via press release:
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST SHAWN JOHNSON SELECTED AS TODAY.COM SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT FOR LONDON GAMES
NEW YORK – July 25, 2012 – TODAY.com, the online home for America’s favorite morning program, announced that Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson will be the first-ever TODAY.com Special Correspondent. Johnson will share her unique perspective on the London Games, engaging the online audience and providing behind-the-scenes reporting for TODAY.com. In 2008, Johnson won both gold and silver medals in the Olympics Women’s Gymnastics competitions and also won the hearts of many Americans.
“Participating in the Olympics holds such special memories for me. I am excited to return to the arena as a special correspondent for TODAY.com,” Shawn Johnson said. “TODAY has a huge online audience and I can’t wait to share the Olympic experience from an athlete’s point of view with all of them.”
“We’re thrilled to have Shawn join us in London,” said Jen Brown, TODAY.com General Manager. “Our audience loves the personal stories behind the headlines, and Shawn is uniquely positioned to explain what it’s like to perform on the biggest stage in the world.”
Extending the Olympic conversation across all platforms for TODAY, Johnson will use the hash tag #OlympicsTODAY on Twitter and Instagram, and will report across other social networks. Johnson will contribute to the TODAY in London blog and report live from the TODAY set inside Olympic Park.
The TODAY.com team will cover all of the action in and around TODAY’S Olympic studio. We’ll listen to what our fans want to know as we keep up with guests making news in London, including athletes and their families. Fans can expect a Facebook takeover by a special guest stopping by the Olympic Studio.
Join TODAY at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and keep up with the athletes, culture and conversation surrounding the sports. Read our live TODAY In London blog, updated daily, and follow TODAY on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news.
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