As Head of Broadcast at Rooster Teeth, Patrick Salazar leads creative and technical teams specializing in remote and multi-cam productions at both the Austin and Los Angeles studio locations. Having been with the company since 2013, Salazar re-engineered Rooster Teeth’s livestream capabilities into a technically innovative and flexible broadcast studio for their burgeoning roster of digital programs. Under Salazar, the broadcast team produced more than one thousand hours of live and recorded multicam content a year until the pandemic when his team led the company’s transition to remote production. Salazar’s department now executes up to 60 hours a week of live streamed content from home for Rooster Teeth. Before entering the digital space, Salazar held technical and creative roles for local news affiliates for CBS in Odessa, Texas and FOX in Austin. He has also produced multiple music videos for Sony Latin and his production work has helped raise millions of dollars for Easter Seals, the American Cancer Society and Children’s Miracle Network.
Salazar models his studio management style after the “people, product and process” philosophy from business investor and TV personality Marcus Lemonis. “It’s not enough to have good people on your team, your job as a leader is to treat them well and support them with the right process. That combination will create a great product every time.” Salazar and his husband, Don Vail, live in Manor, Texas.