Snowboarding Play-by-Play

Todd Harris returns for his sixth Olympic assignment with NBC Sports, having most recently served as a track and field play-by-play announcer during the 2016 Olympic Games. Harris was the lead play-by-play announcer for men’s and women’s snowboarding as part of NBC’s coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Harris also served as a play-by-play commentator during NBC Sports’ coverage of the Paralympic Games in Sochi and Rio.

Harris is currently the voice of NBC Sports’ action sports, including the Dew Tour, Red Bull Signature Series and the World of Adventure Sports. 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 also handled college football and basketball play-by-play duties for ESPNU, and expanded that role with X Games and Winter X Games coverage, as well as a reporting role for IndyCar. In 2005, Harris was the play-by-play announcer for the IndyCar Series and called the IRL and as well as the Indy 500.

Fast Facts

  • Seventh Olympics overall and sixth with NBC Sports
  • Covered the NBA Playoffs from 1998-2004 and the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, for Turner Sports
  • Graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications/broadcast journalism
  • Harris resides in Utah with his wife and their three children