Bob Kovacs - Biography

Bob Kovacs has been writing and editing professionally since 1998, when he was hired as the editor of Pro Video Review magazine. Prior to that, he worked as a television engineer and consultant, designing dozens of television facilites and audiovisual systems.

One of the systems Bob designed was a three-studio distance learning complex for IBM in 1985. IBM subsequently hired Bob to operate this facility, which was located in Thornwood, NY. Leaving IBM to form consulting firm Northern Sky Design in 1992, Bob designed a large video-on-demand system for the new library at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). This was the largest video-on-demand system in the world at the time it went online in 1995.

Bob has always had an interest in writing and publication, and wrote a couple of articles for obscure journals before bringing his technical and engineering skills to a new role as editor of Pro Video Review in 1998. Pro Video Review lasted only 18 months, then Bob moved to sister publication TV Technology as its technology editor. Bob remained on the staff of TV Technology until 2005, when he left to get back into the field as a working television engineer.

Bob was a senior broadcast engineer for Sprint Nextel,  responsible for the 2 GHz BAS relocation in the west region of the country — from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The 2 GHz BAS relocation wrapped up in 2010, after which Bob worked for Simplexity/Wirefly making videos about cell phones. In August 2013, Bob was appointed the editor of Government Video magazine and later also became the editor of Broadcast Engineering Exta. He left those positions in Oct. 2015. Click on the "Fun Links" link below to go to a page with links to various articles and videos that Bob has done.

Some publications in which Bob has placed articles include TV Technology, Radio World, Government Video, Excellence, Corvette, Pro Audio Review, the NAB Daily and the Fairfax County Times.

With a lifelong interest in science, technology, the arts, music, cars, medicine and machinery, Bob brings an eclectic background and a fresh perspective to bear on any project or subject.

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