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02/08/2018

UHart Alumni Bring Olympics to Viewers Around the World

UHart Alumni Bring Olympics to Viewers Around the World

NBC says it has 2,500 employees working in PyeongChang, South Korea right now. Three of them are UHart alumni working to enable billions of viewers around the world to watch the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Working behind-the-scenes, Joseph Beahm ’12, Angel Muñoz ’17, and Kevin Callahan ’07 are members of NBC’s production team making sure viewers can view the competitions.

Excited to be in South Korea, Joseph Beahm ‘12, who majored in performance arts management in the University’s The Hartt School, is on the technical team as a broadcast communications engineer. 

“Being at the right place at the right time and having the knowledge, has allowed me to go from audio engineering at a local level to working with NBC as a broadcast communications engineer,” says Beahm. 

This is his second time working at the Olympic Games.

With expertise in audio and lighting, it is no coincidence that Beahm was selected to work with NBC. In 2009, he started his own company, JBeahm Design that develops lighting and audio systems for theaters, local productions, and corporate companies. Building a successful business and taking advantage of opportunities, he has designed systems for artists that include Chris Brown and Tom Petty.

“The University provided me with many ways to connect with local businesses and gave me the ability to take an independent study, where I could gain real world experiences in the music industry,” says Beahm.

Kevin Callahan ’07 and Angel Muñoz ‘17 are also in South Korea. Callahan, who was an engineering and technology major from the University’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, is working as a studio maintenance and design engineer.

Munoz, who was an audio engineering technology major, is running NBC’s insert studio for social media stories. Like Beahm, Muñoz has worked for NBC during the Olympics before. In 2016, he helped broadcast the summer games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil while he was still a senior at the University of Hartford. Read more.

“Your commitment to self-goals determine who you are,” says Muñoz