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Cindy Hutter Cavell

Cindy Hutter Cavell has been working with Cavell, Mertz since 2007, with a specialty in television station workflow, facility planning, multi-stream and multicasting design, and TV station due diligence.  She has assisted several commercial and public organizations with multi-stream and multicasting implementation.

She spent 15 years at ABC News as a field Technical Manager on numerous presidential trips building remote broadcast and microwave facilities “from scratch” in countries all over the world.  She was ultimately promoted to Director of Operations for the ABC Washington Bureau.

Cindy then served as Engineering Director for several local television stations including some owned by Hearst Argyle, Gannett and Fox. She specialized in streamlining workflow, the design and rebuild of entire stations, technical plants, DTV facilities, control rooms, newsrooms and news studios.

She became Vice President/General Manager of Fox Sports Net’s Houston Technical Operations Center, which currently airs 30+ program streams.  During her tenure, she organized and implemented technical and process-flow automation resulting in a $5M annual savings, and allowed the facility to add 6 new program streams without adding any more personnel.

In 2004, Cindy returned to the Washington DC area and used her broadcast skills in the wireless telecom field.  As Director, Broadcast Engineering for Sprint Communications, she provided broadcast microwave expertise and perspective, and was responsible for all broadcast technical aspects of the multi-billion dollar 2GHz (BAS) Relocation Program.

Over the years, Cindy has won three Emmy Awards for Technical Innovation, is the recipient of the AWRT/SBE 2007 Outstanding Female Broadcast Engineer award and holds the 2015 TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Award. Cindy has earned an FAA “Drone” pilots certificate, and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas.

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