Addalia, Joe

Joe Addalia

Director, Technology Projects at Hearst Television

Joe Addalia is the Director of Technology Projects for Hearst Television, Inc. and in his roll is responsible for new technology discovery and implementation surrounding television workflows including News Technology and Broadcast Operations Technology. Joe joined Hearst with the purchase of WKCF (TV) in 2006 and is based in Orlando Florida. Additionally, Joe’s responsibilities also include the Broadcast related technology for HTV’s Digital Media Group including Live Streaming Video, Mobile, Interactive TV, Second Screen and Multicasting. Joe is also HTV’s representative on industry technology committees. Before joining Hearst Television, Addalia was The Corporate Director of Engineering Technology for Emmis Communications and was responsible for researching and pinpointing technology for the company’s 16 Television and 25 Radio stations as well as overseeing the southeast stations. In addition, Joe was the design engineer behind the Emmis Centralcasting Model and was also responsible for the implementation of Centralcasting for the Emmis TV Stations. The facility was among the first in the industry to drive the On-Air operations through the use of metadata rather than user-intervention. Previously Mr. Addalia held the position of Corporate Director of Engineering for Press Communications LLC, a Radio and Television Broadcasting Company based in Wall, New Jersey. During his 12 years with Press, he designed and constructed the studio and transmission facilities for WKCF (TV) Orlando, as well as the group’s Radio facilities located in New Jersey and Florida. Joe also had the honor of “signing on” WKCF in 1988 as Chief Engineer. Joe has been in Broadcast Engineering for over thirty years and has hands on experience in all facets of the technical side of television, radio, digital and cable. He has an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Television and is a SBE Certified Broadcast Engineer and an active Member of SBE Chapter 42 in Central Florida and a member of SMPTE.

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