Jim Bell will discuss the historic Pyeongchang Games in South Korea, as well as the preparations for the Tokyo Summer Games in 2020 along with reflections on NBC’s long affiliation with the Olympic Games. Jim is president, NBC Olympics Production & Programming. He oversees all the day-to-day editorial production and programming aspects of NBC’s Olympics coverage of the Games, as well as the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, an International Olympic Committee, U.S. Olympic Committee and NBC partnership. He also is executive producer of Telemundo World Cup, for which he oversaw the Spanish-language network’s first-ever coverage of the event earlier this year. The Pyeongchang Winter Games marked Jim’s 12 th Olympics with NBC. He is in his second stretch with NBS Sports, as he rejoined following seven years as executive producer of the “Today Show.” Jim also has produced NBC broadcasts of the NFL, MLB and NBA and won an Emmy for the 1997 NBA finals and 1998 Wimbledon tennis. He is a 1989 cum laude graduate of Harvard, where he was an All-Ivy defensive tackle and a member of the 1987 Ivy Championship team. Jim and his wife Angelique and their four sons live in Greenwich.
Arranged by Bud Bain