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Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick to join NBCUniversal's Olympics coverage in Sochi

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Mon, Dec 9th 2013 11:20 am

Editor of The New Yorker to contribute to NBC's Opening Ceremony coverage and offer commentary for NBC News

Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker magazine, will join NBCUniversal's coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, it was announced today.

Remnick, the former Moscow bureau chief for The Washington Post, will contribute to NBC's coverage of the Opening Ceremony and will offer commentary for NBC News in Sochi.

"David is a distinguished journalist who knows Russia very well, and we're excited to have his expertise on the host country for our Sochi coverage," said Jim Bell, executive producer of NBC Olympics.

Remnick joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 1992 and was named editor in 1998. Under his leadership, The New Yorker has won 33 National Magazine Awards.

In 1994, Remnick earned a Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction and the George Polk Award for excellence in journalism for his book "Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire."

Remnick began his reporting career at The Washington Post in 1982 where he first covered the United States Football League, before becoming the Post's Moscow bureau chief in 1988. He has received numerous honors, including his selection as Advertising Age's 2000 Editor of the Year, and a 1997 National Magazine Award nomination for his New Yorker article "Kid Dynamite Blows Up" about boxer Mike Tyson.

A graduate of Princeton, Remnick has authored several books, including "The Devil Problem: And Other True Stories," "Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia," "King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero," "Reporting: Writings from The New Yorker" and "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama."

The Olympics begin Feb. 6, 2014.

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