Skip Pizzi is owner and principal at Skip Pizzi Media Consultant LLC, a media technology consulting firm based in the Philadelphia, PA area. Skip’s career has spanned the radio, television and digital media industries, with 13 years at NPR, 11 years at Microsoft and most recently 10 years at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), where he served as Vice President, Technology Education and Outreach. He has also been a featured columnist for numerous industry publications, and spent 7 years as an editor at Broadcast Engineering magazine.
Skip has authored, co-authored or edited several books, most recently A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 4th edition, and the NAB Engineering Handbook, 11th edition, both published by Focal Press/Routledge.
He currently chairs the Advanced Television Standards Committee’s (ATSC) Brazil Implementation Team (IT-4), which is working with Brazilian broadcasters and technologists to select that country’s next-generation television standard. He is also Vice-Chair of Technology Group 3 (TG3), which developed the ATSC 3.0 standard, and was the 2017 recipient of ATSC’s Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he studied Fine Arts, International Economics and Electrical Engineering.