Peter Diamond, the most tenured executive in U.S. Olympic television history set to work his 17th Olympics in Rio, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Programming, NBC Olympics.
Diamond, a 15-time Emmy Award winner, was previously Senior Vice President.
“Peter Diamond has been the architect of NBC’s hugely successful Olympic programming schedule for nearly 30 years,” NBC Olympics Executive Producer Jim Bell said. “His unparalleled knowledge of Olympic sports and his relationships within the world sporting community have helped us grow the Games in the U.S. to unprecedented levels of coverage and popularity.”
Diamond, who began his 42-year TV career at ABC Sports in 1974, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by USA Track and Field in November.
Diamond began his Olympic career as an ABC researcher for the Innsbruck and Montreal Olympics in 1976 and joined NBC in 1977.
Diamond, responsible for programming NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Olympic Games across numerous NBC Universal broadcast, cable, and digital platforms, works on a regular basis with international Olympic-sport federations and U.S. Olympic sports national governing bodies.