Brian Williams to Anchor 'NBC Nightly News' Live from Sochi Beginning Thursday, February 6

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January 28th, 2014


via press release:




JANUARY 28, 2014 -- When the XXII Olympic Winter Games kick off next week, NBC News will be on the ground in Sochi, Russia to provide comprehensive coverage across all broadcasts and platforms. Brian Williams, Lester Holt, and a team of correspondents will join Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and the “TODAY” family to lead NBC News’s reporting on the Games and other events happening around the world.


Brian Williams will anchor “NBC Nightly News” live from Sochi beginning Thursday, February 6. Lester Holt will co-host weekend editions of “TODAY” and anchor weekend editions of “NBC Nightly News,” and will also anchor NBC’s weekday afternoon Olympic coverage. For previously-announced details of “TODAY’s” programming plans, including the addition of Lindsey Vonn as an Olympic Correspondent for “TODAY” and NBC Sports, please click here: (TODAY) and (Vonn).


Correspondents contributing to coverage on NBC News and NBC Sports from Sochi include Richard Engel, Anne Thompson, Kevin Tibbles, Chris Jansing, Keir Simmons, Stephanie Gosk, and Dr. Nancy Snyderman, as well as Jim Maceda in Moscow. will have a dedicated reporter in Sochi who will preview the top events and stories each day, wrap up each night, and file profiles and color stories from the ground. The site will also carry NBC Sports coverage of events and ceremonies.


On social media, all results will be shared in real-time from the main NBC News, NBC Sports, and NBC Olympics accounts. Hashtags to follow for Olympics news and behind-the-scenes action include #Sochi2014, #NBCOlympics, #SochiTODAY, and #NBCSochi.

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  • Paula

    I do not see anything on NBC Nightly News, like I do on other networks, about the Russians treatment of the stray dogs in Sochi, particularly their exterminating the dogs inhumanely or sticking them in their one hastily constructed “shelter” that has NO insulation, and no food or water for the dogs they have taken from the streets so as not to embarrass them. And yet I have heard United States citizens, both volunteers and competing athletes, make very inhumane comments that the “roaming dogs” need to be gotten rid of or “guess nothing can be done” but kill them. This is a very poor representation of America. Surely our country can set a better and more humane example. And all the billions that Russia has spent on the Olympics, a little of that money could have gone toward showing a little humanity to the animals! But what else can we expect from such a country and its leader, Putin? But nonetheless why is America spending a nickel in that country?

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