Disney’s Marcy Lefkovitz To Receive TVN’s Women In Technology Leadership Award
TVNewsCheck will present its 11th annual Women in Technology Leadership Award to Marcy Lefkovitz, VP, technology and workflow strategy, The Walt Disney Co.
The award will be presented during the NAB Show on Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Lefkovitz will also join this year’s other Women in Technology honorees in a webinar on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. ET. The webinar will feature the 2021 Women in Technology Awards honorees looking toward the industry’s technology future and the most pressing challenges they face.
A successful television news producer who transitioned to technology, Lefkovitz has built a reputation as a leader in developing and implementing workflows. Her groundbreaking work marrying state-of-the-art newsroom technologies with smart efficient workflows during the launch of the Fusion joint venture between Disney and Univision identified her as an important, emerging technology mind in the television news industry.
Her leadership in quietly establishing a cybersecurity working group at ABC News was years ahead of its time. And her ongoing, pivotal assistance in the launch of DC3, Disney’s massive new technical hub near Houston, put her at the forefront of pioneering technology development for the media and entertainment industry.
“As the media and entertainment industry manages its steady transition from hardware to software, the need to change workflows, sometimes dramatically, has risen to the top of the priority list for the industry’s technology community,” said TVNewsCheck Publisher and Co-Founder Kathy Haley. “Marcy Lefkovitz has been a leading player not just in helping to design new workflows but also in enabling companies and teams to implement them.”
Lefkovitz is a 20-year veteran of ABC News, where she began her career in its political unit, later spending six years as an independent producer before returning to ABC in 1994 as an editor and then producer of World News Tonight. She is a graduate of Brown University and received her master’s in broadcast journalism from NYU.
TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Leadership Award recognizes women who have contributed substantially toward advancing their industry technologically. It supports the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program, which places graduating engineers, who are women or people of color, in broadcast industry internships.
Register here to attend the 11th annual Women in Technology Awards Presentation Ceremony and Reception at NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Register here for the TVNewsCheck webinar featuring all five 2021 honorees offering their thoughts and predictions about the most important technology trends shaping up for 2022.
Previous Women in Technology Leadership Award honorees:
- Barbara Lange, executive director of SMPTE
- Lisa Pedrogo, VP of engineering and strategic initiatives, WarnerMedia
- Tish Graham, former VP of broadcast technology at ABC Owned Television Stations
- Diane Tryneski, EVP technology and chief digital officer at HBO
- Glodina Connan-Lostanlen, now SVP and GM of playout and networking solutions for the Americas at Imagine Communications
- Michelle Munson, co-founder and former CEO of Aspera
- Renu Thomas, then EVP of media operations, technology and IT at Disney ABC Television Group
- Darcy Antonellis, now CEO of Vubiquity
- Wendy Aylsworth, former SVP of Warner Bros. Technical Operations
- Cindy Hutter-Cavell, senior engineer and practice manager, Cavell Mertz & Associates
- Andrea Berry, now SVP and GM, PRG/VER
August 11, 2021 at 9:51 am
Great choice! Such a cool professional journey