NORAD’s Santa Tracker: Behind the Scenes

NORAD's Santa TrackerFew things in this world will reaffirm your holiday spirit faster than watching a dozen or so uniformed service people cover a room in Christmas wrapping. Also on that short list, it so happens, is spotting one of the aforementioned troops hand-feed an overzealous and noticeably plump squirrel who’s anxiously scratching on the door to get in. It’s a strangely Snow White-esque moment that unfolds minutes after we set up our gear in the conference room of the Leadership Development Center — a drab, unassuming office space in the middle of Colorado Springs’ Peterson Air Force Base that serves as a training facility for 11 months out of the year. But now, in early December, there’s a transformation occurring, as men and women in various shades of camouflage paper the space with Christmas spirit in record time.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).