Director of Interactive Strategy
Tammy Carpowich is director of interactive strategy for KPBS, where she and her team develop technology to tell stories, engage with the community and raise money. In 2006, she created the interactive department from scratch, overhauled the infrastructure and set new standards for online news coverage. Since then, KPBS has become nationally recognized as a leader in convergence journalism and interactive technology.
Tammy started her career at KPBS in 1994 as a student assistant. She’s held a variety of different jobs over the years from communications to special events to editor of On Air magazine. She has developed websites since the late ‘90s, and remembers a time when email was the hot new thing. She has earned awards along the way from The San Diego Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, PBS, PRSA 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).
As a student at San Diego State University, she studied math, but eventually discovered a passion for writing and earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Tammy 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.