Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are winning the Olympics on Instagram

Two years ago in Sochi, Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski became America’s sweethearts after their wonderful figure skating commentary at the Winter Olympics. The pair breathed new life into NBC’s live coverage and became such a hit that they were able to go beyond figure skating and now appear as personalities on a number of NBC’s events. Of course, Johnny and Tara are in Rio...
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August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski to cover Kentucky Derby and Rio Olympics for NBC

At the risk of telling you something you already know, there is no figure skating at the Summer Olympics. Fans of the sport might be disappointed to be reminded of that. (I’m related to one such enthusiastic supporter.) Unfortunately, there is no competing on frozen surfaces during events typically held during the warmer months of the year. In fact, some of the more popular Summer...
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May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

The Tara and Johnny Show heads to the Super Bowl

The newest “it” couple in sports media, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are heading to the Super Bowl. They’ll be feature reporters for NBC’s Super Bowl pregame coverage which will begin on Sunday, February 1 (we could be snarky and say it’s already begun, but we won’t) at 1 p.m. ET. A week after commenting on the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greeensboro, NC, Tara...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Names: Jamie Little, Lipinski & Weir, Jeremy Fowler

With ESPN done with NASCAR after this year, motorsports reporter Jamie Little is jumping ship to Fox Sports. In other news, NBC Sports has promoted social media favorites Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, and ESPN has hired a new NFL reporter. Jamie Little Leaves ESPN For Fox Sports ESPN motorsports reporter Jamie Little has joined [...]
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are NBC’s new top figure skating team

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi seem like they took place a decade ago.  Two of the brightest American stars of the most recent Olympiad were former athletes turned broadcasters – figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.  It took several months, but the pair is being rewarded for their work there. Weir, Lipinski, and Gannon have received the promotion to NBC’s #1 figure...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir breaks up with husband Victor Voronov

Johnny Weir announced on Twitter Wednesday that he is separating from husband Victor Voronov after just over two years of marriage. Weir, who is just a little bit more dramatic than your average person, hinted at some bad news with a tweet sent on Tuesday night that he later deleted: Johnny Weir tweeted "sad announcement […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

SOCHI SCENE: Designs by Weir

Johnny Weir is celebrating Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu's gold medal win in Sochi and the threads that helped get them there. Weir tweeted and posted on Instagram Saturday to say he had a small role in Hanyu's look. ''So honored and proud to have designed your Olympic costume,'' Weir wrote. - By Oskar Garcia - Twitter --- Associated Press...
Via Associated Press
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Here's Johnny! Clothes make the man and vice versa

He promised himself something the first time he ever laced up a pair of skates. It's the same thing Johnny Weir returns to in those quiet moments most evenings, just before the TV camera's ''on-air'' light flashes red. ''I'm wearing makeup, a double necklace and a cream sweater,'' he said. ''I don't feel an obligation to tone myself down. ''Part of being afraid is not knowing,...
Via Associated Press
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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