Title: Broadcast Engineer
Company: Station KRON-TV
Location: South San Francisco, California, United States
Nicholas A. Grbac, Engineering Technician and Master Control Crew Chief at Station KRON-TV, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of broadcast engineering.
Inspired by his high school’s humble television department and a television course, Mr. Grbac quickly developed a passion for television. Upon graduating high school, he attended San Francisco State University, where he majored in Broadcasting Programming and received his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting Communication of Arts, Cum Laude in 1979. Shortly thereafter, he received broadcast technician and television operator certifications from the Society of Broadcast Engineers. At the start of his career, he worked as an air operations engineer for Station KGSC-TV and KICU-TV in San Jose, California, from 1979 to 1981. Consequently, he worked as the master control engineer for Station KNTV in San Jose, further progressing to the technical director until his departure in 1983.
After briefly working as a vacation relief engineer for Station KRON-TV in San Francisco for a year, Mr. Grbac accepted the position of a videotape engineer for Station KTLA-TV in Hollywood, California, from 1983 to 1984. Furthermore, he has excelled as an engineering technician and chief of the master control crew with Station KRON-TV in San Francisco since 1984. In a career filled with highlights, he is proud to have co-authored the book, “Television Operations: A Handbook of Technical Operations for TV Broadcast, On Air, Cable, Mobile and Internet” in 2015. Outside of work, Mr. Grbac enjoys animals, music, collecting television nostalgia, and San Francisco’s history during his spare time.
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