Leslie Jones To Help Cover This Year’s Winter Olympics
Leslie Jones is officially on her way to the Olympics.
It was announced on Tuesday that the Saturday Night Live star will contribute to NBC’s coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The comedian will provide color commentary, conduct interviews with athletes, and of course, inevitably provide some enthusiasm throughout the two-week extravaganza.
NBC’s president of Olympics production and programming, Jim Bell, said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter: “Experiencing the Olympics through the lens of Leslie is unlike anything else. Her passion for Team USA is contagious, and her adventures in South Korea should be fascinating.”
Jones’ love for Olympic sports was documented during the Summer Games a couple years back in Rio. Initially, the SNL cast member covered the events simply by live-tweeting everything right from her own couch–but this year she’ll be right in the action.