MSNBC host Willie Geist will be one of three anchors for Olympic coverage on NBC Sports Network. In other news, ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose could be adding college basketball duties, and ESPN college basketball host Rece Davis will anchor the NBA Draft.
- Geist to Host Olympics For NBCSN: MSNBC anchor Willie Geist will host coverage of the 2012 London Olympics on NBC Sports Network, USA Today reported Tuesday. Geist will be one of three hosts for Olympic coverage on NBC Sports Network, along with newcomer Michelle Beadle and network stalwart Liam McHugh. (USA Today)
- Rose to Add College Hoops Duties, According to Report: ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose will “likely” join the network’s ‘College Gameday’ basketball studio show, The Big Lead reported last week. Rose, who joined ESPN in 2007, will replace departed analyst Hubert Davis. (The Big Lead via Fang’s Bites)
- Davis to Host NBA Draft on ESPN: In other college basketball/NBA broadcasting news, College Gameday host Rece Davis will host the 2012 NBA Draft on ESPN Thursday. Typically, ESPN uses an NBA studio host for the NBA Draft. However, the network ditched the ‘host’ role for NBA studio coverage this season. (ESPN Media Zone)