Molly Solomon will lead NBC's Olympics coverage, becoming the first woman to be an executive producer for a network sports division.
She succeeds Jim Bell, who announced Nov. 4 he was leaving the network.
Solomon was promoted Tuesday to executive president and producer of the network's Olympics unit. She will continue to be executive producer at GOLF Channel, a position she has held since 2012.
"I've had a great sports life," Solomon said. "I can't wait to dig in and work more broadly on the Tokyo Olympics."
Solomon has extensive history with the network's Olympic coverage. She has worked 10 Winter and Summer Games, beginning as a network researcher in 1990 and becoming coordinating producer from 2006-12. She oversaw the network's production of golf's return to the Olympics in Rio in 2016.
Pete Bevacqua, the president of NBC's Sports Group said in a statement that he was happy to see "a long-time and well-liked member More