The director of news technology for Cox’s KIRO Seattle will be recognized by TVNewsCheck for having transformed workflows at several stations and for her ability to lead teams of people through change. She will be honored during April’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.
TVNewsCheck will present one of its 2018 Technology Women to Watch Awards to Deborah Adeogba, director, news technology at KIRO-TV and Cox Media Group Seattle.
The award will be presented during the NAB Show on April 10 at 6 p.m. in Room N-243 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Adeogba graduated with a degree in journalism and mass communications from New Mexico State University in 1999. Following her studies, she worked as a director/technical director for KOB-TV in Albuquerque, N.M., and at KVEC-TV in Norfolk, Va. She returned to KOB in 2005, where she served as a production manager, then IT broadcast technologist and IS manager and, ultimately, assistant chief engineer before departing for KIRO in 2014.
At KIRO, Adeogba began as news technology operations manager before landing in her current role leading the station’s news technology in 2017.
In that role, Adeogba leads a team of 40 photographers, editors, remote engineers and directors. Since last August, she has already revamped workflows to maximize efficiency and improved feedback systems for direct reports, leading to higher employee engagement.
She also launched KIRO as the first TV station in the nation on Amazon’s Alexa platform for both audio and video.
“Deborah has a proven ability to lead large teams of people through challenging technological change,” said TVNewsCheck Co-Founder and Publisher Kathy Haley in announcing this year’s Technology Women to Watch Award selection. “She’s equally persistent in pursuing training to expand her technology skillsets, positioning her for a role influencing television news workflows during a time of dramatic technological change.”
TVNewsCheck’s Technology Women to Watch Award turns a spotlight on women who show significant promise of advancing their industry technologically. It supports the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program, which places young engineers, who are women or people of color, in broadcast industry internships.
Previous Technology Women to Watch Award honorees are Yvonne Thomas, product manager for Arvato Systems’ Broadcast Solutions division; Alison Neplokh, chief engineer, FCC Media Bureau; Tania Paz, VP digital media operations and technology, Telemundo Network; Ann Marie Rohaly, director, accessibility policy and standards, Microsoft Corporate Accessibility Group; Sara Kudrle, now senior product marketing manager at Imagine Communications; and Jennifer Leung, then director of product for the National Football League.