STAMFORD, Conn. – April 30, 2019 – Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller will join NBC Sports’ 2019 Kentucky Derby coverage as a lifestyle correspondent this Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
In his role, Miller will document the sights, sounds and pageantry on Derby Day. He will also join NBC News weather anchor and correspondent Dylan Dreyer for several segments to showcase the electric atmosphere in Louisville and highlight this year’s biggest Derby trends.
“As a fan of the Kentucky Derby, I am thrilled to be a part of NBC Sports’ coverage of this historic sporting event. I look forward to showcasing the excitement, fashion and enthusiasm at Churchill Downs,” Miller said.
“A superstar who attended last year’s Kentucky Derby, Von will offer a fresh perspective on many of the unique lifestyle elements surrounding the Derby, including style, fashion, and popular social media trends, said Rob Hyland, Coordinating Producer for NBC Sports Group’s Triple Crown horse racing coverage.
Miller, a seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker in eight seasons with the Denver Broncos, was the No. 2 overall Draft pick in 2011 and has more sacks (98.0) than anyone in the NFL since he entered the league.
NBC SPORTS GROUP AND HORSE RACING: NBC Sports Group is the exclusive home to the most important and prestigious events in horse racing, including the Triple Crown, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Royal Ascot, and Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series. NBC has been the exclusive home of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes since 2001, and the Belmont Stakes since 2011, when NBC Sports Group reassembled the Triple Crown. The 2018 Kentucky Derby posted a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 15.0 million viewers across NBC and NBC Sports Digital platforms – marking the sixth consecutive year that Kentucky Derby viewership averaged at least 15 million viewers. NBC’s six-year streak averaging 15 million Kentucky Derby viewers is the longest in People Meter history (since 1988).