Johnny Weir, a two-time Olympian, three-time U.S. national champion and World bronze medalist, is a figure skating analyst for NBC Sports for the World Figure Skating Championships, the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series and the U.S. Figure Skating National Championships. Weir joined NBC Olympics for its coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in the same role. Weir will serve as a fashion expert for NBC Sports Group’s upcoming coverage of the 2014 Kentucky Derby. He previously worked for Access Hollywood on its coverage of the 2014 Academy Awards in February.
During his distinguished 16-year career, Weir placed sixth at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 and fifth at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics.
Weir won three consecutive U.S. National Championship titles (2004-2006) and a total of seven medals in 10 national championship appearances. Weir was the bronze medalist at the World Championships in 2008, and in 2007 became the first American singles skater to win the Cup of Russia title.
Weir was twice honored by fans with the U.S Figure Skating/Skating Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for “Skater of the Year” (2008, 2010). Michelle Kwan is the only other skater to win this award twice.
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 airedon The Sundance Channel and Logo Network.
In 2012, Weir represented the United States as a Goodwill Sporting Ambassador to Japan on behalf of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He has been honored as one of the inaugural members of the National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago and had an award named in his honor — “Johnny Weir WinterPride Award” – by PhillyPride in 2013. In 2010, Weir was honored by the Human Rights Campaign with its “Visibility Award,” and in 2007, he received the “For the Love of Russia” award by Ice Symphony.