Upper Township resident and La Salle University communications major Cody Barr, 21, got to see how NBC Sports shows viewers the most important parts of the Olympic Games, chosen from hundreds of hours of footage.
Barr worked as an executive office intern with NBC Sports in Stamford, Conn., assisting with the network's coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
"An event would start, and we'd get a start list to all the editors at the highlight factory," said Barr, a 2011 graduate of Ocean City High School who played softball and was on the field hockey team that won a state championship. "Once the races were over, we'd get results as soon as possible so they could pick shots and edit for prime time. It was pretty exciting."
Because of the time difference, the busiest time could be 3 a.m. Eastern time, she said. She also helped with other sports coverage.
Barr, a junior and a member of the La Salle's honors program, had the flexibility to leave campus for the six-credit internship from Jan. 6 through Feb. 27 because she was ahead in class credits, she said. She is also doing an online course and an independent study this semester.
In Stamford, she had casual conversations with people such as Sam Flood, executive producer of NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network, and Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Sports Group, she said.
Last year, she received a scholarship from the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia.
Barr produces a weekly sports program for the university's TV station and has been a sports writer at the Collegian, the student newspaper at La Salle. At OCHS, she wrote about sports for The Sentinel, she said.
Her parents are Kevin and Eileen Barr, and she has a sister, Delia, who graduated from OCHS in 2006, she said.
'Sandy Stories' screening
The Stockton Peace lecture series will screen "Sandy Stories Project" 1 p.m. March 18 in The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's Campus Center Theatre. The full-length documentary, produced by the Atlantic County Library System, chronicles the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy through stories of Brigantine residents.
Beth Bliss, principal librarian and branch manager of the Atlantic County Library System in Brigantine, and Jess Bonnan-White, assistant professor of criminal justice at Stockton, will discuss the history of the project and the challenges communities such as Brigantine are still facing.
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