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