2014 Winter Games begin next month
Former Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan has been tapped as a skating analyst for NBC at the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the network said Tuesday.
Kerrigan, a two-time medalist in figure skating, will provide analysis across multiple platforms, including NBC and NBCSN. She’ll also appear on a number of NBC Universal shows and on NBCU properties including “Today,” “Access Hollywood” and E!
“One of America’s most well-known Olympians, Nancy will provide insight into what it takes to prepare for and compete in figure skating at the highest level,” said NBC Olympics executive producer Jim Bell of the hire.
Previously, Kerrigan — who in 1994 became the first woman in more than three decades to win figure skating medals in consecutive winter Olympics — has served as a special correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight” at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. She also hosted “Nancy Kerrigan’s World of Skating,” for CN8, which has since been rechristened The Comcast Network.
This year marks the 20th anniversary that Kerrigan suffered at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, when she was struck in the knee with a baton. The attack was later traced back to Jeff Gillooly, the ex-husband of rival skater Tonya Harding.
The 2014 winter Olympics kick off Feb. 6.