Winter Olympic medalists Apolo Ohno, Tanith White join NBC’s Rio team
Apolo Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian with eight medals, and 2006 Olympic silver medalist Tanith White will serve as NBC sportsdesk reporters at the Rio Games.
Ohno, a short track speed skating Olympian in 2002, 2006 and 2010, will cover his third straight Olympics for NBC. He served as a sportsdesk reporter at London 2012 and as a short track analyst at Sochi 2014.
White, an ice dance Olympian in 2006 and 2010, will cover her second straight Olympics for NBC. She was a sportsdesk reporter at Sochi 2014.
Ohno and White will report at various venues and locations and contribute to features on multiple platforms in Rio, including on “The Olympic Zone” – a 30-minute nightly show on NBC affiliates.
Fellow Winter Olympians Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will also cover the Rio Games for NBC, exploring the culture, sights and sounds and fashion of the host city.