chicago received a Midwest Emmy award for the design and construction of WTTW’s Digital Broadcast Operations Center. At PBS North Carolina he and his team won the 2017 NAB Pilot Innovation Grant competition for Digital Paging over Public Broadcasting using ATSC 3.0/NextGenTV. He holds a Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE) certification with the Society of Broadcast Engineers. He has served on the FCC Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), had a six-year tenure with the PBS Enterprise Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC), participates in various PBS ETAC Working Groups, and served on the AWARN Steering Committee.”
Fred Engel