Leslie Jones Is the 2018 Winter Olympics Correspondent We Deserve

Chloe Kim
'SNL's Leslie Jones Headed to PyeongChang For Olympics Role

02 February, 2018

Jones will be traveling to PyeongChang, South Korea, for its televised and online coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, reprising a role she first took on during 2016's Rio Olympic Games.

The "Saturday Night Live" cast member has been tapped by NBC to once again contribute to its Olympics coverage, the network said.

Leslie Jones will be back at the Games - and, no, not Game of Thrones, that's her other obsession. While watching the Olympics, Jones posted a video of herself donning an American flag and plastic gold metals.

'Experiencing the Olympics through the lens of Leslie is unlike anything else.

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NBC's Olympics production and programming president Jim Bell noticed her enthusiasm, flew her to Brazil, and brought her on as an Olympics contributor for the last few days of the games.

During the 2016 Rio Olympics, Jones gained Bell's attention after live-tweeting her Olympic viewing experience, where she offered her own comical commentary and encouragement for Team USA. In addition to the Olympics, she has live tweeted Game of Thrones and New York Fashion Week. "I'm skiing. Ya'll know what the hell's going on, you know what I'm doing". On Monday, she tweeted a video of herself working out in full Team USA gear and a medal.

Jones already is gearing up for the games, which kick off February 8.

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