Behind the Story: Broadcasting the Olympics

Broadcasting the Olympics — like the ones we’re about to cover in Tokyo — takes a real team effort. This year’s Olympics are a very large logistical event for NBCU News Group, requiring international travel, arrangements for accommodation and transportation, and broadcast teams providing coverage for the TODAY show, NBC Nightly News and other shows working 13 hours ahead of New York.

Stacy Brady, Executive Vice President and General Manager of News Field and Production Operations for NBCUniversal joins Danny Miller, Director of Field Engineering, and Carmela Tripodi, Vice President of Operations and Crew Management, to discuss what it takes to broadcast the Olympics.


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The Olympics, in general, are very exciting… We're not sure what to expect when we get there. I think that we have to be flexible, and everyone needs to bring a little patience... The athletes have worked very hard for this, and then we're there to support it.
Carmela Tripodi