Director of Interactive Strategy
Tammy Carpowich is director of interactive strategy for KPBS, where she oversees a team of smart people who use 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. Since then, she’s held a variety of different jobs 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 also is a member of the 2010 class of San Diego Metropolitan's "40 Under 40" honorees and serves 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 young 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. The current family favorites: Dinosaur Train, Super Why and The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That.