Snell Advanced Media

System Architect

Lew Blanchette is System Architect at Snell Advanced Media (SAM), responsible for analysis of client needs and configuration of SAM news and sports production solutions to best address them. Lew has extensive experience in both live and post production. He was a news editor handling live and breaking news, and once edited for a 48-hour stint during riots in Virginia. He was an award-winning linear and Avid editor working with networks and ad agencies including HBO, The Family Channel, The Primm Company and Hambright, Calcagno & Downing. Lew moved to the manufacturer side of the industry with Leitch and saw it through several ownership transitions, where he most recently was Sr. Technologist at Harris Broadcast. Lew was instrumental in developing a newsroom system for both large and small markets, and created an instant replay application for an officiating system used by a major sports organization.