Maria Taylor to helm late night coverage for 2024 Olympics

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NBC Sports host Maria Taylor will serve as the late night host for NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad in Paris this summer, it was announced June 4, 2024,

Taylor, who handles her third Olympic assignment with NBC Sports, will host the Late Night show on NBC and Peacock from different venues and hot spots throughout Paris, capturing the vibe of the city and the competition while presenting a fresh look at the day’s most compelling stories. The Late Night show will begin following local news in all time zones.

Taylor, who served as a host at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and for the 2022 Beijing Olympics, will also report live from Team USA’s boat as it makes its way down the River Seine during NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony on July 26th on NBC and Peacock. Plans for the highly anticipated Opening Ceremony in Paris are unlike any other. Rather than a stadium, the organizers are turning one of the world’s most famous waterways, the River Seine, into the world’s biggest theatrical stage. A four-mile-long flotilla of nearly 100 boats will carry thousands of athletes from more than 200 countries past hundreds of thousands of spectators seated on the banks of The Seine and finish at the Eiffel Tower.

“We’re excited that Maria, who anchors the most watched studio show in sports on NFL Sundays, will host our Late Night show with one of the world’s greatest cities as her stage,” said Molly Solomon, executive producer and president, NBC Olympics Production, in a statement. “Each night under the Parisian lights, she will put her stamp on the day, with a look at the must-watch moments and best events, and some surprise guests stopping by.”

“Ever since I attended the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, it was a dream of mine to compete in the Games, which has now evolved to covering them,” said Taylor. “As host of the Late Night show, I’m excited to tell the best stories of the day while moving about the city and hosting from the venues, cafes, plazas, and famous landmarks of Paris, one of the world’s most inspirational cities.”

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