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Bob Sitrick is a senior television production and operations executive with 30+ years in the industry. Bob is experienced in coordinating all aspects of live and remote productions (including expeditions), live webcasts, and live events (Corporate, Upfront, TCA and screenings). He has extensive experience in News at the local level and Sports at the Network level.
Most notably, Bob’s unique live entertainment productions for both Comedy Central and the Discovery US Networks have included technically challenging broadcasts like “Titanic Live”, “Egypt Week Live” and “Croc Hunter Live,” as well as the first ever live HD downlink from the International Space Station. Bob has managed over 70 live television shows and over 170 live events in the past 10 years. He also has over 13 years leading and managing Network Operations Departments.
Bob is one-of-a-kind! He’s a great partner and friend. His creativity and technical expertise allow us to bring our content to life -- and live -- every year in new and exciting ways. His commitment to excellence is unwavering even in the most stressful situations. I get pulled in so many different directions on show site so I love that I can turn everything over to Bob and his team and they deliver beyond expectations.
Michelle Kelly SVP, Convention Marketing
Live production is always a challenge but Bob Sitrick makes it easy for networks and his other clients. He brings a wealth of intelligence, creativity and passion to every project and assignment. He is the "go to " professional for American television production.
Founder and Chairman
Discovery Communications, Inc.
“We trusted Bob with our biggest and most important projects: live broadcasts from the Titanic, the pyramids of Egypt and the Australian outback; challenging productions like the Pandas journey from China and the search for the USS Indianapolis; and, critical presentations like Television Critics Association tours and annual Upfront presentations. Regardless of the challenge or the environment, on every occasion he delivered. What's more, he did it with grace and a sense of humor. There is simply no one I trust more with critical projects than Bob Sitrick.”
Former President & General Manager, Discovery Channel
“Bob Sitrick is the consummate professional. He is intelligent , deeply experienced, unflappable and completely at ease with everyone, up and down the chain of command. I have trusted him with many challenging assignments and his performance always exceeds expectations. He is the best in his field.”
General Manager, NonfictionProducers Association
“Bob Sitrick is a technical genius. When we worked at Discovery he got me live shots from Mars, the bottom of the ocean and from right around the corner. There is no mission that is impossible for him.”
Former President Discovery US Networks and TV One
“In any production, there are the role players, each bringing a specific skill. Those are the bricks. Bob Sitrick is the mortar. He is the indispensable person who makes it all stick together. Bob is the person who will find what isn’t getting done and make it happen. He is a master craftsman and a consummate team player. In our productions we knew, without question, that the portion given to Bob would be done and done superbly.”
Former Executive Producer, The Koppel Group
“Set it and forget it! Bob Sitrick is money in the bank.”
Chief Executive Officer, Poker Central
“Bob is a consummate professional and an incredibly wonderful human being. When I was the GM of the Discovery Channel, we had some technically intricate productions, several live from various remote parts of the world, and he made sure that everything ran smoothly. I slept better at night when Bob was involved!”
Former General Manager, Discovery Channel
“Bob brings years of experience and insight to all aspects of live, tape, and film production. He is versatile, thorough, and detail-oriented. More important, with his humor, optimism, and can-do attitude, he is equally valued by colleagues, vendors, bosses, and his direct reports. You won't find anyone you'll enjoy working with more.”
(Comedy Central, CNN, Huffington Post)
“Bob has been a tremendous asset on some of the most challenging live events together that I have produced over the past ten years at Discovery Networks and Travel Channel. I am fortunate to have had Bob on the team overseeing the very complicated big picture and contributing to some great successes.”
former Executive Producer, Science Channel & Travel Channel
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Technical Management for live television productions, live webcasts, and live events. Management of live productions for Discovery Networks, Travel Channel, TV One, National Geographic, Microsoft, TED, SAP, BAE Systems, Politico, & The Atlantic. Executive Produced Content Theater at NAB Show in Las Vegas and Executive Producer of “NAB Show Live” daily live webcasts. I add a level of technical expertise for companies no longer staffed in this area.
Position: Senior Vice President, Live Events & Special Production Services
Coordinated all live and high profile events for Discovery’s U.S. Networks. Included all live and short turn-around television programs for 12 Discovery Domestic Networks as well as all high-level presentations (Upfront, TCA, and Screenings) and all internal presentations.
Position: Director - Operations & Post Production
Oversaw all live television events, setting and maintaining budget for Programming Operations Department, accepting delivery of all programming and formatting all acquisitions. Included hiring of freelance producers, arrangements for all Post Production Activities & Dubbing. Technical voice of the network in daily contact with the N.O.C.
Position: Scheduling Manager
Scheduled Post Production Suites & Personnel, and Dubbing Operations.
Including boxing for the NBC 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, numerous events for ESPN, and others.
Position: Operations Manager
Responsible for scheduling of Film & Tape Location Shoots, Studio Productions, Post Production Suites and Dubbing Operations. Supervisor for all Production Departments.
Position: Broadcast Associate
Supervised research and coordination of program graphics, located footage for Opens and Features, managed team contacts, travel reservations, and hiring of local crews.