Virgil Labrador

Virgil Labrador • Editor-in-Chief • Satellite Markets and Research

Virgil Labrador is the Editor-in-Chief of Los Angeles, California-based Satellite Markets and Research which publishes a web portal on the global satellite industry, the monthly Satellite Executive Briefing magazine and occasional industry reports called MarketBriefs and technical reports called TECHBriefs. Virgil is one of the few trade journalists who have a proven track record working in the commercial satellite industry. He worked as a senior executive for a teleport in Singapore, the Asia Broadcast Center, then-owned by the US broadcasting company CBS. He has co-authored two books on the history of satellite communications and satellite technology and contributed chapters in other books on mass communications and communication theory. His articles have appeared in numerous trade and academic publications including the Encyclopedia Britannica, where he wrote the section on “Satellite Communications.” He holds a Master’s in Communications Management from the University of Southern California (USC). He can be reached at