NBC Announces Dan Patrick and Rebecca Lowe Will Host Olympic Coverage

I love the Olympics. I’ve spent the past month or so mentally mapping out my office setup during the 22nd Winter Olympiad, in Sochi. Thinking main screen for work, secondary screen for main live-streaming event, TV for studio coverage and Bob Costas, iPad exclusively for hockey, old iPhone for curling, and current iPhone for results-checking. I may try to mount an LED ticker for medal-tracking all around the upstairs so I don’t miss anything when I sleep, but I don’t know if Ms. CB is going to go for that.

Anyway, big Olympics fan here. And also a fan of NBC’s announcement today that Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe (and Lester Holt…) will join Bob Costas and his poems, and Al Michaels for studio coverage.

From the press release:

NBC Olympics announced today that Dan PatrickRebecca Lowe, and Lester Holt will serve as hosts for its coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia.

“We are excited to add Dan, Rebecca and Lester to our roster of anchors,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics. “With wide-ranging experience, they will provide NBC and NBCSN viewers with news, insight and storytelling.”

The trio joins previously announced Bob Costas, NBC’s primetime and late night host, and Al Michaels, who will serve as host for NBC on weekend afternoons and NBCSN on weekdays.

Rebecca Lowe is the curiously attractive Premier League anchor who is shown not nearly enough in tight shots and instead served up in glancing blows by a panning studio jib. It’s… disheartening, because:


Yeah. Anyway, Patrick and Lowe will be joined by Lester Holt, who is actually the only person on Earth known to be completely devoid of any personality whatsoever. Can’t wait. Really.

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  • Dirk Anger December 2, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I swear I remember the Eagles playing & winning yesterday. Another crappy 4th quarter performance? Beating some sort of pretty good team from the west or something? Tied for the division lead again? No? Must be me; sorry. Return to your Olympics coverage that not a single solitary person in this city gives a rat’s ass about. Curling. Can’t wait.

  • Kyle Scott December 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    So, if you remember those things… what would you like me to tell you about them?

    • MPH December 2, 2013 at 3:02 pm


  • Broadcasting Cop December 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Al Michaels is a d-bag. If the US would not have pulled off the Miracle On Ice, he still be calling minor-league baseball in the PCL. “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” totally covered his nut for life. Otherwise, we’d be stuck with his earlier goal call from that same game, the memorable, “…it goes IN!”
    He’s an arrogant ass, does not listen to what his color man says, and has the annoying accent (i.e. “bawl” for ball).
    Maybe he will get stuck in Russia.

  • ThePhillyFlash December 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Admittedly, the Winter Games doesn’t interest me quite as much as the Summer Games, but I’ll tune in when I can, especially when hockey’s on. Curling? Meh!

  • Catch a damned pass December 2, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Apparently you people above don’t drink enough, because curling was one of my favorite sports during the last Olympics.

    Al Michaels is my kind of guy, he knows what’s up, he just got a DUI a few months back.

  • The Snake December 3, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Plus I think he sprays his hair on.

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