Big Names: NBC’s Jim Bell Takes Full-Time Olympic Duties (Also: Sara Ganim, Brian Anderson)


NBC’s executive producer for the London Olympics will remain in that position full-time. In other news, reporter Sara Ganim has joined CNN and Turner’s Brian Anderson will call college hoops this week.

  • Bell Named Full-Time Olympic E.P.: NBC Sports Group announced Tuesday that Jim Bell, who served as executive producer of the network’s Olympic coverage over the summer, will continue in that capacity full-time. Bell replaced former NBC Sports Group Chairman Dick Ebersol in the role last year. NBC owns the rights to every Olympic Games through 2020. (NBC Universal Media Village)
  • Ganim Joins CNN: Harrisburg, PA Patriot-News reporter Sara Ganim, whose coverage of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State University earned her a Pulitzer prize, has joined CNN as a correspondent. Ganim previously served as a contributor to CNN and cable sibling HLN. (Poynter)
  • Anderson to Call College Ball For Turner: TBS Major League Baseball voice Brian Anderson will call play-by-play for the college basketball “Coaches vs. Cancer Classic” on TruTV this weekend. Anderson, also the local television voice of the Milwaukee Brewers, will work alongside analysts Greg Anthony and Steve Smith. (Turner Sports)