Deborah D. McAdams /
LIN Media's Jenkins named to ATSC Board of Directors
WASHINGTON—The Advanced Television Systems Committee has named Brett
Jenkins of LIN Media to the ATSC board of directors. Jenkins has been
elected to fill the seat vacated by Jim Kutzner, PBS, upon his
As LIN Media vice president and chief technology officer, Jenkins
oversees the company's engineering and IT functions and advises the
executive team on new technologies, trends and best practices for
integration. He is also responsible for developing new business models
across all areas of technology, including broadcast, Internet, and
mobile; and for maximizing the growth and efficiency of all broadcast
and digital operations.
Previously, Jenkins served as vice president of Technology for ION Media
Networks. During his tenure there, Jenkins identified new business
models for mobile media and helped lead the industry's standardization
around broadcast mobile digital TV. Jenkins also held past executive
positions at Thales Broadcast & Multimedia and at Thomson
Early in his engineering career, Jenkins managed modulator and exciter
technology and development for broadcast products. He was the lead U.S.
engineer in a global team responsible for the development of Digital
Adaptive Precorrection technology.
Jenkins has also served on the External Advisory Board for the
University of Massachusetts' Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering and was a member of the FCC's Communications Security,
Reliability, and Interoperability Council.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with
honors, from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1992 and his
Master of Business Administration from Boston University in 2005.