NBC’s Super Bowl Team Invites Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir Onboard

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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will be NBC's event reporters for the Super Bowl XLIX pregame show, NBC Sports reported.

The pair will be interviewing celebrities during the official NFL pregame party for VIP guests, the Super Bowl XLIX Tailgate Party. 

“Having six hours of pregame coverage allows us to not only surround every aspect of the game, but also to cover the Super Bowl as the unparalleled event that it is,” said Sam Flood, executive producer for NBC Sports & NBCSN, and the producer of NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX pregame show. “We’re looking forward to Johnny and Tara bringing their fun perspective and style to the show.”

Lipinski and Weir first made an impression as commentators at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Their quirky observations and on-air chemistry later landed the duo the opportunity to cover the Academy Awards red carpet and the Kentucky Derby last year. 

NBC's pregame coverage from Glendale, Ariz., starts at noon ET on Feb. 1.

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