Figure Skater Adam Rippon Joins NBC as Correspondent for Remainder of Winter Olympics

Bronze medalist will juggle a number of platforms for the network, including TV, digital and social media

Last Updated: February 18, 2018 @ 10:24 AM

U.S. Olympic figure skater and bronze medalist Adam Rippon has been hired by NBC as a correspondent for the remainder of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Rippon will be juggling a number of platforms for the network, including TV, digital and social media.

Last week, the openly gay Olympian threw shade on haters who had an issue with his lifestyle and hoped he failed in his attempt at gold.

“To all those who tweet at me saying that they ‘hope I fail’, I have failed many times many times in my life,” Rippon tweeted. “But more importantly, I’ve learned from every setback, proudly own up to my mistakes, grown from disappointments, and now I’m a glamazon bitch ready for the runway.”

Earlier this month, Rippon raised concerns about Vice President Mike Pence being chosen to lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympic opening ceremony because of his support of anti-gay legislation. The VP’s staff attempted to set up a meeting between the two, but Rippon turned down the invitation.

“I don’t think the current administration represents the values that I was taught growing up,” Rippon later said. “Mike Pence doesn’t stand for anything that I really believe in.”