Karen Hogan Ketchum, Director of Production

Karen Hogan Ketchum, Director of Production

Hogan Ketchum leads SVG Services, which is tasked with providing support for SVG’s Sales and Editorial teams, increasing the efficiency and productivity of all departments, and enhancing SVG’s overall brand. She oversees and manages SVG’s event marketing, branding, promotions, programs, print materials, and deliverables, and serves as editor of SVG’s semiannual SportsTech Journal and annual Mobile Sports Production Yearbook. In addition, Hogan Ketchum drives SVG’s Venue Initiative, serving as program director for the annual SVG Venue Summit. Since 2011, she has directed SVGW, a networking group that aims to advance the role of women in the creation, production, and distribution of sports content. SVGW hosts networking events throughout the year and throughout the U.S., where members are invited to network with one another and learn from industry leaders. Prior to joining SVG in 2011, Hogan Ketchum worked for Professional Sports Publications, Advanstar Communications, and the Trenton Devils (ECHL). A 2009 graduate of Fordham University, she began her career in sports with WFUV Sports, serving as Supervising Producer of “One on One,” WFUV Sports’ weekly call-in show. A New Jersey native, Hogan Ketchum currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband, Andrew.

Recent Posts by Karen Hogan Ketchum, Director of Production

Esports Production Forum: Inaugural Event Draws 380+ To Discuss Exhilarating Industry Sector

SVG’s inaugural Esports Production Forum took over the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles yesterday to explore how videogame publishers, esports leagues and venues, and live-streaming outlets are bringing an entirely new mindset to live sports production. More than 380 attendees representing a cross-section of the sports-production industry joined the Forum to learn from esports-production […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Trish Dakshaw on Becoming the First Female Lead Replay Operator in NASCAR Broadcast History

During last month’s NASCAR race at Dover, a professional milestone achieved by veteran replay operator Trish Dakshaw turned out to be a groundbreaking moment. With Tom Ginocchi, NBC’s lead replay operator for NASCAR, out for the race, Dakshaw took his place in the “big chair” — and took her place as the first female lead […]  More

SVG Summit: Venue Production Workshop To Spotlight Systems Integration, Fan Engagement

At this year’s SVG Summit, the Venue Production Workshop will take a deep dive into systems integration with two panel discussions exploring the importance of upfront coordination in control-room design and how technology decisions are made and client needs are met. In addition, the Workshop kicks off with a look at how local teams like […]  More

SVGW To Host Los Angeles Networking Reception at Canon Burbank, Nov. 5

SVGW, SVG’s networking group for women in the sports-production industry, will host a Networking Reception on Monday, November 5, in Los Angeles! The day before SVG’s Esports Production Forum, all are welcome to join SVGW for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and the opportunity to network with women in the Los Angeles sports-production and esports communities.  More

Download Today! Fall 2018 SportsTech Journal Spotlights 2018 FIFA World Cup, Latest Sports Venue News, and More

The Fall 2018 edition of SVG’s semiannual SportsTech Journal is now available to view online. This free digital edition is packed with the latest sports-video-production news, including an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In addition, the Journal provides an inside look at the biggest sports-venue stories from the past year, including […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: BlackStar Group’s Chris Hendrie and Adam Flynn on Tech Needs, Rise of Esports

Esports might seem like a recent phenomenon in sports television, but, for the team at BlackStar Group, professional, competitive gaming has been a vibrant passion project for many years. The company provides technical services to address onsite network latency as well as network security and supports the needs of esports venues, live streaming, virtual and […]  More

IBC 2018: Canon Intros 4K Field Lens With Highest Zoom Range, Widest Angle, Longest Focal Length

As the broadcast industry descends on Amsterdam for IBC 2018, which officially starts Friday, Canon is getting the party started early with today’s introduction of two 4K field zoom lenses, including the UHD-DIGISUPER 122, which features the highest zoom range, widest angle, and longest focal length of any broadcast lens.  More

College Football Kickoff: CBS Sports Upgrades SEC on CBS Toolbox With Pylon Cam, Telestrator; Adds Live Drone for First Game

Less than three months ago, CBS Sports took home the Emmy Award in the highly coveted Outstanding Live Sports Special category for its coverage of the 118th Army-Navy Game. Today, with less than three days before the start of its college-football broadcast schedule — which includes the 119th Army-Navy Game, on Dec. 8 — the […]  More

SVG Sit Down: Upfront Coordination of Systems Integration, Architecture, Audio Is Key to Successful Control-Room Design

As video-control rooms expand in both size and scope, the amount of coordination and coordinated effort required increases in both importance and complexity. Whether it’s a new control room or renovation of an existing space, everyone involved in the project — from the client to the architect and systems integrator to the acoustics supervisor and […]  More

SCMS 2018: Tech Leaders Weigh Promise and Risk of Virtualized Workflows, Cloud Infrastructures

As sports-content creators look to virtualize parts of their ecosystem to increase flexibility and scalability, they must weigh the opportunities of relying on SaaS models and cloud infrastructures with the potential risks. Technology leaders addressed both sides of the scale at SVG’s recent Sports Content Management and Storage Forum in New York City.  More