Tim De Lay is an Alumnus of UW '97.
Worked for public television for experience as a student from 95-97 before moving to working for Channel 3, WISC-TV, in Madison from 1997-2002. Eventually he moved to KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs from 2002-2005 and KWGN-TV Denver from 2005-2008.
After KWGN was bought out in 2008 he moved to Peak Uplink operating a satellite truck for various network clients including ESPN, FOX, Ellen etc. A great job for a younger person but it was a straining job on personal life and work life balance.
Altitude Sports - Kroenke Sports and Entertainment.
Started first as a Broadcast Engineer from 2012 to 2016 before moving up to work as a Production Operations Manager.
KSE is owned by Stan Kroenke and their sports properties include:
Tim works traditionally works the most with the first three entities.
The future of broadcasting is the transition from copper cables and wiring to Ethernet and 4K technology. As well as utilizing more and more options for digital streaming including Facebook Live. This leads to a decrease in scripting and more control in the hands of talent.
What do you see the next five-ten years of your career looking like?
TD: I always try to stay learning and growing especially with how technology is changing so rapidly. As things continue to change and evolve so will my role. This continuing growth and change means it's going to be hard to predict where I am role wise but a willingness to change means I can always continue working within sports.
Why did you transition from news to sports?
TD: The ways that sports connects everyone and brings people together is really appealing. It is a happy place rather than the violence and division I found working in sports.
How is your job unique because the team, building and production are all owned by the same?
TD: It really allows us a lot of access other regional broadcasters might not have. Generally there are fewer steps between the production house and the team.
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