Hearst Television WMUR

Director of Engineering

Michael Saffell is the Director of Engineering at Hearst Television’s WMUR facility in Manchester New Hampshire. In this role, he oversees all of the technology and environmental systems used in the local broadcast datacenter, studios, and user workspace, as well as the related mountain top transmitter and microwave relay sites. Michael’s 30-plus years in the broadcast industry has given him the opportunity to be a part of all of the technical aspects of the broadcast environment. His early start in the production side of the business gave him a unique view on supporting live productions when he transitioned to more technical roles. This perspective has proved valuable through his time as a mobile unit EIC for Image Video, VTE, and Game Creek Video, as well as leadership roles he moved into at New Hampshire Public Radio and WMUR. His recent experience coordinating technology solutions for live New Hampshire-based national, and local, political event coverage has included finding uses for new technologies that enable media and operational connectivity in challenging environments.