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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Fort Thomas Native Jac Collinsworth Joins NBC Sports

Collinsworth to Work Across Wide Range of NBC Sports Properties, Including Olympics, NFL, and Notre Dame Football

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STAMFORD, Conn. – March 4, 2020 – Host, interviewer, and storyteller Jac Collinsworth, who has covered the NFL for the last three seasons as a host and features reporter at ESPN, is returning to NBC Sports Group beginning in March. He will work across a wide range of NBC Sports properties, including the Olympics, NFL, and Notre Dame Football, on linear and digital platforms. Specific assignments will be announced in the coming weeks.

Collinsworth, the son of NBC Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth, rejoins NBC Sports Group, where he previously worked on Notre Dame Football in on- and off-camera capacities. He also served as NBC Olympics’ first-ever social media correspondent at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

“We saw the potential for Jac to become a unique television personality when we worked with him as a college student, and his most recent reporting, interviewing and storytelling reinforced that thinking,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer & President, Production, NBC & NBCSN.  “Having worked many games and events over three decades with Cris, we’ve decided not to hold that against Jac.”

“For as long as I can remember my dad has been my coach. Now we’re teammates. Life doesn’t get much better than that,” Collinsworth said. “It feels good to be home.”

With ESPN during the 2017-19 NFL seasons, Collinsworth interviewed star players and coaches – often in unconventional settings – showing their personalities and telling their stories. He also anchored NFL Live and hosted Sunday NFL Countdown segments. In July 2019, he was named host of The Huddle, the signature football program on ESPN’s ACC Network.

Previously – while a student at Notre Dame – Collinsworth worked on the sideline production team for Fighting Irish football games on NBC from 2013-17. In addition, he was a sideline reporter for NBC Sports telecasts of the Notre Dame Blue-Gold spring football game in 2016 and 2017. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Collinsworth served as NBC Olympics’ social media correspondent, interviewing athletes as a part of the Olympic Late Night with Ryan Seacrest team.

Also, while in South Bend, Collinsworth created, produced and hosted a weekly ND Live digital series focused on the Notre Dame Football team. For three years, he filed weekly player features for head coach Brian Kelly’s nationally-syndicated television show, Inside Notre Dame Football, and was featured on Showtime’s A Season with Notre Dame Football, where he interviewed athletes on his weekly podcast. He also covered Notre Dame Pro Day in 2016 and 2017 for NFL Network. During his last two years of college, Collinsworth co-hosted The Student Section on Sirius XM.

A native of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Collinsworth is a 2017 graduate of Notre Dame University with a degree in Film, Television and Theatre.

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