Olympic Correspondent

Jimmy Roberts, a 13-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and writer, returns for his 17th overall Olympic assignment and his ninth Olympics with NBC Sports. Roberts will reprise his role as an Olympic correspondent during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

With more than 30 years of experience in journalism and broadcasting, Roberts is known most recently for his work on NBC and Golf Channel as an essayist, interviewer, feature reporter and studio host. He is a fixture on NBC and Golf Channel’s coverage of the PGA TOUR and other high-profile golf events, including the Ryder Cup.

Roberts joined NBC Sports Group in May 2000 after a long career at ABC and ESPN. Starting in 1988, his assignments as a SportsCenter correspondent included the World Series, NBA Finals, heavyweight championship bouts, Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics in 1992 and 1994. He was a regular contributor to, and co-originator of ESPN’s Outside the Lines series as well. In 1987 and 1988, Roberts served as a writer and producer of features at ABC Sports. Prior to that he was an assignment editor and producer for ABC News (1985-87), where he coordinated and supervised coverage of sports for the division, as well as producing stories for ABC News broadcasts. In 1984, he worked for Howard Cosell on ABC’s SportsBeat, writing and producing features for the Emmy Award-winning show.

Fast Facts

  • 17th Olympics overall, ninth with NBC Sports
  • 13-time Emmy Award winner for writing, best feature, journalism, and individual achievement
  • Roberts’ first book, Breaking the Slump, was critically praised in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Sports Illustrated
  • University of Maryland Alumnus
  • Currently resides in the New York area with his wife, Sandra, and their three sons