2018 Winter Olympic starts tomorrow; WCU alum, Jarrett Frazier, involved in NBC coverage

During the winter games in Sochi, Russia WCU had four representatives: from left Gabe Nucci, broadcasting professor, Roger Cote, Monica Papworth were interning at NBC during the games and Jarrett Frazier, who was working for NBC sports.

STAMFORD — Millions of viewers will watch the action unfold this month on the slopes and rinks in PyeongChang, South Korea. They could not do so without the help of a team based some 6,850 miles away.

The Olympics represent Stamford-based NBC Sports’ most-watched and demanding production. From Thursday through Feb. 25, a local contingent of hundreds will aim to seamlessly produce thousands of hours of coverage for a global audience. The pressure is intense, but members of the Connecticut roster say they have the experience and strategy to deliver. Among them is Jarrett Frazier, WCU 2012 graduate in communication.

Frazier, who is now the manager of transmission operations and engineering, will oversee the center during the games. He worked on site at the past three Olympics: in Rio de Janeiro, Sochi, Russia, and London.

“It’s helpful to know a lot of people from those previous games who will be in PyeongChang,” Frazier said. “We’ll know who to reach out to firsthand.”

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