NBC already has Olympics fever


With the 2010 Winter Olympic Games six months away in Vancouver, Canada, NBC’s “Today” has staked out its vantage point. All four anchors will be making the West Coast trip to broadcast live from Grouse Mountain.

This trip marks the second time ever all four “Today” anchors will report live from an international Olympics. “Today’s” Olympic home will be located on breathtaking Grouse Mountain overlooking Vancouver. Grouse Mountain, which boasts an 82-year history, is a four-season recreation destination, and “Today’s” exclusive set will be on top of the mountain for the duration of the Games.

Located 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, the mountain will remain open 24 hours a day during the Olympics offering snow sports and alpine recreation, including night skiing, to all visitors. “Today” fans are encouraged to visit Grouse Mountain each day to watch the live broadcast and to get a chance to meet the Olympic athletes as well as the show anchors. “Today” will broadcast live each morning at 4 am local time (7 am ET).

During the course of the Games, “Today” will give viewers an all-access pass to everything Olympic. “Today” will go behind-the-scenes of the Games and profile Team USA. Each morning, Matt, Meredith, Al and Ann will talk to the Olympic teams, and they will check in with the athletes live each day as they go for the gold. The 2010 Vancouver Olympics marks the seventh Olympic Games the “Today” show has traveled to and covered.

Jim Bell is the executive producer of “Today” (Monday-Friday, 7-11 am). Don Nash is the senior broadcast producer overseeing “Today’s” Olympic coverage and Mary Alice O’Rourke is the senior producer.