Leslie Jones Joins NBC's Olympics Coverage

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Leslie Jones Contributing to NBC's Winter Olympics Coverage

02 February, 2018

Jones will once again be a contributor for NBC for its coverage of the Olympic Games.

"Saturday Night Live" star and Olympics super fan Leslie Jones will be joining NBC in its coverage of the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea.

In 2016, Jones' Twitter feed was the unofficial place to find information about and from the Games.

The Saturday Night Live amusing lady's enthusiastic tweets while watching the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil first caught the attention of NBC execs, who hired her on the spot.

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Jones posted a photo on Twitter of her dressed in red, white and blue gear while working out on an exercise machine with the caption, "Guess What Time It is Y'all!"

At the time, viewers became more interested in watching her watch the Olympics instead of watching the Olympic events themselves.

Upon seeing it, NBC Olympics president Jim Bell invited her to Rio.

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

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.

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