Reporter, Super Bowl XLVI Pre-Game
Liam McHugh, one of the emerging voices in sports television today, continues to add to his rapidly growing workload at NBC and the NBC Sports Network by contributing to NBC Sports' Super Bowl XLVI pre-game coverage as a reporter.
In 2011, McHugh demonstrated his talent and versatility by hosting numerous studio shows and live events for nearly every major sporting event that aired on VERSUS, since re-branded as the NBC Sports Network. He began the year and continues to serve as the host of NHL Live, the network's pre- and post-game studio show that airs before and after every NHL telecast. He also contributed to NBC's Stanley Cup coverage, hosting Games 1 and 2 for the network, and continues to conduct intermission reports for the network's NHL coverage.
"Our confidence in Liam is exemplified by the volume and quality of work we continue to give him regardless of the platform or sport," said Sam Flood, Executive Producer for NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network. "He's curious, intelligent and not afraid to mix it up on the air with the analysts, which ultimately benefits the viewer."
In the summer of 2011, McHugh stepped into the role of host, alongside seasoned professionals, for the network's live daily coverage of the Tour de France. In the fall, he contributed to the NBC Sports Network's college football coverage as the host of the newly created College Football Talk, a weekly wrap up show. Additionally, he served each week as the host for the network's studio show before and after Mountain West game coverage.
McHugh began his career as a reporter for Newsday in New York. In 2004, he stepped in front of the camera for the first time as a Sports Anchor for WTHI-TV in Terre Haute, Indiana and then served as the Sports Anchor for KOKH in Oklahoma City from 2007-2009 before joining VERSUS in 2010. McHugh was also a contributing writer and reporter for ESPN the Magazine for four years. McHugh is a graduate of the University of Buffalo and earned a Masters in Broadcast Journalism from the Samuel I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.