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Previously NBC Olympics’ Coordinating Producer of Track & Field and Figure Skating, Hyland is also Coordinating Producer of Football Night in America and Notre Dame Football

Hyland Serves as NBC Sports’ Lead Producer of the Kentucky Derby for 10th Time Next Saturday, May 1 (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC)

Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, is Friday, July 23, LIVE on NBC

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 19, 2021 – Award-winning producer Rob Hyland, who joined NBC Sports in 1997, has been named the producer of NBC Olympics’ primetime show, beginning with this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, it was announced today.

In Tokyo, Hyland will be working his 10th Olympics for NBC Sports. He previously served as the lead producer for two of the Games’ most-watched sports – track & field since the 2012 London Olympics and figure skating since the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014.

NBC Olympics’ primetime show will air live across all time zones each night on NBC from Friday, July 23 through Sunday, August 8, and will be hosted by Mike Tirico.

“Rob has excelled in every production role he has worked at NBC Sports, and we are excited to have him lead our primetime NBC presentation,” said Molly Solomon, Executive Producer & President, NBC Olympics Production. “Whether it’s the Olympics, Football Night in America, Notre Dame Football, or Triple Crown horse racing, Rob’s expertise in the competition coupled with his creative thinking and innovative spirit have resulted in dynamic, compelling coverage.”

An 18-time Sports Emmy winner, Hyland is also the coordinating producer of Football Night in America – sports’ most-watched weekly studio show – Notre Dame Football, and Triple Crown horse racing. Hyland will serve as NBC Sports’ lead producer of the Kentucky Derby for the 10th time next Saturday, May 1 (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC).

NBC Olympics will provide unprecedented coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 23, creating a full day of Olympic programming on NBC that culminates in what is always one of the most-watched nights in television with the primetime presentation of the Ceremony.


A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. NBC Olympics is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history. NBCUniversal owns the U.S. media rights on all platforms to all Olympic Games through 2032. NBC Olympics also produces thousands of hours of Olympic sports programming throughout the year, which is presented on NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.