July 24, 2008
Sort of a gallery and sort of an announcement... For those that don't already know, I am returning to join the team at NBC Olympics for the month of August to work on their coverage of the Summer Games. You may also know that I did the same thing in 2006 for the Torino games. For those, I was lucky to travel to Italy for the month, which launched me on my first tour of Europe afterward. Unfortunately for me, technology has gotten to the point now where the work no longer has to be done on-site, so for 2008, we will be working out of New York City. I decided a month in New York working out of 30 Rock was in its own way enough of a different world to make the experience worth it. And don't get me wrong, it's a great group of folks and challenging work, but its also its own brand of hell. We work 12+ hours a day, 7 days week. In Italy, I vividly remember that point where we were walking in the building saying to each other "what were we thinking agreeing to this?!"; but just as vivid was that last day where its sad like the last day of summer camp is and you wish you could do it again. The Olympics gig also gives me a project with a very definite end-date that I used to justify planning a return Europe trek in September. So stay tuned, and come along for the ride.
Posted by Jon Berry at 11:19 PM