With less than five months to go until the Summer Olympics, NBC’s broadcast lineup is coming together in familiar form.
Back in February, the network announced Bob Costas would be the studio host for the millionth straight Olympics, and now NBC has signed on two more familiar faces: long-time correspondents Mary Carillo and Jimmy Roberts.
Carillo will be on her 13th Olympic assignment and 10th for NBC, while Roberts will be on his 16th assignment.
According to NBC, Carillo has already spent three weeks traveling around Brazil to film the color pieces about the host city and nation that have become a staple of Olympic coverage. NBC has not specified what Roberts will cover in Rio, but the veteran has reported on a wide variety of stories over the years, ranging from political stories to straightforward sports headlines.
Via an NBC press release:
“With nearly three decades of Olympics experience, Mary and Jimmy are adept at getting to the heart of unknown Olympic stories that viewers look forward to over the course of our coverage,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics.
This is the easy part for NBC, which will now have to fill in its Olympic roster with role players alongside journalistic heavyweights Costas, Carillo and Roberts. In 2012, Carillo and Roberts were joined as correspondents by big names like Shaun White, Béla Károlyi, John McEnroe, Meredith Vieira and Ryan Seacrest.
The Games are practically right around the corner at this point, so expect more announcements from NBC soon.