The Seattle Times
If you’re the local NBC affiliate and the Winter Olympics is just 150 miles north, the pressure is on.
For KING-5 TV, the Vancouver Olympics are a local story hitched to the massive network output each day. NBC bet $820 million on the U.S. rights to the Games.
Peter O’Connell is the man in charge of KING’s coverage. The station is spending about $250,000 for a staff of 25 to provide that local angle. It’s not millions of dollars, but in tight economic times, it’s plenty.
And each day, O’Connell carries some indispensable items for a project he began working on nearly seven years ago More…