Molly Solomon has been named Executive Producer and President, NBC Olympics Production & Executive Producer, GOLF Channel, reporting to Pete Bevacqua, President, NBC Sports Group.
Solomon, who has worked 10 prior Olympics for NBC Sports, including as coordinating producer of the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony and primetime show, will oversee all day-to-day editorial production of NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Games, as well as Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. She will continue to oversee production of NBC Sports Group’s GOLF Channel as well, a position she has held since 2012.
“As a broadcast partner at the PGA of America, and now as a colleague at NBC Sports, I’ve had a front-row seat watching Molly skillfully and creatively lead a tremendous GOLF Channel production team,” Bevacqua said. “We are excited to put oversight of our Olympic presentation into her exceptionally-qualified hands, and are especially proud to see a long-time and well-liked member of our NBC team return to her roots.”
“To lead NBC Sports’ Olympic production team is an immensely rewarding opportunity in a 30-year career,” Solomon said. “Growing up at NBC Sports, I’ve been so fortunate to work with the gifted Olympics storytellers, and then to combine it with my other sports love – golf – with the incredible, dedicated team at GOLF Channel, who have such a love and commitment to the game. I’ve had a great sports life. I can’t wait to dig in and work more broadly on the Tokyo Olympics, which will be the biggest media event in the world.”
Solomon, who begins her new role immediately, returns to work with the NBC Olympics team, where she previously held a succession of positions beginning in 1990 as a researcher (the last time she was in Tokyo was in 1991, as a researcher for NBC Sports’ coverage of the World Track and Field Championships). Over the course of her 10 Olympic Games, she also served as a feature producer and associate director, was named coordinating producer of NBC’s Olympic cable coverage beginning with the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. From 2006-12, Solomon was coordinating producer of NBC Olympics, and produced figure skating at the 2010 Vancouver Games, as well as the Opening Ceremony and prime-time show for the 2012 London Games.
An 11-time Emmy Award-winner, Solomon continues to serve in her role as GOLF Channel’s lead production executive. Solomon also oversaw the network’s production of golf’s return to the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. She will now be based at NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.