Todd Harris returns as a sitting volleyball and track & field play-by-play commentator for NBC Olympics’ coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Prior to his Paralympic Games assignment, Harris most recently served as a track and field play-by-play announcer for the 2016 Olympic Games. Rio marks Harris’ second Paralympic assignment and fifth Olympic assignment with NBC Sports Group, having previously served as the play-by-play announcer for men’s and women’s snowboarding at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.
In addition to his Paralympic and Olympic Games assignments, Todd Harris is the voice of NBC Sports Group’s action sports, including the Dew Action Sports Tour, Red Bull Signature Series, and World of Adventure Sports. Harris is also the lead play-by-play announcer for NBC’s coverage of the America’s Cup.
Harris began his career in sports broadcasting in 1991. Initially covering surfing and snowboarding for ESPN, Harris later joined ABC Sports in July 1999 as a sideline reporter.
From 1999-2007, Harris worked as a sideline reporter on ABC’s lead college football broadcast team covering the ABC game of the week in the PAC 10. Harris called play-by-play for ESPNU, covering college football and basketball. He soon expanded that role, adding coverage of the X Games and Winter X Games and working as a pit reporter on IndyCar. In 2005, Harris was the play-by-play announcer for the IndyCar Series and called the IRL and Indy 500.
From 1998-2004, Harris covered the NBA Playoffs for Turner Sports. He also worked for Turner Sports at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, and the New York City Goodwill Games.
A 1990 graduate of Brigham Young University, Todd Harris has a bachelor’s degree in communications/broadcast journalism. He now resides in Utah, with his wife and their children.