Johnny Weir serves as an Olympic correspondent during the 2016 Rio Olympics. This is Weir’s second time covering the Games for NBC following his debut as a figure skating analyst during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
A two-time Olympian, three-time U.S. national champion and world bronze medalist, Weir currently serves as a figure skating analyst for NBC Sports Group’s figure skating coverage, including the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, World Championships and the ISU Grand Prix Series.
As he does for NBC Sports’ figure skating coverage, Weir will team with Olympic figure skating gold medalist Tara Lipinski in Rio. The duo became a sensation for their work during NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Games in Sochi.
Weir served as an event reporter for NBC’s pre-game coverage of Super Bowl XLIX, the most-watched show in U.S. TV history with an average of 114.4 million viewers, and served as a fashion expert for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 Kentucky Derby. He previously worked for Access Hollywood on its coverage of the 2014 Academy Awards.
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).
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.