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Press Release

January 12, 2018

JANUARY 12, 2018 – NBC News begins coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from Pyeongchang, South Korea on Thursday, February 8, one day before the Opening Ceremony. With special editions of TODAY and “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” NBC News will feature exclusive interviews with medal-winning athletes and emerging stars of the Winter Games, give viewers unrivaled behind-the-scenes access, and tell the rich and heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking, stories that happen on the road to the Olympic Games. Additionally, NBC News correspondents will break news and report from around the region on key issues facing the Pyeongchang Games, including security and the impact of rising tensions on the Peninsula.

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will co-anchor TODAY live from Pyeongchang, starting Monday, February 12, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET. Guthrie, covering her third Olympics, and Kotb, marking her fifth, will be joined by Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer. From the Gangneung Coastal Cluster, TODAY will broadcast through Friday, February 23 from the portable Olympic Pavilion previously used in Athens, Torino, Beijing, London, Sochi and Rio.

Network news coverage begins with “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” Thursday, February 8 from the Pyeongchang Mountain Cluster. Marking his ninth Olympics for the network, Holt will anchor each night, including weekends, through Friday, February 16.

Correspondents contributing to the network’s coverage in South Korea include Miguel Almaguer, Richard Engel, Joe Fryer, Stephanie Gosk, Gadi Schwartz, Keir Simmons, Kate Snow and Anne Thompson. NBC News Digital will provide dedicated coverage of the Pyeongchang Games with original stories and video, available at NBCNews.com/Olympics, including on-the-ground reporting from Erik Ortiz. Additionally, Schwartz will report for “Stay Tuned,” exclusively on Snapchat.

Megyn Kelly will host “Megyn Kelly TODAY” at 9 a.m. ET, featuring special coverage of the Winter Games and interviews with athletes stateside, and Kathie Lee Gifford will be joined by Jenna Bush Hager to co-host the 10 a.m. ET hour of TODAY live from New York. Both shows will broadcast in front of an audience in Studio 6A. On Sundays, “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” will continue its regular schedule, and “Dateline” will be preempted for the duration of the Olympics.

NBC’s live primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics begins Thursday, February 8.


NBC News is a global leader in news across all broadcast and digital platforms. Its leading and award-winning television news broadcasts include TODAY, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, Dateline, Megyn Kelly TODAY and Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, as well as primetime specials and breaking news reports. The rapidly-growing NBC News Digital Group, along with the SiriusXM TODAY Show Radio channel, provide continuous content to consumers wherever they are, whenever they want it. NBC News also operates Peacock Productions, an award-winning in-house production company, and the NBC NewsChannel affiliate news service.

NBC News is part of the NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation. For more information about NBCUniversal, please visit NBCUniversal.com.

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