Figure Skating Analyst

Johnny Weir is the NBC Olympics’ lead figure skating analyst on the primetime figure skating team alongside play-by-play commentator Terry Gannon and 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski.

Gannon, Lipinski, and Weir received critical acclaim for their commentary on NBCSN’s live figure skating coverage at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, which helped the network post the 10 best weekday daytime audiences in its history. Later that year, they were named NBC Sports Group’s lead figure skating announce team.

Weir’s broadcast experience includes his own series Be Good Johnny Weir, for which he won the 2010 NewNowNext Award for “Most Addictive Reality Star,” and documentary film Pop Star On Ice, both of which aired on The Sundance Channel and Logo Network.

Fast Facts

  • 3rd Olympics overall with NBC Sports, previously serving as a figure skating analyst for NBCSN’s coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics and as a correspondent for the 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Debuts as lead analyst for Olympic figure skating
  • In a distinguished 16-year career, Weir won three consecutive U.S. titles (2004-2006), a total of six U.S. Championships medals, and a bronze at the World Championships in 2008. He placed sixth in men’s figure skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and fifth at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics.
  • At the Kentucky Derby, Weir and Lipinski served as a fashion and lifestyle correspondents for NBC Sports Group from 2014-16. In addition, they were event reporters for NBC’s pre-game coverage of Super Bowl XLIX, the most-watched show in U.S. television history with an average of 114.4 million viewers. Weir and Lipinski also worked for Access Hollywood on its coverage of the 2014 Academy Awards.
  • Weir was twice honored by fans with the U.S Figure Skating/Skating Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for “Skater of the Year” (2008, 2010).