Rich Paleski has been named director of broadcast operations and engineering at WCBS-WLNY, CBS’ duopoly in New York.
It is a move within CBS for Paleski, who has worked in the same role at KYW-WPSG in Philadelphia since 2002. While in Philly, he oversaw the launch of the duopoly’s high definition facilities in 2007.
Before joining KYW-WPSG, Paleski worked at WFOR in Miami and WNYW in New York City, where he spent 16 years as an engineer. He also worked for Fox News Service as its engineer-in-charge of the 1992 and 1996 political conventions.
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RICH PALESKI NAMED DIRECTOR OF BROADCAST OPERATIONS
AND ENGINEERING, WCBS-TV AND WLNY-TV
Rich Paleski has been named Director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering at WCBS-TV (CBS 2) and WLNY-TV (Channels 10/55) in New York. The announcement was made today by Jeff Birch, Vice President, Engineering, CBS Television Stations, to whom Paleski reports.
Paleski joins CBS 2 and WLNY 10/55 after holding the same position at KYW-TV and WPSG-TV, the CBS-owned stations in Philadelphia, since 2002. While in Philadelphia, Paleski supervised the design and construction of the stations’ high-definition facility, which opened in 2007. He was also responsible for designing the CBS 3 Mobile Weather Lab, the market’s first state-of-the-art weather station on wheels.
Earlier this year, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers presented Paleski with their Distinguished Service Award.
Paleski began his broadcast career in 1981 as a UHF transmitter engineer and encoded video specialist for WWHT in Newark, New Jersey. In 1983, he began pro-bono work on a special project for the New Jersey State Library, which was researching a method to distribute a radio reading service for people with impaired vision. Paleski designed an efficient and cost effective method to convert consumer receivers to work as private listening devices.
In 1985, Paleski joined WNYW-TV in New York City, where he spent 16 years as an engineer who specialized in electronic news gathering and DTV. He was involved in some of the earliest tests of the feasibility of digital microwave in midtown Manhattan. He also worked for Fox News Service as its engineer-in-charge for coverage of the 1992 and 1996 political conventions. In 2000, Paleski joined the CBS Television Stations group as Director of Engineering at WFOR-TV in Miami.
A native of New Jersey, Paleski, his wife, Keitha, and their two children reside in Woodland Park, New Jersey.