Leslie Jones’ live Twitter coverage of the Rio Olympics was so popular with her followers that they lobbied for her to join NBC and do live, in-person coverage.
It worked. Jones will be in Rio by Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
NBC Sports’ Olympics executive producer invited Jones to join the coverage team and continue to bring her own flare and excitement to the coverage.
As a contributor, she’ll attend events and post on social media, as well as appearing on NBC Olympics-related programs.