Liam McHugh, one of the emerging voices in sports television today, continues to add to his rapidly growing workload at NBC and the NBCSN.
McHugh’s extensive hockey broadcast experience includes hosting of NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game studio show that airs prior to and after NHL telecasts throughout the regular-season, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final. McHugh also hosts NBC’s Notre Dame Football coverage including Countdown to Kickoff, NBCSN’s pre-game show. He was a reporter on NBC and NBCSN’s coverage leading up to Super Bowl XLVI, and contributed to NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
In 2011, McHugh demonstrated his talent and versatility by hosting numerous studio shows and live events for nearly every major sporting event that aired on VERSUS, since re-branded as NBCSN. In the summer of 2011, McHugh stepped into the role of host for NBCSN’s live daily coverage of the Tour de France. In the fall, he hosted NBCSN’s College Football Talk. Additionally, he hosted the network’s studio coverage of the Mountain West Conference.
McHugh began his career as a reporter for Newsday in New York. In 2004, he stepped in front of the camera for the first time as a Sports Anchor for WTHI-TV in Terre Haute, Indiana and then served as the Sports Anchor for KOKH in Oklahoma City from 2007-2009 before joining VERSUS in 2010. McHugh was also a contributing writer and reporter for ESPN the Magazine for four years.
McHugh is a graduate of the University of Buffalo and earned a Masters in Broadcast Journalism from the Samuel I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.