Rebecca Lowe ’99 Hosting Fifth Olympics for NBC
Mercersburg alumna Rebecca Lowe ’99 is co-hosting her fifth Olympic Games as part of NBC’s broadcast team for the 2022 Winter Olympics, which officially began February 2 and will run through February 20 in Beijing, China.
For most of the three weeks of NBC’s presentation of the Olympic Games, Lowe can be seen hosting NBC’s daytime coverage from 2-5 p.m. ET. She will also host the network’s Olympic broadcast the morning of Sunday, February 13, which leads into NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl LVI that evening from Los Angeles.
While Lowe co-anchored coverage of the four previous Olympiads from on-location for NBC and the former NBC Sports Network (2014/Sochi, Russia; 2016/Rio de Janeiro; 2018/PyeongChang, South Korea; and 2021/Tokyo), she will be stationed this year with the majority of NBC’s personnel at the network’s sports headquarters in Stamford, CT.
“With Beijing being 13 hours ahead, we may have some early-morning interviews so that we can catch the Team USA medal winners before they go to bed,” Lowe said during a break in her preparation for the 17-day marathon that is the Olympics. “It’s the stories of our amazing Team USA athletes that I can’t wait to bring to the audience at home. Those stories are where the magic really lies.”
Lowe grew up in London and came to Mercersburg as an English-Speaking Union scholar at age 17 following her high-school graduation in England. Although this marks her fifth Olympics with the NBC family of networks, she is perhaps best known as the studio host for NBC’s broadcasts of Premier League soccer, and has also covered the Kentucky Derby for the network. She worked for the BBC, Setanta Sports, and ESPN UK before joining NBC in 2013.
Mercersburg has a prolific Olympic history among its alumni base, having produced 54 Olympians (including 12 gold medalists) who have represented 15 different nations, including the United States. From 1908 to 2004 (with the lone exception of 1972), every Summer Olympics in which the U.S. competed featured at least one Mercersburg athlete.
Read more about Mercersburg’s Olympic tradition.
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