Alpine Skiing Play-by-Play

Dan Hicks will reprise his role as the lead play-by-play alpine skiing commentator for NBC Olympics during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. This marks his 11th Olympics overall with NBC and fifth Winter Games, having served as lead play-by-play voice for swimming at the last six Summer Olympics.

Hicks served as the alpine skiing play-by-play announcer at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and currently handles play-by-play duties for NBC Sports’ alpine skiing coverage. His Winter Olympics broadcast experience includes speed skating play-by-play at Salt Lake (2002), Torino (2006), and Vancouver (2010), extensive work as a studio host, and coverage of the Closing Ceremony at the 2002 Salt Lake Games.

Hicks has served as lead play-by-play host of NBC Sports’ PGA TOUR Golf Channel on NBC tournament coverage since 2000, alongside critically-acclaimed analyst Johnny Miller in the 18th hole tower, which includes THE PLAYERS and the coveted FedEx Cup playoff 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.

Hicks is a veteran of ten Olympic broadcasts, dating back to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and has served as a swimming play-by-play commentator for the past six Summer Olympics.

Fast Facts

  • 11th Olympics overall with NBC Olympics
  • 2nd time as lead play-by-play commentator for alpine skiing
  • Lead play-by-play host of NBC Sports’ PGA TOUR Golf Channel on NBC coverage since 2000
  • Former sports anchor for CNN from 1989-92
  • Graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor of arts in journalism
  • Hicks and his wife have three daughters