The current Winter Olympics are already struggling with ratings and now they could get worse. Adam Rippon, the gay skater who has repeatedly attacked Mike Pence while representing the United States, has been hired to cover the games by NBC.
USA Today reports:
Adam Rippon will work for NBC as a correspondent for remainder of 2018 Winter Olympics
U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon, the openly gay Olympic team bronze medalist who has become one of the best-known names at these Games, has been hired by NBC to work as a correspondent during the remainder of the Olympics, NBC spokesman Greg Hughes told USA TODAY Sports Sunday evening.
Rippon, 28, will work for the network on a variety of platforms, including television, digital and social media, Hughes said.
Always outspoken, Rippon made news in mid-January when he criticized Vice President Pence in a story in USA TODAY. When Pence fired back little more than an hour after the story appeared online, Rippon’s profile was on the rise.
Despite the fact that Mike Pence wished him well and hoped for his success, Rippon has repeatedly insulted Pence and said that he refuses to go to the White House. And NBC rewards him with a job?
We won’t be watching. Thanks anyway.