Washington - Feb 26, 2007 - The American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) and the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) have named Lucinda Hutter Cavell as the recipient of the annual Outstanding Female Engineer of the Year award. The award will be presented during the 2007 AWRT Annual Leadership Summit and Business Conference, on March 10, 2007, at the Renaissance M Street Hotel during the AWRT Power Breakfast.
AWRT has long recognized women making inroads in all areas of electronic media; this includes the field of broadcast engineering. Through this innovative partnership, AWRT and the SBE selected a woman who has made significant contributions to the broadcast industry, whose professional track has been technical in nature, and who has advanced the goals and objectives of the SBE and AWRT, while promoting the field as a career path for women in electronic media. To be eligible for the award, nominees must be a member of AWRT or the SBE.
Hutter Cavell's broadcasting career spans 28 years and includes work at three Olympic games and covering Presidential travels. She currently works for Sprint Nextel as a director overseeing the equipment replacement project for the TV 2GHz ENG band. Her previous work includes system integrator Digital System Technology, Fox Entertainment, WTTG-TV, WLWT-TV Cincinnati, and ABC News Washington.