Edward Dabrowski

Title: Television Engineering Technical Director
Company:  NBC Universal, Chicago
Location:  Stickney, Illinois, United States

Edward Dabrowski, television engineering technical director for NBC Universal, Chicago, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in broadcast engineering.

Driven by a love of engineering that began as a childhood hobby taking apart and rebuilding amateur radios, Mr. Dabrowski demonstrates an expertise in broadcast systems engineering developed over more than three decades. He is regarded in the Chicago area for his work, having achieved such accolades as an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a Millennium Special Coverage Award and a Technology Award from the Chicago Marathon. Since 1976, he has found success in his role as the technical director of the Engineering Development Group for NBC Universal. Throughout his career, Mr. Dabrowski has been afforded the opportunity to take on projects including work as the engineer-in-charge for the “Jenny Jones Show” in 1995, the technical director for station WMAQ-TV from 1983 to 1996, the technical director for “Chicago Sisslin” in 1993, technical director for “Fast Break to Glory: Du Sable Panthers” in 1988 and technical director of “The Sixth Street Kids,” in 1984.

Mr. Dabrowski demonstrates excellence in his daily responsibilities, which includes supervising in-house system integrators. “Whenever we get a new piece of equipment, whether it be a high definition camera or satellite receivers, audio councils, its my job to figure out how to interface it with the broadcast plant so it can be optimized for operations,” he says. When asked of his accomplishments in his career, Mr. Dabrowski notes that the factors that have played a role in his success is a good foundation and education. Before establishing himself professionally, he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL.

Considered an expert by industry peers, Mr. Dabrowski has been involved in several organizations in his field. Since the 1980s, he has contributed efforts to the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. For six years, he was steward of the Chicago chapter and later served as its mobilization coordinator. In addition, Mr. Dabrowski affiliates with the Broadcasting and Cable Television Workers Sector of the Communications Workers of America, the Chicago-Suburban Radio Association, the American Fraternal Union, IEEE, the Society of Broadcast Engineers and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is a charter member of the Museum of Broadcast Communications and a lifetime member of the American Radio Relay League. As he looks ahead to the future, Mr. Dabrowski intends to continue in his work with NBC Universal while seeking out new opportunities to make an impact in his field.

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