NBC announced today its News Division’s plans for covering the Olympics. It’s rather lengthy. MSNBC’s on-air staff contribution relies heavily on Tucker Carlson, Chris Jansing, and Alison Stewart.
On NBC’s 24-hour cable news channel, MSNBC, Chris Jansing, Alison Stewart and Tucker Carlson, will anchor special Olympic coverage. U.S. Olympic gold medalists Sarah Hughes and Natalie Coughlin will join as on-air contributors. MSNBC will offer special live programming leading into and out of its Olympic coverage, which begins on Monday, February 13 and will include men’s and women’s hockey and curling. Jansing and Stewart will anchor the network’s pre-Olympic coverage from Torino, highlighting the athletes, their families, emerging stars and dramatic stories from the Games as well as the beautiful country where the Olympics are being held. Tucker Carlson will anchor MSNBC’s daily post-event coverage from MSNBC headquarters and will take a look at the day’s events with contributions from Jansing and Stewart. Hughes, a gold medalist in women’s figure skating and Coughlin, a five-time Olympic medalist in women’s swimming, will join MSNBC’s Olympic coverage for analysis and commentary.
The actual schedule for the Olympics for all NBC channels can be found here…
UPDATE: According to NBC’s Olympic Media Guide, Lester Holt will anchor a live weekday newscast on MSNBC from Torino. This will be Holt’s first anchoring duties on MSNBC in over six months.