NBC Olympics has addedDan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe, and Lester Holt to its roster of on-air hosts for its upcoming coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia.
Patrick, co-host of NBC’s Football Night in America, will host NBCSN’s extensive live weekday and weekend coverage from Sochi. Patrick previously hosted NBC’s daytime coverage at the 2012 London Olympics and served as a reporter in Vancouver in 2010. Patrick hosts The Dan Patrick Show, the daily, nationally-syndicated radio program that is simulcast as a television program on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for digital, mobile and tablets.
Joining Patrick, Lowe will make her Olympic debut as host of NBCSN’s live weekday and weekend coverage. Lowe joined NBC Sports Group in 2013 as host of its exclusive Premier League coverage in the U.S., including Premier League Live, NBC Sports Group’s live pre- and post-match shows from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.
Holt, who joined NBC News in 2000, will lead NBC’s weekday afternoon Olympic coverage. The anchor of Dateline, weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News and co-anchor of NBC’s weekend edition of Today, Holt previously served as a sports desk reporter for the 2012 London, 2010 Vancouver, 2008 Beijing and 2006 Torino Games. He made his Olympic television debut as host of MSNBC’s daytime coverage during the 2004 Athens Games.
The trio joins previously announced Bob Costas, NBC’s primetime and late-night host, and Al Michaels, who will serve as host for NBC on weekend afternoons and NBCSN on weekdays.
“We are excited to add Dan, Rebecca and Lester to our roster of anchors,” said Jim Bell, executive producer, NBC Olympics. “With wide-ranging experience, they will provide NBC and NBCSN viewers with news, insight and storytelling.”
With more Winter Olympic events than ever before, competition for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, will begin one day prior to the Opening Ceremony. As a result, NBC will begin its primetime coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, Feb. 6, one night before the broadcast network provides its traditional primetime coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7.