David Folsom Receives NAB Engineering Achievement Award for TV

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WASHINGTON, D.C—The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the recipients of the Digital Leadership Award, NAB Engineering Achievement Awards for Radio and Television and the Service to Broadcast Engineering Award. The winners were honored during “The Future of Media and NAB Technology Awards,” a special event hosted exclusively on NAB Amplify.

David A. Folsom was the recipient of the 2021 Engineering Achievement Award for Television and David L. Hershberger was given the 2021 Engineering Achievement Award for Radio. 

Folsom, who has worked in broadcasting and engineering for more than 40 years, is currently the technology lead for Pearl TV, specializing in the advancement of Next Gen TV. Formerly, he was the chief technology officer of Raycom Media Inc, now part of Gray Television. Folsom has worked in broadcast and engineering management for more than forty years and holds two television equipment design patents.

The 2021 Digital Leadership Award was presented to Adam Wiener, executive vice president and general manager, CBS Local Digital Media, who leads all aspects of digital for owned-and-operated CBS Television Stations. 

The Service to Broadcast Engineering Award, which is periodically given to individuals who have provided extraordinary service to the industry, was given to Brady Dreasler, corporate director of engineering and technology at Quincy Media, Inc.

A native of Quincy, Illinois, Dreasler began his career almost 50 years ago with Quincy Media, Inc. at WGEM-TV. He held various positions, including operations manager, local television sales manager and account representative. 

The winners were honored during “The Future of Media and NAB Technology Awards,” a special event hosted exclusively on NAB Amplify. The event, which is now available on demand on NAB Amplify, also featured a keynote discussion on developing trends and the future of media.

George Winslow

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.