Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a reporter covering the Olympics? Here’s a breakdown of what my typical day looks like in Sochi.
7:30 AM: Get out of bed and get ready
8:15 AM: Check e-mails and gather information on Olympic events -- the winners, TEAM USA, NorCal Athletes, and any stories of interest.
8:45 AM: Hop on the secured Olympic Shuttle to the IBC (International Broadcast Center)
9:00 AM: Arrive at IBC -- Conference call with NBC Bay Area to determine what stories to highlight on primetime newscast
9:30 AM: Write Olympic stories for primetime newscast. (Usually 11:30 a.m. Sochi time, 11:30 p.m. on the West Coast)
10:45 AM: Walk to live shot location in Olympic Park
11:30 AM: On the air LIVE
Noon: Return to the IBC
12:30 PM: Speak to my producers for “Today in the Bay”
1:00 PM: Write my Olympic stories for “Today in the Bay”
2:15 PM: Try to grab lunch
2:30 PM: Run out with photographer to shoot story and interview atheletes
4:00 PM: Head back to live shot location
5 - 7 PM: On the air LIVE for “Today in the Bay.” Usually six live shots in two hours.
7:00 PM: Walk back to the IBC
7:30 PM: Meet with Olympic producers about next day, write “flavor” story for the next day, social network, work on blogs.
10:00 PM (if I’m lucky): Take Olympic Shuttle back to hotel (take dinner to go)
10:30 PM: Watch Olympics and talk to my husband
Midnight: Go to bed!
Next day: Repeat
Some days are longer, never shorter, but always memorable.