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NABA appoints new president and executive team

The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) has named a new executive team. Robert J. Ross, CBS Senior Vice President of East Coast operations, has been appointed by the NABA board of directors as President. 

John Lee, executive director, media technology services, CBC/Radio-Canada, and Richard Friedel, EVP-GM, Fox Networks Engineering & Operations, Fox Entertainment Group, were also named vice presidents. 

Ross takes over the president’s role from Robert Briskman, technical executive for Sirius XM Radio who served as president since 2012.

Ross oversees all East Coast operations and engineering for the CBS Television Network and has worked for 37 years in all areas of broadcast engineering. He was elected into the 2009 class of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and is the past chair of the Toolkit working group of the Media Security and Reliability Council. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers, and a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

Michael McEwen, NABA Director General, said: “Bob has had a tremendous impact on our industry and is well known for making things work and getting the trains to run on time. When we call Bob a “Fixer” it is with great respect and considerable awe. Bob understands the industry issues and I look forward to his leadership along with his NABA executive team over the next two years.”