Nancy Kerrigan is returning to the Olympics — but she won't be on ice this time! The two-time, Olympic figure skating medalist is joining NBC Olympics for its Winter Games coverage in Sochi, Russia, the network announced Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Kerrigan, 44, is tasked with the role of figure skating analyst for NBC Olympics, Executive Producer Jim Bell announced Tuesday. Bell said the two-time Olympic medalist "will provide insight into what it takes to prepare for and compete in figure skating at the highest level." She will also appear on other NBCUniversal shows like Today and Access Hollywood.
The Boston resident has previously worked as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She's also hosted the Comcast Network series, Nancy Kerrigan’s World of Skating.
The news of the former athlete's new gig comes just one day after the 20-year anniversary of the horrendous assault that left her unable to compete in the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. (NBC Olympics plans to air a documentary during the 2014 Winter Olympics on the harrowing incident involving her then-rival Tonya Harding, whose ex-husband orchestrated the attack.)
"It was 20 years ago and I don't remember lots and lots of it," Harding, 43, told USA TODAY Sports in a recent interview. "I know it was a horrible time for everyone involved. It was a bad streak, going through all the crud, and I was able to rise above it.