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Sal Masekela to join NBC Olympics in Sochi

Sal Masekela

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 17: Television personality Sal Masekela attends CoachArt’s 9th Annual ‘Gala Of Champions’ at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 17, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Imeh Akpanudosen

Veteran action sports reporter Sal Masekela will join NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Sochi Olympics as a sports desk reporter.

Masekela, 42, will present features for “The Olympic Zone,” a 30-minute daily show for NBC affiliates covering all aspects of the Games.

“Sal will provide a unique voice and insight into the world of sports and entertainment,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer of NBC Olympics. “His extensive action sports broadcast experience will offer a valuable perspective to Olympic viewers.”

Masekela, who joined NBC in 2012, is a host, commentator and producer for NBC’s “Red Bull Signature Series,” which features innovative snowboarding, downhill skiing, mountain biking, freestyle motocross and BMX. He also hosts and produces his own web series, “Travelin’ Sal: Come Ride With Me.”

Masekela spent 13 years at ESPN and ABC, hosting the Winter and Summer X Games and covering the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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