VP, NY Engineering & Strategic Initiatives
Warner Media Technology Operations
Lisa Pedrogo is Vice President of NY Engineering & Strategic Initiatives at Warner Media Technology and Operations. She manages the engineering team that maintains and supports CNN and truTV broadcast facilities at Hudson Yards. Her scope includes maintenance of all technical equipment and facilities, plus desktop support for various news, sports and entertainment Warner Media Brands. Lisa began her CNN career in 1989 as a production assistant with Business News, New York. She held every editorial newsroom position—from assignment editor to producer—until transitioning into broadcast operations management with the CNNfn network launch, where she managed CNN’s first digital, non-linear production edit system—the prototype for CNN’s global digital edit platform. In 1996, she became Director of Operations for the CNNfn network, assuming responsibility for managing the broadcast facility, the technical crews that supported it, and media management of all digital non-linear editing for New York. Since then, she has held many roles as a member of CNN's Broadcast Engineering & System Technology department [BEST]--the 24x7 team of technologists supporting technical spaces and tools used by our global journalists.
In 2002 she took on a project management role for the CNN Time Warner Center build. As a program manager, her credits include the CNN HD network launch, the London and LA bureau rebuild projects and most recently, the design, build and move into Hudson Yards in the Spring of 2019, which includes more than 110,000 square feet of technical space supporting multimedia content creation.
In 2008, Lisa assumed the role of Director of Technology Training for CNN’s BEST University, a team of educators that develop and deliver customized curriculum and technical training to CNN employees. These trainers actively participate on project teams, provide facilitation and consultation services around training initiatives, and perform acceptance and QA testing on new hardware and software.
She is a certified Project Management Professional, Facilitator, SCRUM Master and educator. She has a BA degree in Communications from Hofstra University [Dec. '88], and is fluent in Spanish. Her publications include articles in: “TV NewsCheck,” available online at https://tvnewscheck.com/article/236669/cnn-rides-the-ip-train-into-hudson-yards/; Learning Perspectives 2010" and "Learning Strategies 2011", both of which are available online through the Masie Consortium web site: http://masie.com/Research-and-Articles/free-digital-books.html; She also wrote an article for TV Technology magazine, “CNN NY-From Downtown to Way Uptown” [Dec. ‘04].
Awards include: International Association of Business Communicators/Atlanta Silver Quill Award of Excellence for Publication Design ; International Association of Business Communicators/Atlanta for Writing; BEST University Masie Learning Consortium Spotlight on Learning Innovation Award, 2010; Cable Ace Award Nominee, Producer