Named Executive Producer, NBC Sports and NBCSN, on February 2, 2011, Flood oversees all aspects of sports production for both networks. Flood was named the seventh executive producer in NBC Sports history in June 2010 after being the Coordinating Producer, NBC Sports since July 2005. A 21-time Emmy Award winner and three-time Eclipse Award winner, Flood reports directly to Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Sports Group.
Flood is the producer for the critically acclaimed NFL studio show Football Night in America, which is the most-watched studio show in sports. A former college hockey captain, Flood is regarded as one of the most influential figures in the sport of hockey in the U.S. and is credited for creating the “Inside the Glass” analyst position. As executive producer, he also oversees production for NBC Sports and NBCSN’s coverage of Horse Racing, NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula One, Boxing, Tour de France, French Open, Premier League among others.
Flood served as the daytime producer at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, his 11th Olympics assignment with NBC. One of the many Olympic researchers who moved on to successful roles in the world of sports and entertainment, Flood joined NBC Sports in 1986 as an Olympic researcher for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, for which he won a writing Emmy.
Flood produced the Olympic Closing Ceremony from Salt Lake in 2002, and the Torino Closing Ceremony in February 2006, both just days after producing the network’s coverage of the Daytona 500. Flood produced six years of NASCAR coverage for the NBC/Turner joint venture, winning the Emmy for Best Live Series in 2006. He also won an Emmy in 1999 for live event turnaround for the 1999 World Track and Field Championship in Seville, Spain.
Before becoming a researcher for the 1988 Summer Olympics for NBC Sports, Flood was a writer/researcher for Turner Sports during the network’s coverage of the 1986 Goodwill Games in Moscow, Russia, and an associate producer for CNN Sports Tonight concurrently.
Flood graduated from Williams College in 1983, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. A native of Dedham, Mass., he and his wife, Jane, reside in Ridgewood, N.J., with their two children, Eliza and Sam, Jr.