FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
REMINDER: BOB COSTAS, MIKE TIRICO & JIM BELL ON NBC OLYMPICS CONFERENCE CALL TODAY AT 2 PM ET
Dial 913-312-1482 to participate; Conference ID 2539937
NEW YORK, N.Y. – February 9, 2017 – NBC Olympics hosts Bob Costas and Mike Tirico will be joined by Jim Bell, President, NBC Olympics Production and Programming, on a media conference call today, Thursday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. ET.
Dial 913-312-1482 to participate
Conference ID: 2539937
Costas, the primetime host of every NBC Olympics since 1992, has passed the torch to Tirico – who will make his debut as NBC’s primetime Olympic host beginning with PyeongChang 2018. The announcement was made today – exactly one year before the PyeongChang Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9, 2018 – by Mark Lazarus, Chairman NBC Broadcasting and Sports, and Bell.
Costas served as NBC’s primetime host for a U.S.-television record 11 Olympics – every Olympics on NBC since 1992, including the 2012 London Games, which is the most-watched television event in U.S. history, reaching 217 million viewers. Costas also served as NBC’s late night host at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
In addition to his critically-acclaimed Olympic work, Costas has won 27 Emmy Awards – more than any sports broadcaster in history. He is the only broadcaster to have won Emmy Awards in sports, news and entertainment (for his late-night program Later with Bob Costas). Costas’ versatility has been recognized with Emmy Awards or nominations for play-by-play, hosting, interviewing, writing, feature reporting and commentary. His career is simply one of the most significant in the history of sports broadcasting. Costas’ now 37-year association with NBC will continue as he will have noteworthy roles in NBC Sports and NBC News programs. For Costas’ full bio, click here.
Tirico, who joined NBC Sports Group in July 2016, has had a whirlwind first seven months with the company. In addition to his role in Rio, he has served as host of Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, as well as The Open and The Ryder Cup, and Breeders’ Cup horse racing. Tirico also handled play-by-play for Sunday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, and Notre Dame Football. For Tirico’s full bio, click here.
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