Recent Georgetown College Grad Now a Production Assistant At NBCâs âRock Centerâ in New York City
Hillary Thornton ( Class of 2012) credits her GC education, her involvements in campus activities, her faith in God, Â and â more than a little bit of luckâ for her having been hired for what can certainly be considered âa dream job in New York City.
âThese days, Hillary is working in the control rooms at NBCâs vast headquarters- having just completed being involved with Â the networkâs successful and wall-to-wall coverage of the London Olympics. What was the catalyst of her good fortune?A chance meeting with Tom Hammond, a Lexington-based sports commentator for the Â NBC network!
Where? At a reception at Dr. Crouchâs home- during which she met Hammond, who Â volunteered to help Hillary Â find a job in broadcasting.
While she was a student here, Hillary earned her degree in Communications and Media Studies, with a minor in Political Science. Â She was part of the Tiger Sports Network; she worked as the news director for WRVG; held leadership positions as Student Government Senator; was President and VP/Membership for Sigma Kappa, and- in her âspare timeâ- got valuable experience while interning at WLEX TV- the NBC station affiliate in Lexington.
She noted: âLife is about relationships, making connections, and taking advantage of every opportunity we are given. â Â And, she quickly added â Iâm a firm believer in âeverything happens for a reason. Â With God leading me every step of the way on this journey, the support of my family and friends, and the strong foundation Iâve received through my time at Georgetown, Iâm confident, excited, and I can smile about what the future holds for me.â