Jim Nachtman, Penn State University, Director of Broadcast Operations

Jim Nachtman has been a part of the Penn State community for more than 20 years.  He arrived on campus as an undergrad in 1986 and graduatedwith a B.A. in Telecommunications in 1990.

Nachtman has more than 20 years of experience in television production. He worked for 10 years at Penn State Public Broadcasting as a director/technical director.  He has more than a decade of experience in freelance sports production, working with production companies such as ESPN, ABC Sports, CBS Sports, MSG, Raycom Sports, and NCAA Productions.

Nachtman joined Penn State Athletics in 1999 as Director of Video Operations and Special Assistant to men’s and women’s Basketball.  His basketball duties consisted of scheduling, management of the NIKE account, marketing and promotions, project manager for construction and renovation projects, producer for women’s basketball radio call-in show, and more.  In 2005, Nachtman assumed his current position as Director of Broadcast Operations and oversees the department’s growing services, responsibilities, and opportunities across traditional media outlets and new media platforms.

Jim and his wife Tina, have three children: Sarah, Katie, and Robert.

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