Posted Sunday 2/18/18 at 7:29AM EST
NBC hires figure skater Adam Rippon for the rest of the Winter Olympics
The outspoken U.S. figure skater and bronze medalist, who has become one of the most well-known athletes at the PyeongChang Games, has been hired by NBC to work as a correspondent for the final week of the Winter Olympics. An NBC spokesperson tells USA Today he'll work on a variety of platforms, including television, digital and social media. Rippon, the first openly gay man to medal at the Winter Olympics, made headlines for criticizing Vice President Mike Pence over gay rights. Rippon has also said he wouldn't attend President Trump's ceremony honoring the Winter Olympians.
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- NBC hires figure skater Adam Rippon for the rest of the Winter Olympics