When "Anthony to the newsroom" goes out over the NEWS CENTER intercom, you know there's a problem. But rest assured Anthony Cassone is ready to put out whatever technical fire might have arisen. As a Systems Administrator, Anthony is responsible for managing both the traditional computer network and ensuring access to the huge amount of data and video we generate and store at the NEWS CENTER each day. It's also up to him to grow the network to accommodate the NEWS CENTER's increasing needs. A big example of this is the digital play out systems that television stations use today instead of tapes, whenever you see a commercial, report or even select programming like Jeopardy, you're not watching a tape but rather a video clip being played off one of our twelve dedicated on-air play out servers.
Anthony has been with the NEWS CENTER for a little more than a year. No matter what comes up, he always manages to respond immediately and keeps his cool, which is much appreciated and a calming influence in the middle of crisis. Better yet, he always delivers, getting the job done! What does Anthony like most about his job? "I enjoy the abstract thinking that is required to solve a lot of the problems I deal with. There is very rarely a definitive correct way to do something and imaging then implementing my own solution, from conception to completion, is very rewarding," he says.
Outside of work, Anthony is a Technical Advisor to the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center's (SVCDC) Computer Networking and Communications curriculum and he develops for the Raspberry Pi.
It's good to have smart people around!