Tara Lipinski, an Olympic gold medalist, is a figure skating analyst for NBC Sports Group, working on its coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, World Championships, the ISU Grand Prix Series, and for NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Winter Games including the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea and 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. As USA Today wrote, “the commentary combo of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are more of a reason to tune in to the Winter Olympics than the individuals and pairs populating the competition itself.”
In addition, Lipinski served as an NBC Olympics correspondent during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. 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.
Lipinski has also served as a fashion, lifestyle, and social media correspondent for a wide range of NBC Sports Group properties including the Kentucky Derby in 2014-16 and ‘18, the Beverly Hills Dog Show in 2017, and the National Dog Show every year since 2015. In addition, she served as a reporter for NBC’s pre-game coverage of Super Bowl XLIX in 2017 and worked for Access Hollywood on its coverage of the 2014 Academy Awards.
A member of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Lipinski’s figure skating career skyrocketed in 1994 at the age of 12 when she became the youngest person to win a gold medal at the junior-level U.S. Olympic Festival. At 14, she was the youngest person to win the U.S. and World Championships. Lipinski is also a two-time Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final champion (1997, 1998), and is the first woman to ever complete a triple loop-triple loop combination in competition, a signature element of her performances.
Since the 1998 Olympic Games, Lipinski 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.
Lipinski has also authored two books, Totally Tara – An Olympic Journey and Triumph on Ice.