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

Sports Graphics Forum: Augmented Reality Shines as Storytelling Tool When Virtual, Real Worlds Blend

Augmented reality is all the rage in live sports production, with networks like ESPN and Fox Sports trading in some physical sets for virtual studios and live AR graphics — most notably, during CBS Sports’ Super Bowl LIII open — taking the place of traditionally preproduced elements. And while AR is a fun addition to […]  More

Sports Graphics Forum Welcomes Record Audience, Spotlights Augmented Reality

SVG’s fifth-annual Sports Graphics Forum logged a record attendance of more than 300 to the Microsoft Technology Center in New York City for a day of informative panel discussions and in-depth keynote presentations addressing the latest technological advances and creative achievements in broadcast graphics, with a considerable focus on augmented reality.  More

SVGW Announces Networking Lunch at NAB 2019, Mentoring Opportunity in NYC

SVGW, SVG’s networking group for women in sports production, is pleased to announce several networking opportunities over the next few months, including the group’s annual networking lunch at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, a networking event at the SVG College Summit in Atlanta, and a special Women in Sports mentoring event in New York […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Southpaw’s Matt Ritter on Acquisition of Panasonic Live Events Group, Goals in Sports-Venue Industry

In December, Southpaw Sports & Entertainment closed the deal to acquire the Live Events group of Panasonic Sports and Entertainment Business Unit, a division of Panasonic Systems Solutions Co. of North America. The group, which had been formed when Panasonic acquired TS Sports in 2015, specializes in LED videoboard systems for sports venues like LAFC’s […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: IMT Vislink’s Jeff Daubert on Evolution, Future of Sports Industry

IMT Vislink wireless camera transmitters give sports broadcasters the ability to provide viewers with an immersive experience and bring fans closer to the action, even at the most demanding sports events. SVG recently caught up with Field Integration Manager Jeff Daubert to discuss his expertise in the sports industry as well as his thoughts on […]  More

Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2018: Mary Carillo, Globetrotting Correspondent and Born Storyteller

SVG is profiling this year’s 11 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees in the weeks leading up to the ceremony on Dec. 11 at the New York Hilton. For more information, CLICK HERE. Safe to say, not many professional tennis players foresee their career taking them to China to feed bamboo shoots to panda bears. […]  More

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