Meet NBC Sports activities' 2018 Winter Olympics reporters

2018 Winter Olympics (Getty Photographs)

NBC Olympics has assembled an eclectic workforce of eight reporters to cowl the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea beginning Feb. eight. Drawn from a variety of NBCUniversal TV networks, they’ll report from numerous venues and contribute to “The Olympic Zone,” the nightly, half-hour program that airs on NBC associates.

Included on the NBC workforce are “At the moment” present anchors like Natalie Morales with a number of Olympic Video games underneath their belt, former NFL linebacker turned CNBC analyst Dhani Jones and rookie Olympics broadcaster Dylan Dreyer.

There are nonetheless some main bulletins to return from sister community NBC Information — together with who will succeed fired anchor Matt Lauer on “At present’s” Olympics protection. 

NBC fired Lauer, one of many lead hosts for “Right now” Olympics protection for almost 20 years, for “inappropriate sexual conduct” on Nov. 29 after a colleague alleged he sexually harassed her through the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. NBC Information declined to touch upon Lauer.

Given the perilous political state of affairs on the Korean peninsula, NBC gave staffers the choice of skipping the occasion, sources stated.

NBC’s 2018 Winter Olympics broadcast group

Right here’s a scouting report on NBC Olympics’ reporting group in PyeongChang:

— Natalie Morales: The West Coast anchor of “As we speak” will work her seventh Olympics for NBC Information, however this will probably be her first for NBC Sports activities. The host of NBCUniversal’s “Entry Hollywood” will contribute to “Immediately’s” protection from South Korea.

— Willie Geist: The host of NBC Information’ “Sunday At the moment with Willie Geist” will work his third Olympics for NBC Sports activities. He beforehand served as host of NBCSN’s London Olympic protection in 2012 and was a reporter on the Sochi Olympics.

— Dhani Jones: The ex-linebacker turned investor on CNBC’s “Journey Capitalists” will work his second Olympics for NBC Sports activities after masking the 2016 Summer time Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

— Wealthy Lerner: The play-by-play host for Golf Channel’s PGA Tour protection will work his second Olympics for NBC Sports activities. Lerner served as golf studio host in Rio.

— Dylan Dreyer: The Olympics rookie works as a meteorologist for NBC Information and weekday correspondent for “Immediately” and “Nightly Information with Lester Holt.” She made her NBC Sports activities debut on the 2017 Kentucky Derby.

— Anne Thompson: Chief environmental affairs correspondent for NBC Information. 

— Gadi Schwartz: Correspondent for NBC Information.

— Rutledge Wooden: Options reporter for NASCAR on NBC.