You know NBC has been waiting to make this announcement since Bob Costas had to step away from the Olympic Primetime anchor desk to recover from his bout with pink eye. It's been the subject of plenty of jokes including some from his own son

Since Tuesday, Today co-host Matt Lauer and his former on-air partner Meredith Vieira have filled in admirably for Costas as he took his first days away from Olympic primetime since beginning a 157 consecutive night streak in 1992. 

In fact, the NBC Sports public relations Twitter account was quick to note that Bob was preparing for his return today at the Olympic International Broadcast Center in Sochi. 

So Bob is rested and ready to go. There will be no more focusing on his eye infection and he's ready to begin a whole new hosting streak for NBC. 

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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