Joe Gesue is Senior Vice President of Olympic Production and Executive Editor for the NBC Sports Group. The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang will be his 11th Olympic assignment with NBC.
Gesue oversees production planning and editorial content for NBC Olympics programs. He previously served as Editorial Director for NBC Olympics, overseeing NBC Sports writers and researchers, and spent seven years as co-Producer of the most watched regularly-scheduled studio show in sports, Football Night in America, including three Super Bowl pregame shows on NBC.
In addition to his managerial duties, Gesue was the head writer for NBC’s primetime coverage of the 2006 Torino and 2008 Beijing Olympics, and has co-produced and written several long-form NBC Olympic documentaries.
He is the winner of 15 Emmys for his work on 10 Olympic broadcasts and the network’s Wimbledon coverage. Gesue’s accolades also include a Peabody Award for his work on the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Gesue joined NBC in 1994 as an Olympic Researcher for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Before that, he was a sportswriter for the Journal News in Westchester County covering New York City area sports teams. He graduated from Princeton in 1993.