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Tammy Carpowich

Senior Director, Digital and IT

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Tammy Carpowich is the Senior Director for Digital and IT at KPBS. She oversees the station’s IT and production departments as well as interactive strategy, where she and her team develop programs to extend KPBS’ content across new platforms and technologies

Since joining KPBS in 1994 as a student assistant, Tammy has held a variety of positions including communications director, editor of On Air magazine, and most recently director of interactive strategy. She has helped develop the station’s website since the late ‘90s and created the interactive department in 2006. Since then, KPBS has become nationally recognized as a leader in convergence journalism and interactive technology.

Tammy has earned awards for her work from the San Diego Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, PBS, Public Relations Society of America, and others. She was one of San Diego Metropolitan's "40 Under 40" honorees and served as a board member for the Integrated Media Association (iMA).

Tammy holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Diego State University and lives in Sabre Springs with her husband, Steve, and their two children. She grew up watching Sesame Street and 3-2-1 Contact on KCET in Los Angeles, and now enjoys watching public television with her kids. In her spare time Tammy is an active classroom volunteer and enthusiastic supporter of youth soccer.

Recent Stories


Birth Of Royal Baby Reminder Of Pregnancy Dangers: One San Diego Mom's Story

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A Sabre Springs mom has something in common with Kate Middleton, the duchess of Cambridge: The rare pregnancy condition Hyperemesis Gravidarum. As the royal birth looms, she recalls her own experience with the potentially deadly condition.

From Lamb Chop To Chopped Liver

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As a kid, I loved people in costumes. I saw the characters at Disneyland and aspired to be part of the “cast.” I had just graduated from college when I finally got my chance.

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