Gold Rush – Syosset native earns Olympics internship


Syosset native Jacob Asman has been selected by NBC Sports to assist with the network’s coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, being held Aug. 5 through 21 in Rio de Janeiro. Asman is a senior majoring in television-radio in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.

A total of 13 students from the Park School will be serving essential behind-the-scenes roles at the world’s biggest athletic event. Asman is one of 3 students from the Park School to be on site at the games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a runner, he will assist with all aspects of production on NBC’s broadcast.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with the NBC Sports team covering the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” said Asman. “As an aspiring sports broadcaster, I couldn’t be more grateful for the chance to represent Ithaca College, while contributing to one of the world’s biggest sports broadcasts.”

Ithaca College students have previously interned at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, 2012 Summer Olympics in London, 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.

“I’m very proud that NBC has recruited interns from the Park School for every Olympics since 2006; for each of these students, it represents a validation of the comprehensive education they’ve received in their courses, in our co-curricular student media organizations, and through prior internships,” said Diane Gayeski, dean of the Park School. “I consistently hear from internship supervisors that our students are not only well-prepared, but that they also are exceptionally hardworking and team oriented. The Olympics will provide an exceptionally challenging and complex environment for them to build their skills and professional networks.”

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