Halevi has completely reorganized video board productions and live game streaming for the Crimson, brining these efforts in house, and expanding their scope and reach. With the addition of newly streamed sports, the completion of a new central control room, and the building of a NCAA-leading fully automated streaming infrastructure for men’s and women’s tennis, Halevi was able to double the online viewership for Harvard broadcasts within his first year.
In the 2013-14 season, Halevi established a partnership between Harvard Athletics and ESPN, to broadcast the Crimson’s in-house productions of lacrosse and wrestling on ESPN3, the first such relationship in the Ivy League. Staffing the productions almost exclusively with students from local area college, Halevi and the multimedia team have been able to provide real-world hands-on experience for dozens of students looking to develop their production and broadcasting skills.
As an on-going project, Halevi is spearheading Harvard Athletics’ initiative to maintain and digitize its archives of historic video films, dating back to the 1920s, thereby supporting the department’s goal of preserving its long and storied history.
Halevi’s is a member of the College Sports Summit Advisory Board, with his work at Harvard often featured by the Sports Video Group.
Before joining Harvard in 2012, Halevi served as Associate Director of Video Production at Northeastern University. There, he directed live event broadcasting, post-production, branding and graphic design for the Huskies while overseeing hiring and training for the video production team and managing capital and operating production budgets for the Athletics department.
Halevi built Northeastern’s video archives and coordinated content distribution with national media outlets. His productions have been featured on ESPN, Comcast SportsNet, NESN and multiple local network affiliates.
While at Northeastern, Halevi produced the first ever collegiate women’s ice hockey game on the ESPN family of networks, and served as the executive producer for all Northeastern broadcasts on ESPN3. Under Halevi’s direction, the video production team produced over 100 annual broadcasts, which were watched by 30,000 viewers during the 2011-2012 season.
Halevi led the re-branding efforts at Northeastern Athletics in 2009, a process that streamlined and simplified the marks and branding guide for the department. Additionally, Halevi coordinated the development process for the Huskies’ iOS mobile app, in use by over 10,000 users.
Before coming to Northeastern, Halevi served as video production and graphic design assistant at Boston University’s Agganis Arena, where he created commercial spots for national and local television broadcasts, and produced original content for the center-hung video board at the 6,000-seat arena.
Halevi holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University. A native of Maccabim, Israel, Halevi lives with his wife, Barbara, and daughter, Clara, in Brookline, Mass.