Jeff Baumgartner rejoined Multichannel News as Technology Editor in April 2013 to head up the publication’s technology coverage for the its online and print platforms. In March 2015, Baumgartner was also named editor of Next TV, a special section that runs each week in both Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable.
Prior to MCN, Baumgartner was Site Editor for Light Reading Cable, where he spearheaded that publication’s cable industry coverage.
His career in cable news coverage began in 1998 as the Denver Bureau Chief of CableFAX Daily. Baumgartner began to cover cable technology full time in 2000 as an associate editor of CED Magazine, and then as the Broadband Editor of then sister publication Multichannel News. Baumgartner returned to CED in 2002, where he was later named Editor-in-Chief.
Baumgartner got his start in cable in 1992 as a PR manager at Jones Education Networks, an umbrella company that operated full-time education and technology programming networks. He left in 1998 to manage trade advertising for Starz Entertainment.
Baumgartner received a B.A. in technical journalism from Colorado State University.