facebook
twitter
search
search

Meredith Vieira will be first woman to cover Olympics for NBC

Bob Costas is still dealing with his eye infection, and Matt Lauer is worn out from hosting both the Olympics and the "Today Show."
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:35 PM

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Meredith Vieira will make history as the first woman to cover the Olympics for NBC as she fills in for Bob Costas.

Vieira will be taking over for Matt Lauer to cover the events during NBC prime-time at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14. The regular host, Bob Costas, is recovering from a pretty terrible case of pink eye, causing Matt Lauer to step in. Lauer says he needs a break from coverage due to covering the Olympics in the morning and hosting the Today Show at night from Sochi.

"I'm dragging a little today, I didn't sleep at all since yesterday morning," said Lauer, "Meredith's fantastic, she'll be great, she really will, and I know she's going to have a blast. It's fun."

There is no word on when Costas will be back, but he says he hopes it will be soon.

[Morning Rush]

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall