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John Ourand

John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Promotions At NBC Sports Increases Olympics Responsibilities For Bell, Zenkel

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 18 / 17

Telemundo’s coverage of the ’18 FIFA World Cup will have a distinctly Olympic feel next year, as NBC Sports Group is putting its top Olympic producer in charge of the Spanish-language channel’s production. JIM BELL will be the Exec Producer on the event as part of a promotion tha...

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