Carolyn Manno makes her NBC Olympics hosting debut in Rio. She previously served as a freestyle skiing reporter at the 2014 Sochi Games, and was a Sportsdesk reporter at the 2012 London Olympics. Manno also worked as a studio host during the 2014 Sochi Paralympics.
Among her wide-ranging NBC Sports Group assignments, Manno is a reporter for NBC’s Football Night In America and Triple Crown horse racing, a host of NBCSN’s NASCAR America, and an anchor for NBC’s Sports Update Desk.
Prior to joining NBC Sports Group in Stamford in 2009, Manno was an anchor/reporter for CSN New England, and contributor to CSNNE.com. While in Boston, Manno covered the respective Super Bowl, Stanley Cup and NBA Finals appearances by the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, and Boston Celtics.
Manno spent three years at WSBT-TV in South Bend, Ind., where she covered the Notre Dame Fighting Irish; the Chicago Bears, Cubs and White Sox; the Indianapolis Colts; and the Indy 500. While there, she earned multiple first place awards from the Associated Press including an Edward R. Murrow Award for Sports Journalism and an Indiana Spectrum Award for journalistic excellence.
Manno is a Florida native, and a graduate of the University of Florida.