Following the departure of Jim Bell from NBC earlier this month, the network has named Molly Solomon as executive producer and president of Olympics production.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Solomon will also continue to oversee production for NBC Sports’ Golf Channel, a role she has held since 2012.
Solomon will report to Pete Bevacqua, president of the NBC Sports Group.
“NBC Olympics was once the exclusive domain of Dick Ebersol, who ran NBC Sports since 1989 and produced the network’s Olympic coverage,” THR notes. “He resigned in 2011, not long after Comcast took control of the company from General Electric. Bell was tapped to succeed Ebersol as the head of NBC Olympics later that summer, less than a year before the 2012 London Olympics were set to begin.”
Solomon has been at NBC Sports since 1990, when she started as a researcher. THR notes that she has worked on 10 Olympic Games for the network in a variety of production roles, including coordinating producer from 2006-2012.