Rob Hyland oversees some of the NBC Sports Group’s most high-profile properties and events, including Notre Dame Football, Football Night in America, Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup horse racing, and Olympic figure skating and track & field.
He completed his 11th season in 2019 as Coordinating Producer for Notre Dame Football on NBC. In 2018, Hyland was named Coordinating Producer of Football Night in America, the most-watched weekly studio show in sports for 14 years running. FNIA leads into Sunday Night Football, primetime’s #1 TV show for an unprecedented nine consecutive years.
Hyland, who has earned 18 Emmy Awards during his tenure at NBC Sports, also serves as the Coordinating Producer for NBC’s Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup horse racing coverage. NBC has earned five Eclipse Awards, three Emmy Awards, and nine Emmy nominations for its horse racing coverage under Hyland. Along the way, he’s overseen production of two Triple Crown-winning campaigns – American Pharoah in 2015 and Justify in 2018. Hyland’s work on the sport at NBC dates back to the network’s very first Kentucky Derby telecast in 2001.
A veteran of nine Olympics, Hyland currently oversees production of two of the Games’ most-watched sports — figure skating in the winter, and track & field in the summer.
Hyland’s work on NBC’s NFL coverage dates back to the debut of Sunday Night Football in 2006. In addition, Hyland served as the Coordinating Producer of Thursday Night Football in 2016 and 2017. Hyland has also directed some of the network’s signature productions, ranging from the Ironman Triathlon World Championships to the show open for Sunday Night Football.
A graduate of Williams College, Hyland joined NBC Sports in 1997.