Happy Wednesday y’all! Some of the headlines making the rounds today: Michael Strahan’s presence with ABC continues to grow, Samuel L. Jackson’s recent late night TV show visit proves he’s still very cool and a new teaser for Halle Berry’s CBS thriller “Extant” is available. Check it all out plus more.
The influential NBC Sports personality labeded the name Redskins an “insult” and a “slur” in an “essay” he delivered Sunday night during the Redskins-Cowboys game in NBC. Read the full text of Costas’ essay …
Apolo Anton Ohno is hanging up his skates to join NBC’s coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history will work as an analyst on speedskating, in addition to doing features and studio commentary during the network’s coverage in February.
NBC Sports and the Dallas Cowboys are partnering on a new 360-degree look at red zone plays for TV viewers and fans attending the game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, this season.
Sportscaster Al Michaels was stopped and detained by police in Santa Monica, Calif., Friday night on suspicion of driving under the influence, TMZ reported.
NBC has assigned 115 people to on-air roles on its wide-ranging coverage of this summer’s Olympics in London.
NBC Sports was poised to reap ratings riches with its coverage of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. But with the Triple Crown-contending colt out of the race, NBC is “disappointed.”
By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Dick Ebersol’s exit from NBC may turn out to be more of an extended vacation. The NBC Sports veteran will return to the network as a senior advisor, just three months after stepping down as its chairman, the New York Times reported Tuesday. NBC Sports did not immediately […]
NEW YORK (Reuters) – NBC Universal said on Thursday veteran sports programing executive Dick Ebersol has resigned from the company after a 40-year career at NBC spanning the Olympics and “Sunday Night Football” to “Saturday Night Live.” Ebersol, who was chairman of NBC Sports for 22 years, resigned some five months after Comcast Corp took […]
NEW YORK — Pioneering sports broadcaster Chester R. Simmons, who served as president of ESPN during the company’s launch in 1979, has died. He was 81. Simmons’ family said he died in Atlanta on Thursday. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed. Simmons began in broadcasting in 1957 with Sports Programs, Inc., which became ABC Sports. […]