1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski is a lead figure skating analyst on the NBC Olympics primetime figure skating team alongside play-by-play commentator Terry Gannon and three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir.
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.
Since the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, Lipinski has worked with many of the world’s top media outlets and partnered with sponsors, further burnishing her global stature as an iconic Olympian of accomplishment and inspiration.
- 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
- A member of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, she is the youngest individual gold medalist in the history of the Olympic Winter Games, capturing a gold medal at the Nagano Olympics in 1998 at the age of 15
- At 14 years old, she was the youngest to win the U.S. and World Championships
- At the Kentucky Derby, Lipinski and Weir 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. TV history with an average of 114.4 million viewers. Lipinski and Weir also worked for Access Hollywood on its coverage of the 2014 Academy Awards
- Lipinski has also authored two books, Totally Tara – An Olympic Journey and Triumph on Ice