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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2010
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Dennis Wharton
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Skip Pizzi Joins NAB Science and Technology Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters announced today the hiring of Skip Pizzi as director, digital strategies. Pizzi, who will join NAB on December 20, will report to Lynn Claudy, senior vice president of Science and Technology.

"Skip Pizzi is a highly respected technology expert in the digital media space," said Claudy. "His unique combination of experience, insight, and analytical skills will be a significant asset to radio and television broadcasters as they continue to develop, execute and refine their digital strategies, and we are very excited to have him join us."

Most recently, Skip Pizzi was technology editor at Radio Ink magazine, and a media technology consultant for U.S. and international broadcasters, government agencies, educational institutions, foundations and manufacturers.

Pizzi has served in engineering and technology management roles in both the broadcasting and new media industries. He began his technical career at NPR, and later contributed to numerous, high profile digital media efforts during more than a decade of work at Microsoft Corporation, as well as representing the company in domestic and international technical standards development organizations.

Pizzi has been an active broadcast technology trade journalist, editor and author since the early 1980s. The author of two books (Digital Radio Basics, an early text on digital radio broadcasting, and more recently co-author of Audio Over IP), he has also contributed to the NAB Engineering Handbook and other technical books, and served as editor, editor-in-chief and contributing editor for several well known broadcast industry trade journals.

Skip Pizzi is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he studied Electrical Engineering, International Economics and Fine Arts.

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