NBC Olympics mainstay Mike Tirico introduced Taylor, whom he called a new member of “our NBC Sports and NBC Olympic family,” on Friday during coverage of the Opening Ceremony. He then followed with, “Maria, Welcome to Tokyo and the team.” Taylor posted the moment on her personal Twitter account.
Olympic dream come true ❤️@nbc #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/Qlcoz8rBVh
— Maria Taylor (@MariaTaylor) July 24, 2021
NBC in a release said Taylor would be a host for the Olympics and NFL games, including Football Night in America and Super Bowls, and will work across the NBC Sports properties. In Tokyo, she will joins Tirico as host for Prime Plus, and will also serve as a correspondent, according to the network.