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How Leslie Jones got offered to cover the Olympics for NBC

2016-08-08 17:00
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Los Angeles - Leslie Jones has been invited to cover the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil for NBC.

The Ghostbusters actress caught the attention of the US TV network thanks to her lively tweets about the sporting spectacle. (Read more about that here)

And after a fan suggested her commentary would boost TV ratings and inspire Team USA to win more gold medals, she was asked to join the broadcast team.

This is how Leslie Jones got offered to cover the Olympics for NBC:

A fan planted the seed...

Jim Bell took the bait and made the offer...

Leslie seemed keen but needs convincing...

Her Ghostbusters director Paul Feig then encouraged her to fly out to Rio...

Now the question is...


A video posted by Leslie Jones (@lesdogggg) on

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