Jim Lovell, an audio technician for “Today,” was one of the four victims in Sunday’s Metro North train derailment. Lovell worked for PRG, a media services company that frequently works with NBC, and was part of “just about every big concert we ever had on our plaza,” Matt Lauer said on the show this morning.
“He was not only a skilled technician but also one of the nicest guys you ever met,” executive producer Don Nash wrote in a note to NBC staffers Sunday night. “…He always had a smile on his face and was quick to share a friendly greeting.”
Read Nash’s full note after the jump.
From: ”Nash, Don (NBCUniversal)” Date: December 1, 2013, 8:54:03 PM EST
Subject: Jim Lovell
I have some very sad news to share.
One of the victims of the tragic train derailment in the Bronx was Jim Lovell, an audio technician who frequently worked on Today and other NBC programs.
Jim worked on Today for over 20 years. He was not only a skilled technician but also one of the nicest guys you ever met. You may have seen him working at many of our outdoor concerts. He always had a smile on his face and was quick to share a friendly greeting.
Jim is survived by his wife, Nancy Montgomery, three sons, Hudson, Jack and Finn and a daughter, Brooke. On behalf of all of us who had the pleasure of working with Jim, our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to all of them. I will have more information on how we can express our support in the coming days.
In the meantime, please keep the Lovells and all the families who lost loved ones in this horrible accident in your thoughts and prayers.