The Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Chicago Campus, was proud to have Ed Mann, who spent 36 years with NBC-5 TV as the Manager of Technical Operations, as a guest speaker on Tuesday, April 9 at 9:45 a.m. at 601 S. La Salle, Suite 702, Classroom #4.
Edward Mann recently retired after 36 years with NBC in Chicago. His career began as an engineer in the radio division, from which he moved to television video tape operations, Master Control and Studio TD. He then participated in several projects, including the building out of the technical infrastructure of the NBC Tower and the integration of the Telemundo acquisition. From Transmission Supervisor, he moved up to become Manager, Technical Operations, News for WMAQ and WSNS, the position he retired from.
Ed Mann has worked on major broadcast specials and events including the Chicago Auto Show, the “NHL Winter Classic,” and special productions such as NBC 5’s theatrical productions, ”The Playwright’s Festival” (1985-1989) and the live Chicago Emmy Awards Show broadcast in 1989 from the then new NBC Tower studios.
Ed has a BA from Northwestern University (1975) and an MBA from DePaul University (1982). He resides in Park Ridge with his wife of 33 years, Holly. They have one son, Jordan, who is an ice skating coach working with aspiring athletes in figure skating, hockey, and speed skating.
Ed answered numerous questions from students regarding all of the possible career options in engineering as well as providing counsel on how to secure an internship and what managers are looking for when selecting a candidate for a position.