NFL RedZone’s Scott Hanson To Host Whip-Around Show ‘Gold Zone’ for 2024 Paris Olympics

Scott Hanson is well-known for hosting NFL RedZone and will now help host NBC's similarly formatted Gold Zone show for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Scott Hanson has become a widely recognized figure in the sports world for his weekly appearances hosting NFL RedZone, known for its seven hours of commercial-free football every Sunday of the season. Now, the famed host will take his turn at hosting a similarly formatted show for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Scott Hanson To Host Whip-Around Show for 2024 Paris Olympics

NBC Sports announced Wednesday that Hanson will open each day’s Gold Zone coverage live on Peacock throughout the Olympics, per release.

Gold Zone is set to stream live on Peacock from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET each day of the event from July 27-Aug. 10, with Hanson beginning each day’s coverage. He will be followed by NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano before Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, co-hosts of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, finish out each day as co-hosts.

The four hosts will also be joined by special guests throughout the day.

The show debuted in 2012 but will be airing on Peacock for the first time during the Paris Games. In addition to streaming on Peacock, Gold Zone will also be available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere” for customers with pay-TV subscriptions.

Collectively, the hosts and show aim to cut through the many events happening simultaneously and show viewers the most important moments in real time.

“The Olympic Games are like no other sporting event with up to 40 competitions happening simultaneously,” said Molly Solomon, executive producer and president of NBC’s Olympics Production. “Given that scale, Gold Zone is designed to be the viewer’s best friend, streaming the most important moments in real time.

“Never miss a moment or a medal with Gold Zone, and who better to guide viewers through this entertaining presentation than Scott Hanson, who does this every NFL weekend, and Olympic veterans Andrew Siciliano, Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila.”

Hanson has served as the host of NFL RedZone since its inaugural season in 2009 and has also hosted a variety of other NFL events. Yet, this will be his first Olympic assignment.

Siciliano hosted NBC Sports’ Gold Zone coverage for both the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics, and previously served as host for DIRECTV’s RedZone Channel from 2005-2022.

Gbajabiamila is working his second Olympics after serving as a host of Peacock’s Tokyo Olympics morning show, Tokyo Live, alongside Iseman in 2021. Iseman will work his third Olympics with NBC Sports after also hosting Peacock’s coverage of the Beijing Olympics in 2022.

The four will play a part in Peacock’s comprehensive coverage of the games, with all 329 medal events being streamed on the platform, a Summer Games first for Peacock.

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