Sergei Ivonin came to the New York Film Academy to learn the skills essential to becoming a successful broadcast journalist. Thanks to his hard work, and his intensive course-of-study, Sergei was hired by NBC News. Now he is using the skills he first learned at NYFA to bring the story of the 2014 Winter Olympics to millions of American television viewers.
As a producer at Dateline NBC, Sergei has worked on a wide range of assignments, including criminal justice stories as well as a remembrance of Grammy-Award winning singer and actress Whitney Houston.
In Sochi he was on-the-ground well before the actual start of the Olympic Games, working on the kind of moving personal stories that NBC is famous for.
Following the Olympics, Sergei will be returning to the New York Film Academy for an exciting Q&A session with NYFA faculty, current and former Broadcast Journalism students, as well as potential students. The session will take place at 1pm on Thursday March 13 on the NYFA Battery Place campus, and will be moderated by Broadcast Journalism Chair Bill Einreinhofer.