Latest Mike Tirico News

NBC's Tirico expresses disappointment in Gruden's behavior

Oct. 12, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

NBC’s Mike Tirico, who was Jon Gruden’s partner for seven years on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” expressed disappointment with Gruden’s behavior after more emails came out on Monday showing a repeated pattern of racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. ...

Off-script Olympics: Wins, losses, and a whole lot of improv

Aug. 07, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Every two years, when an Olympics convenes, its organizers harness billions of dollars to make sure the entire affair is tightly, carefully scripted, clearing the way for one realm — and one realm only — to be genuinely unpredictable: the athletes' performances and, by...

NBC's Tirico reflects on Tokyo Games, looks ahead to Beijing

Aug. 07, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

Like many, Mike Tirico had some doubts about whether the Tokyo Games would go on. But once he landed in Japan last month to continue preparations as the host of NBC's primetime coverage, those concerns subsided. “When I got off the plane, it was the first time that I...

Olympic attention to mental health: Can NBC coverage pivot?

Jul. 31, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If NBC's Michele Tafoya expected exultation or tears of joy from American swimmer Caeleb Dressel when she asked how it felt to reach his dream of an Olympic gold medal, that's not what she got. He was happy, but hurting. “It's a really tough year,”...

NBC quickly hires Maria Taylor after her departure from ESPN

Jul. 24, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

Maria Taylor has joined NBC less than a week after her contract with ESPN expired. NBC formally made the announcement during its primetime Olympic show Friday before a replay of the opening ceremony. ESPN and Taylor announced Wednesday that they...

Taylor leaves ESPN after failing to reach contract extension

Jul. 21, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

Maria Taylor is leaving ESPN after the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension. Taylor had been with ESPN since 2014 but her contract expired Tuesday. Her last assignment for the network was Tuesday night at the NBA Finals, where she was the...