NBC has been slowly unveiling their 2014 Winter Olympics lineup in Sochi. We know Bob Costas will return to the anchor throne for NBC's network coverage in primetime and late night. We know Rebecca Lowe is in as the new NBCSN daytime host and that Lester Holt, Al Michaels, and Dan Patrick will also serve as anchors. In addition, former Olympian Nastia Liukin will serve as an NBC reporter and Maria Sharapova will serve as a correspondent to offer insight, analysis, and stories from Sochi.
This morning you can add three new names to that list of correspondents, including Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth. The former Bengals receiver is on the short list of top NFL game analysts in the industry today and is one of NBC's leading sports personalities. Furthermore, Collinsworth is actually no stranger to Olympic broadcasts. Although he sat out 2012's London Olympics, he was part of NBC's coverage of the Vancouver and Beijing games in 2010 and 2008 respectively to offer commentary on the events of the games.
Along with Collinsworth, NBC has tapped two more Olympic broadcast veterans to return to their team for Sochi - Mary Carillo and Ato Boldon. Carrillo has been a mainstay in Olympic coverage for the peacock for going on two decades now, both as a late night anchor and as a correspondent often focusing on human interest stories involving the local culture of the host city. Her reporting work has come to be some of the most respected during each Olympic telecast. And, Carillo will have one of the more notable assignments for NBC during these games - exclusive interviews with Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, 20 years after the events of Lillehammer.
Boldon will be making his first appearance at the Winter Olympics for NBC after working the last two Summer Games as lead track and field analyst.
The trio adds a mix of Olympic experience and name recognition to an ever growing list of talent NBC will send into viewers' homes to convey the story of the Sochi Olympics.