Crossing the Finish Line in Rio: WRAL-TV Team Closes Olympic Journey

WRAL Rio Team

WRAL’s Rio Team (l to r) Jeff Gravley, Keith Baker, Renee Chou, Ed Wilson, Debra Morgan & Brad Simmons on their last day of Olympic coverage in Rio. We believe their work has been gold medal worthy!

It’s not how you begin, it’s how you finish.  WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Debra Morgan, Renee Chou & Jeff Gravley, along with WRAL-TV Photojournalists Ed Wilson, Keith Baker and Brad Simmons dealt with delayed flights, missed connections and lost luggage on their way to Rio.  Once they finally made it to the 2016 Summer Olympics, the Super Six wasted no time scouring the Brazilian city for stories to beam back to the Triangle.WRAL

The group found North Carolina connections, such as former N.C. State gymnast turned coach of Team USA’s Laurie Hernandez, to report on for the folks back home.  They saw Usain Bolt run, Michael Phelps win, and Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross play volleyball.  So many adventures for one packed two-week period.

Here are the photos from their final days in Rio.  The news crew got a boost of support during those last days as WRAL-TV Vice President & General Manager Steve Hammel and his wife, Renee, arrived at the Olympics with CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon and his wife, Barbara.  The couples were kind enough to share their personal photos from their Rio journey with Capcom as well.

For a final time…enjoy!


SLIDESHOW:  The Final Days of Team WRAL in Rio




Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Debra Morgan, Renee Chou, Ed Wilson, Keith Baker, Steve Hammel & Jeff Gravley and Barbara Goodmon for these capcom photos.

In case you missed any, here are all the stories we’ve posted about the adventures of WRAL-TV’s Super Six in Rio, plus the addition of two executives and their wives during the final days of the games:

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