Chris McCloskey, former executive vice president, communications, of the Arena Football League, and a veteran of the NFL communications department, is joining NBC's sports team.
McCloskey, who has been a brand strategy consultant, will serve as vice president, communications, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics.
He will be the primary media point person for NBC Olympics coverage, as well as golf, National Hockey League and Football Night in America.
In a related move, Adam Freifeld, director of communications at NBC Sports, has been named senior director of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics.
He will be media contact for audience measurement for NBC's Sunday Night Football, NBC Sports & Olympics digital efforts, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, French Open, Wimbledon, figure skating and gymnastics.