Behind The Scenes

Through wind, snow and dark of night, ESPN employees forged on through ‘Winter Storm Nemo’

On Friday, Feb. 8, the East Coast was preparing for the arrival of “Winter Storm Nemo,” the blizzard that would dump as much as 40 inches of snow in some parts of Connecticut.

Almost immediately, the ESPN personnel jumped into action to keep the network’s Bristol headquarters up and running. This meant teams worked around the clock to clear snow, ensure employees’ safety and continue uninterrupted production.

In some cases, employees slept on air mattresses through the weekend. Nemo even kept ESPN colleagues in the Los Angeles and Charlotte production centers on their toes as they stepped in to ensure uninterrupted presentations of SportsCenter and other programming.

In the true spirit of community, the ESPN cafeteria doors were opened to Bristol city workers assisting with the snow clearance.

When it was all said and done, Nemo was no match for ESPN employees who dedicated themselves to making sure colleagues were safe and that sports fans didn’t miss a beat.

The video above features some ESPN employees describing the challenging conditions and the teamwork that prevailed to keep things running smoothly.

Video produced by Ariel Bond

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