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Jefferson Grad to Help with Winter Olympics Coverage for NBC Sports

Ithaca College student Stephanie Khoury of Jefferson will work behind the scenes on the Sochi, Russia Winter Olympics coverage this February.

Ithaca College student and Jefferson HS grad Stephanie Khoury
Ithaca College student and Jefferson HS grad Stephanie Khoury

Stephanie Khoury, a Jefferson Township High School graduate, has been selected by NBC Sports to assist with the network's coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, being held Feb. 6 through 23 in Sochi, Russia. Khoury, now a junior at Ithaca College, is majoring in documentary studies and production at the college's Roy H. Park School of Communications.

Khoury will be one of 34 students from the Park School who will be serving essential behind-the-scenes roles at the world's biggest athletic event. Ithaca joins Syracuse University and Bradley University as the only institutions nationwide who are providing interns to NBC Sports for its Olympics coverage.

"I'm excited to go to the Olympics because I was a downhill skier in high school, and to see in person the athletes I used to watch on television is such an amazing opportunity," Khoury said in a statement.

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, Connecticut. 

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.


Sam Khoury January 16, 2014 at 01:17 PM
Your constant desire, drive and hard work got you to be HS Ski Captain for two years, HS Track Captain as Senior, win an Emmy your Collegiate Sophomore year, in LA, for "Expressions of Hope", a documentary you were instrumental as a College Freshman. Brought the audience from laughter to tears in your Ithaca Gardens photo documentary. Made us appreciate the efforts of HS filmmakers from around the globe in the All American High School Film Festival. Now, you put Jefferson Township High School, the Township in whole, and Ithaca College in front of the world via the Olympics. You go girl! You are definitely a RISING STAR, and your Dad is extremely proud of you. I truly thank you for all the wonderful abovementioned life events depicted above!

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