Joe Addalia has been promoted to vice president of broadcast technology for Hearst Television.
Addalia was the director of technology projects for the station group. In his new role, he will have expanded responsibilities focused on the discovery, sourcing, and implementation of new technologies applicable to the company’s television operations. He’ll continue to report to Stefan Hadl, senior vice president, broadcast engineering & technology.
“For years, Joe has been an instrumental member of Hearst Television’s technology team, working with technology partners to ensure our company is well positioned to capitalize on the rapid evolution of content gathering, creation, and delivery,” said Hearst Television president Jordan Wertlieb. “The speed of change and our company’s commitment to be on the forefront of the industry requires leadership, and Joe has always represented our group exceptionally — and will continue to do even more in his new role, working closely with Stefan and our leaders across Hearst Television.”
“Joe’s passion and knowledge of the technology impacting our business and industry is and will continue to be a vital resource as we move the company into the future,” Hadl said. “The entire Hearst Television technology leadership team is committed to success. I could not be prouder of the team leading our engineering and technology efforts.”
Addalia joined Hearst Television in 2006 when Hearst bought Emmis Communications, owner of WKCF in Orlando, where he is based. Before joining Hearst Television, Addalia was Emmis Communications’ corporate director of engineering technology, responsible for researching and pinpointing technology for the company’s 16 television and 25 radio stations, among other duties. Before that, he was corporate director of engineering for New Jersey-based broadcaster Press Communications LLC, where he designed and constructed the studio and transmission facilities for WKCF, which Emmis purchased from Press Communications in 1999, as well as the group’s radio facilities located in New Jersey and Florida. He started working at WKCF in 1988 as the station’s chief engineer.