Mike Tirico won’t be anchoring NBC’s primetime coverage of the Tokyo Olympics from the usual confines of a studio inside the International Broadcast Center. Instead, he will have a more picturesque location. NBC announced Tuesday that Tirico will host from an outdoor location in downtown Tokyo. The set will be on a fifth-floor deck with […]
Al Michaels (left) is being pulled from Sunday Night Football this weekend “in accordance with NBCUniversal COVID-19 safety protocols,” NBC Sports said on Friday. Mike Tirico will replace Michaels on the primetime play-by-play.
After airing every Indy 500 from 1965 through last season, ABC was outbid for the rights by NBC, giving the network exclusivity over the IndyCar Series. And that means Mike Tirico, who spent 25 years with ESPN before heading to NBC in 2016, will host the broadcast Sunday alongside Danica Patrick and a host of other celebrities, analysts and reporters.
Mike Tirico has had various broadcasting duties at the Masters for the better part of 20 years, including play-by-play host for ESPN during weekday coverage. What excites him about this year is working the weekend in a new event that gives viewers their first look at Augusta National. NBC Sports says Tirico will be the […]
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC Sports announced Friday that Mike Tirico will anchor the network’s inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage on May 26, giving him his first glimpse at the largest single-day crowd to attend a sporting event anywhere in the world. “I am thrilled to join our team as we cover one of America’s iconic […]
NEW YORK (AP) — When fans tune into NBC’s Thanksgiving night broadcast of the Falcons-Saints game, they might do a double take. Rather than seeing Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison in the studio for the pregame and halftime programs, those three will be calling the game. It’s nothing new for Tirico, who does […]
For the first time, NBC will air its evening coverage live across the country, meaning the broadcast that starts at 8 p.m. on the East Coast starts at 5 p.m. out West. With a half-hour break for local news, Mike Tirico will stay on the air each evening until 2 a.m. ET, coinciding with the end of primetime out West. NBC believes the time zone difference will serve the American audience well. Since prime evening viewing time coincides with daylight hours in South Korea, it means more live events than usual when most viewers are available.
Mike Tirico is replacing Bob Costas as host of NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage, which starts Thursday from Pyeongchang, South Korea. Costas hosted 11 Olympics starting in 1992 until he stepped down last year. He became as identified with the event as Jim McKay was for an earlier generation. “I’m taking the approach of I’m following him, not replacing him,” Tirico said. “You don’t replace someone like Bob.”
Saturday at 6 a.m. ET, NBC will launch The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA in some 35 million American homes with Mike Tirico previewing the network’s mix of live sports, archival footage and documentaries.
Bob Costas has been the on-air concierge to NBC’s Olympics 11 times, starting in 1992. Costas, 64, said he’s not retiring from the business, but entering the “Tom Brokaw phase” of his career. He will be replaced at the South Korea Winter Games next year by Mike Tirico.