Stoughton High School graduate Robert McPhall has been selected by NBC Sports to assist with the network's coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, being held Feb. 6-23 in Sochi, Russia. McPhall is a senior majoring in television-radio in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.
"I will be performing various duties including running from event to event, escorting the athletes and logging footage," said McPhail. "I'm excited to work with NBC at the Olympics because of the countless connections I will make and the admiration associated with working such an event." .
Twenty-five of the students will serve their intern assignments in or around Sochi, a resort city located on the Black Sea. The remaining nine will be based at the NBC Sports broadcast and production facility in Stamford, Conn. Intern duties will range from handling specific events -- including ice hockey, figure skating and freestyle skiing -- to working in the International Broadcast Center or what's known as the Highlights Factory, which the network developed to package and distribute coverage through multiple media platforms.
"The fact that NBC has recruited our students for every Olympics
since 2006 is yet another affirmation of the quality of their
educational experience and how well it prepares them for the
professional world," said Diane Gayeski, dean of the Park School."