Skip Pizzi is Vice President, Technology Education and Outreach at the National Association of Broadcasters, where he manages the organization’s technical education efforts. His career has spanned the broadcast and new-media industries, with 13 years as an engineer and technology manager at NPR, and 11 years in various media-related technical and technology policy posts at Microsoft. He also served as an editor at Broadcast Engineering magazine and a columnist, contributor or editor for numerous other publications. He continues to act as a technology journalist and author today.
His most recent book is “A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers,” 4th edition, and he is an Associate Editor for the "NAB Engineering Handbook," 11th edition, both published by Focal Press. Skip has also worked in the media standards area, and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Advanced Television Standards Committee (ATSC) Technology Group 3 (TG3), which is developing the ATSC 3 (“Next Gen TV”) standard. He is also former Chair of the S31 Specialist Group on ATSC 3.0 System Requirements, and the Audio Testing Coordinator for ATSC 3.0. He received the ATSC’s Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award (ATSC’s highest technical honor) in 2017. Skip is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he studied Electrical Engineering, International Economics and Fine Arts.