09.15.2010 12:00 PM
ABC News Veteran Takes Charge of Press Club BOC
WASHINGTON: The National Press Club announced today that
ABC News veteran Vija Udenans has been hired as director of Broadcast
Operations Center effective Oct. 4, 2010.
Udenans, whose career at ABC spanned more than 20 years, was ABC’s White House
Producer from 1994-2007. Recently she has been a Washington-based producer for “World
News Tonight” and “Good Morning America.” Earlier in her career, Udenans was
director of Broadcast Operations for the ABC News Washington bureau, where she
exercised full financial authority over daily operations and oversaw planning,
scheduling and technical staffing for more than 200 employees in studio and
Udenans has won a Peabody Award and the Dupont-Columbia Award, both for
coverage of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
“Vija is a true professional, and we are delighted to have her leading our
broadcast team at the National Press Club,” said NPC Executive Director Bill
Udenans will lead a team of seven staff and dozens of part-time employees who
shoot, edit, transmit and post video of events at the National Press Club and
other locations for clients, including broadcasters, governments, corporations
and the public relations firms that serve them.
The Press Club designed and outfitted a digital broadcast facility complete
with studios, edit bay, control rooms, master control, green rooms and other
support, in 2006
Udenans is a member of the White House Correspondents Association,
Radio/Television Correspondents Association, American Women in Radio and
Television and other professional organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree in
Television and Radio from Michigan State University and has done coursework
toward an MBA at New York University.
She has studied International Broadcasting at London Polytechnic. Udenans lives
in Bethesda, Md.