Now that the summer Olympic Games in London are drawing to a close, my internship at Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium is coming to an end as well! I’ve worked with some amazing people and had the best learning experience working behind the scenes of CTV and TSN. Working closely with TSN reporter Kate Beirness (photo below) has taught me about the dedication and passion one must have if you want to work in a career such a journalism. The best advice she gave me? If you want to be on TV – you HAVE to be on TV every day, find a small local television station and start there. “They don’t care if you mess up on-air, the only people who are watching are seniors over 65 waiting for the lottery numbers to show,” she said. Sad, but true. Now that this amazing learning experience is over, what’s next for me? I’ll let you know once I catch up on two weeks of sleep. XO Jessica
Rosie MacLennan delivers a solid performance today in trampoline! CANADA’S FIRST GOLD IN THE SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES IN LONDON! I was in the CTV control room when she won the medal and you should have heard the cheers coming from the entire building (which started once the defending champion from China fell on her last jump)! Not to mention it was cool so see most of the people in the control room STAND when our anthem played. We’re so proud of you Rosie, your late grandfather certainly had the best seat in the house once you stood on that podium! 🙂
Canada – Hudson’s Bay Company Kept very simple. Love the zip-up sweaters, but not so hot on the beige khakis. However, the entirety of the uniform still works because I’m biased and love Canada and all our athletes – they can be dressed in garbage bags and I’d still love ’em. Great Britain – Stella McCartney Keeping it classy in black. Love it. USA – Ralph Lauren This honestly can’t get any more American. From their military inspired hats to their Ralph Lauren logo on their jackets. All they need is a piece of apple pie in their hand and they’re good to go. Australia – Sportscraft I really just like their white shoes with the black laces. South Korea – Fila AHOY MATEY! I love everything about their uniform. Clean-cut, sophisticated, and definitely trendy.