BOSTON — The ABC affiliate serving New England’s biggest market, a station Hearst Television considers a flagship property, has a new Director of Engineering.
Why? The individual previously in the role is now Hearst’s Director of Engineering for the Eastern Region.
Taking the role of Director of Engineering for WCVB-5 in Boston is Emeric Feldmar.
Feldmar replaces Greg Turner, who was recently promoted. This marks Feldmar’s homecoming to WCVB-5, where he launched his career in the broadcast industry more than three decades ago.
“Emeric is an extremely talented and expert broadcast executive whose leadership experience in engineering and technical operations makes him the ideal person to lead Channel 5’s outstanding engineering department,” said Kyle I. Grimes, WCVB’s President and General Manager. “We’re all delighted to welcome Emeric back to the WCVB family.”
Feldmar added that he is “thrilled to return to WCVB, where I started my broadcasting career 36 years ago. I am looking forward to being a part of the remarkable success of Boston’s legacy station, and I’m eager to work with the talented team, both old friends and new, to help advance Channel 5’s leadership position.”
Feldmar joins WCVB from PBS member station WGBH, where he served for seven years as the Director of Engineering. While at WGBH, he helped lead the station through many technological innovations and changes, including the spectrum repack experienced throughout the broadcast industry, and managed all broadcast engineering and operations as well as the station’s facilities and platforms.
Feldmar started his broadcast career at WCVB in 1984. During his initial thirteen-year tenure there, he held several roles including technical director, crew chief, and satellite truck operator.
Feldmar is currently the program chair of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE Chapter 11) and is a member and former section manager of SMPTE/New England (the New England Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers).