Bob Hesskamp is senior vice president of Global Broadcast Technology Services for Turner. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Hesskamp is responsible for all broadcast technology related strategies and investments for the U.S. based Turner networks and international engineering for CNN. These global teams support Turner’s file based production workflows for Entertainment, News, and Sports from content creation to distribution. His duties include leadership of engineering and broadcast IT resources, technology installations, project management, software development and support and maintenance for Turner.
Previously, Hesskamp was the Senior Vice President for CNN Worldwide Broadcast Technology. In that role his teams were recognized innovators in the broadcast arena, winning awards for their work, including an IBC Innovation Award (2011) for digital content management and a Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award (2011) for newsroom technology.
Hesskamp directed the launch of CNN’s HD network, the first 24-hour news network in high definition, and was honored as a recipient of the Broadcasting & Cable Magazine’s Technology Leadership Award (2008) for his dedication and achievement in heading the CNN HD initiative.
Hesskamp was previously senior vice president of technical operations for CNN Worldwide. In this role, he played a key part in the operational design and production migration of CNN’s New York production center. Previous to that, he was vice president of operations, international where he was in charge of international new business ventures, overseeing operations for the Atlanta, London and Hong Kong bureaus as well as CNN en Español.
Hesskamp holds a bachelor’s degree in radio, television and film from the University of Missouri.