The director of engineering in the eastern region for Hearst Television since 2017 has been promoted to VP/Engineering.
He succeeds an individual who assumes the title of Senior Director of Engineering ahead of a planned retirement from the company in 2020.
Moving up ahead of the exit of Martin Faubell is Stefan Hadl.
Speaking of Faubell, Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb said, “The broadcast television industry is in the middle of profound technological change. Faubell has led our company and the entire industry in the evolution of television in the digital age, laying the foundation for the next generation of leadership.”
He then turned his attention to Hadl, adding, “Stefan has proven to be an outstanding leader at every assignment, leading some of our premier television stations first as a director of engineering, and most recently working closely with Marty setting the course for the technological future of Hearst Television. We are truly fortunate to be able to seamlessly transition our best-in-class engineering leadership over the next 18 months.”
Hadl joined Hearst Television in 1995 as a broadcast engineer at KCRA-3 in Sacramento and was promoted to engineering supervisor and assistant chief engineer. After subsequently serving as Director of Engineering at Hearst Television’s WMUR-9 in Manchester, N.H., he returned to KCRA and sibling KQCA-TV as Director of Engineering. In 2015, Hadl shifted to WCVB-5 in Boston, as Director of Engineering and Operations.
In his most recent role, he has overseen the engineering operations of 14 Hearst television stations — as well as the company’s Baltimore radio stations, WBAL-AM & WIYY-FM.
Faubell served as VP/Engineering for Hearst Television since 1997, overseeing the company’s engineering operations and staffs. Previously, Faubell was Director of Engineering for Hearst Television’s WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, where he supervised the introduction of technological advancements including robotic cameras, satellite newsgathering resources and digital editing equipment.
Before WTAE, he was assistant chief engineer at WPIX-TV in New York.