Dan Hicks returns as a play-by-play announcer for men’s and women’s swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Hicks has contributed to NBC Sports Group’s Olympic coverage since 1996, most recently serving as the alpine skiing play-by-play announcer for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Hicks is currently working his 15th season as host of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning golf coverage. Working alongside acclaimed analyst Johnny Miller in the 18th hole tower, Hicks anchors NBC’s coverage of the PGA TOUR – including THE PLAYERS and the FedEx Cup playoffs, highlighted by The TOUR Championship. Hicks also anchors NBC’s coverage of such elite golf events as the U.S. Open, Ryder Cup, President’s Cup, and dating back to 2007, two World Golf Championships, all a part of network television’s premier golf package. In addition to his golf duties, Hicks is also the play-by-play announcer for NBC Sports Group’s Notre Dame Football coverage. Since joining NBC Sports in June 1992 as a play-by-play commentator, Hicks has contributed the network’s coverage of the NBA, the Ironman Triathlon, French Open, Visa American Cup Gymnastics, and the NFL.
Prior to joining NBC Sports Group, Hicks served as a sports anchor at CNN, hosting CNN Sports Tonight on weekends and CNN College Football Preview and CNN College Basketball Preview.
A native of Tucson, Ariz., Hicks graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. Hicks and his wife, Hannah Storm, have three daughters.