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Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:16pm

Adam Woodlief Named Chief Technology Officer for GPB

Adam Woodlief has been named as GPB’s Chief Technology Officer. Most recently, he

served as the Director of Engineering/Emergency Services at UNC-TV, North Carolina Public Media. 


A graduate of Methodist University and North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Woodlief has been in the broadcast television industry for over twenty years. His career began at WRAL-TV in Raleigh NC, where he was part of the team that broadcast the world’s first “All HD Newscast,” as well as numerous other special projects and events. 

Woodlief was a part of the Engineering team at UNC-TV for 15 years. During his tenure, he led engineering efforts focused on production operations and created partnerships with private and public entities to expand the use of UNC-TVs studio and production facilities. His work led to several Emmy winning productions. 

Woodlief also led efforts to utilize UNCTV’s statewide network to inform the public and first responders during weather events and other emergencies. He worked with Emergency Management officials to provide broadcast, satellite and web streaming coverage of emergency weather briefings and focused on a new datacasting project that improves communications for Fire and EMS responders. Woodlief and his team were awarded the National Association of Broadcasters Pilot Innovation Challenge award for their "Next Gen TV Alerting, Paging Plus" concept. He also represented UNC-TV on the Public Broadcasting System Engineering Technical Advisory Committee Public Safety group as well as the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) advisory committee. 


"I am thrilled to join the GPB family,” Woodlief said. “My family operated a small radio station in NC throughout my childhood, so broadcasting, and now public media are in my blood.  I am particularly excited about the opportunities to use and expand our resources to make a difference in lives of our Georgians.”


As one of the largest PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media), has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years. With nine television stations, 18 radio stations and a multi-faceted digital presence, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs about our state like Georgia Outdoors, A Seat at the Table, On Second Thought, Political Rewind and Two Way Street.