SVP Joe Gesue to Oversee Olympic & Paralympic, Editorial, Partnerships and Programming
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 6, 2022 – NBC Sports announced today that Amy Rosenfeld has been named Senior Vice President, Olympics & Paralympics Production. Rosenfeld will oversee NBC Sports’ Olympics and Paralympics production in the host city as well as the growing at-home operation. She reports to Executive Producer and President, NBC Olympics & Paralympics Production, Molly Solomon, and will work alongside NBC Olympics Coordinating Director Mike Sheehan. Rosenfeld begins her new role today.
Rosenfeld has extensive big-event production experience having overseen numerous large-scale international sporting events for ESPN, including its critically acclaimed coverage of the men’s and women’s soccer World Cups, the X Games, Indy 500, and many more. She also produced soccer and curling at four Olympic Games for NBC Sports and was the lead production executive responsible for the launch and daily operation of the ACC Network since 2019.
“Amy will help us rethink and manage the increasingly complex, two-continent approach to producing coverage of Paris 2024 and beyond,” said Solomon. “Her collaborative and curious nature has always made her a best-in-class colleague. We can’t wait for her to bring her talent and insight to NBC Sports.”
The hiring of Rosenfeld allows Joe Gesue – Senior Vice President, NBC Olympics & Paralympics Editorial, Partnerships and Programming & Executive Editor — to oversee programming, editorial and partnerships. In his new role, Gesue will work closely with NBC Olympics & Paralympics President Gary Zenkel on project management, strategy, and relationships as well as sales partnerships. He will supervise Olympic and Paralympic programming, continue as Executive Editor, and remain a key contributor to the Olympic primetime show. Hired as an Olympic researcher in 1994, Gesue has spent 28 years in various Olympic and Paralympic production and editorial roles for NBC Sports. He has led Olympic production since London 2012.
“Joe’s knowledge of the Olympics and Paralympics is unparalleled, and this new role makes our organization even stronger as we reimagine our systems and processes for what lies ahead in the next chapter of NBC Sports’ Olympic and Paralympic coverage,” added Solomon.
NBCUniversal has U.S. media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032, which are scheduled for Paris (2024), Milan Cortina (2026), Los Angeles (2028) and Brisbane (2032). The host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics has not been chosen yet.
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