Matthew Holcombe

Turner Broadcasting System, SVP, Production Broadcast Engineering

Matthew Holcombe is the vice president of production broadcast engineering for Turner Broadcasting System. Based in Atlanta, GA, Holcombe reports to Bob Hesskamp, senior vice president of global broadcast technology services for Turner Broadcasting System. He is responsible for all broadcast technology related strategies and infrastructure for the U.S. based Turner networks and engineering for CNN in Atlanta. These teams support Turner Broadcasting’s production workflows for entertainment and news. His duties include leadership of engineering and broadcast IT resources, technology installations, support and maintenance, and satellites and transmissions for Turner.

Previously, Holcombe was VP of engineering at CNN and directed the launch of CNN’s HD network – the first 24-hour news network in high definition. Prior to that role, Holcombe was VP of international engineering for CNN. He was responsible for engineering for the Atlanta, London, and Hong Kong bureaus, as well as CNN en Español.

Holcombe began his tenure with CNN in 1989 as an operations engineer for Turner Entertainment. He was promoted in 1991 to a maintenance engineer. In 1993, he joined CNN International as assistant engineering manager and was promoted to manager of engineering for CNN International in 1995.

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