Cable Academy 2017

Brian Lockman

Brian Lockman was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Cable Network in February 1999. He joined PCN as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in November 1994 after more than fifteen years with C-SPAN. One of C-SPAN's original four employees, he served more than ten years as that network's Vice President of Operations. At the time he joined PCN it was a struggling instructional network which he quickly developed it into the nation's pre-eminent state cable network built on the C-SPAN model. During his tenure at C-SPAN, Mr. Lockman produced and directed the first live television coverage of the Iowa presidential precinct caucuses, directed C-SPAN's first live coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and produced C-SPAN's coverage of the aftermath of the 1991 military coup in the Soviet Union. In addition, he served three years as Chairman of the U.S. Capitol Media Fiber Project, a consortium of all radio and television news organizations in Washington, and served one year as Chairman of the Radio-Television Correspondents' Association, the organization comprised of the Capitol Hill radio and television press corps.

Mr. Lockman is a founding board member of the Pennsylvania Press Club and served for three years as its first president. He is also a founding board member of NAPAN, the National Association of Public Affairs Networks, a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Bar/Press Committee, and a trustee of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation. Since 1996 he has been on-air host of the weekly interview series "PA Books," and is a frequent host of the "PCN Call-in" program. He is author of four books, PCN Tours released in 2003, World War II: In Their Own Words and Pioneers of Cable Television both released in 2005, and World War II Reflections released in 2009. Mr. Lockman is a native of Norwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia. He plays banjo and fiddle with the Buc Hill Aces, a band that specializes in Old-Time Southern Appalachian music. He has been married for 39 years to Nancy Karvois Lockman, and they have two daughters.