“As soon as we heard there might be a need, we started planning for different scenarios,” said Byram. “We took action and quickly bought all the systems that were available so we would be ahead of the curve.”
The team is currently installing at least one unit per day and recently have worked with the home locations of Keith Olbermann, Jordan Schultz, Tisha Thompson, Dianna Russini, Dan Orlovsky, Jay Williams, Louis Riddick, Mike Greenberg, Max Kellerman, Kendrick Perkins, Rachel Nichols and Hannah Storm.
Safety is always top of mind.
“We are staying local whenever possible and using colleagues in the area to assist with the set up,” said Byram. “For example, Rachel Busch [manager, studio design and development] is based in LA, so she has jumped in to help. We have also shipped the equipment to the commentators’ homes and helped them install over the phone. We have also started wearing masks and gloves.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: Outside The Lines’ Keith Olbermann contributes an essay using his home studio in New York City.