Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon knows how to make news. This is my third post about him this weekend, first about losing gold but winning America’s hearts, then about Sally Field trying to hook her son, Sam Greisman, up with him. Now it’s just been reported that not only is Rippon MAKING news, now he’ll be reporting it. He was just hired by NBC to serve as a correspondent for the remainder of the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
His new role will include work on TV, digital and social media, according to CNN contributor Christine Brennan, who first reported the news for USA Today.
He started making headlines even before the game began criticizing VP Mike Pence‘s track record on LGBTQ issues, turning down a meeting him. He has said he will NOT visit the White House for post celebration.
His rise to stardom during Pyeongchang has also been in big part his winning personality and social media presence. He’s received tweets of support from Britney Spears, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain and Leslie Jones, among others.
NBC is known for hiring Olympians to add to its coverage like Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, Bode Miller, Kristi Yamaguchi and Apolo Ohno.
We know that he’s easy on the eyes and gives good interview (see below) Now we’ll see how he is asking the questions.
(Photo, YouTube; via CNN)