Behind the Scenes With NBC10 at Pyeongchang Olympics

The Winter Olympics are in full swing, and we have exclusive behind the scenes look thanks to NBC10's very own Keith Jones and his photographer Matt Schaffer.

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Connie Bolger
Connie Bolger
NBC10's Keith Jones went halfway around the world to bring you an inside look of the Winter Olympics.
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After an exhausting 30 hours of traveling from the U.S. to South Korea, Keith happily high fives the Olympic mascot, Soohorang.
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The NBC10 crew may have missed out on the Eagles Super Bowl celebrations in Philadelphia, but they didn't miss out on the opportunity for a celebratory Philly cheesesteak. Photographer Matt Schaffer smiles with the Korean version of a Philly cheesesteak.
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"The world needs more Veritas, Unitas, Caritas: truth, unity, and love," Keith captions a photo on Facebook taken of him at the demilitarized zone between South Korea and North Korea.
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Keith describes waking up at 4:30 a.m. to cross the extremely dangerous DMZ: "It was an intense, surreal experience."
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In a photo posted to Facebook, Keith stands on the "Bridge of Freedom" between North and South Korea, describing the hopeful peace flags on the bridge but also the guard tower and barbed wire fencing of the DMZ. He writes, "This is the backdrop to these NBC Olympics, which aims to bring people together. Makes you thankful for #freedom and opportunity!"
A behind-the-scenes look at Jones chatting with Lansdale, Montgomery County, native Blake Taylor. Taylor is an Intelligence Specialist, First Class, who's served at the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan just outside of Seoul, South Korea for nearly a year. He told the NBC10 crew about service, the DMZ, North Korea and experiencing the vibrant culture of South Korea.
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A behind-the-scenes look at one of Keith's first newscasts at the Olympic Park in Gangneung.
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Matt and Keith are all smiles during a shoot.
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Keith interviews "hilarious" Team USA luge athlete Summer Britcher, of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics Games Opening Ceremony.
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Keith poses with another Team USA Luge athlete, Jayson Terdiman of Berwick, Pennsylvania, before the Opening Ceremony.
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Matt snaps a picture of a Pyeongchang 2018 luge pin gifted to him by Terdiman.
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Where can you find an 8-track mixer, a portable heater, a coffee maker, two calendars, and 90 degree-heat? On a bus in South Korea, apparently. This selfie that Keith posted to Facebook was accompanied with some details about the buses the crew takes to and from the Olympics venues.
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It was much colder outside.
Although the Koreans are competing under one flag, Keith posted this picture of the North Korean athletes causing controversy by having their flag draped from their balcony in the Athlete's Village.
Why does this Sprite can feature a taco? Keith gave Facebook users a look at food shopping in South Korea.
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Keith and the rest of the NBC10 crew in South Korea caught a glimpse at some men's speedskating.
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Keith thanks producer Jen Lee for helping the crew keep up with a hectic Olympic coverage schedule.
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Keith poses with Jamie Anderson, the back-to-back Snowboard Slopestyle gold medalist.
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Keith caught up with some of the local guys representing Team USA Ice Hockey. Here, he smiles with Bobby Sanguinetti, born and raised in New Jersey, ahead of the team's first game.
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Keith and the NBC10 crew were nervous after receiving Emergency Alerts on their phones that they couldn't read! Turns out the alerts, which were in Korean, were for an earthquake a few hours away and some fires.
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Keith posted a selfie with Pita Taufatofua, otherwise known as the "Shirtless Tongan," the Taekwondo athlete turned cross country skier who went viral during his flag-bearing stint in the opening ceremonies of the summer and winter Olympics.
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"Whoa #Mcdonalds is a popular choice here at the Olympics," Matt writes on Twitter accompanied by a photo of a line stretching outside of a unique South Korean version of the popular fast food venue.
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It's been a fun but tiring trip so far! According to a Facebook post by Keith that shows him on the ground in zero-degree weather, "Our NBC10 team hasn't worked less than 13 hours a day."
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Keith caught up with skater Adam Rippon, "a Team USA Figure Skater and #LGBT icon from Pennsylvania," before he competed in the Men's Short Program.
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Keith even got to hang out with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on The Today Show, where he gloated about the Eagles' Super Bowl win.
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Nothing like pizza after a tiring day of Olympic coverage. Keith writes, "After these long 13+ hour days, our NBC10 crew will eat anything. Pizza is always at the top of the list, no matter what country I'm in."
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Keith once again caught up with "brassy, sassy, & classy" local figure skating phenomenon Adam Rippon. The two chatted about Rippon's perfect performances, "witchcraft," and his love for Pennsylvania.
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Keith explored Anmok Beach, Gangneung, also known as the seaside city of "coffee romance," which is only a short commute from Pyeongchang. "I may have had 8 cups of coffee," he confesses in a Facebook post.
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The NBC10 crew has tried many unique delicacies during their time in South Korea, but there was one they couldn't bring themselves to sample: dried stingray.
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