Tom Brokaw Joins NBC’s Team in Rio

By Chris Ariens 

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NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw will be a part of NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Summer Games in Rio, it was announced today.

“We are very fortunate to have a broadcasting icon like Tom Brokaw to introduce our viewers to some of the fascinating stories, astonishing landscapes, and unique characters of the Olympic host country,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics.

Brokaw, who was the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982-2004, will present features stretching from the Amazon River in Brazil’s north to the cowboy lifestyle in the country’s southeast.

Brokaw has a long history with NBC’s Olympics coverage. He anchored Nightly News from Atlanta in 1996 and from Sydney in 2000. He’s reported feature stories for every Olympics beginning with Salt Lake City in 2002 through Sochi in 2014.