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Hello STE Members and Guests,

We are back! In just few short days we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the STE with a special presentation from Jodie Mena of KNBC / KVEA presenting on the past, present, and future of transmission technology in the news field.

We are excited to have him with us as he shares the trends he’s seen and lessons he’s learned during his many years of hands on broadcast experience. 

Register today to secure your seat for this great presentation, dinner, and networking event! 

I would like to additionally encourage everyone to bring a colleague or friend as we work to build a strong community among the film/television engineering professionals in Los Angeles and beyond.

See you all this Thursday, September 22nd!

Erik Mahoney
Society of Television Engineers
In-Person at the Elks Lodge in Glendale, CA
6:00 pm Social Cocktail Hour
7:00 pm Dinner
7:45 pm Presentation

Online via-Zoom
7:30 pm Social/Networking
7:45 pm Presentation
Do we have a signal yet? The interesting journey of TV transmission in the news field

Presentation By:

Jodie Mena

News Technical Operations Supervisor, KNBC

Presentation Description:

Is emerging ENG transmission technology sending the conventional paths to the back seat? Join us as we discuss:

  • Microwave use in the news ENG environment today
  • The increased use of cell based packs and satellite IP transmission.
  • How the pandemic forced us to use new and existing remote technologies.
  • How news crews roll today doing remotes. 
  • And what is coming next with technologies like Star Link and flat panel satellite transmission.

About The Presenter:  

Jodie is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in broadcast production and broadcast journalism. 

He started as a reporter, editor and videographer at the NBC (KTSM) and ABC TV Stations. Career then took him to Phoenix, Az. covering news and sports for the ABC (KTVK) station .

Career would then take him to Los Angeles where he worked at KCAL TV. In 2000 Jodie moved into management working in field NEWS operations For KVEA , Telemundo , KWHY Independent, and KNBC NBC. This year completes 40 years of working in television 
We request that you register for the in-person meeting by 9 p.m. today.
We can not guarantee meal choice or availability after that.
In-person meeting location

Elks Lodge No. 1289

Free On-Site Parking
On The East Side Of The Parking Lot,
As Shown On The Map.

Society of Television Engineers
263 W. Olive Ave. #275
Burbank, CA 91502