Chris McCloskey, former executive vice president, communications, of the Arena Football League, and a veteran of the NFL communications department, is joining NBC's sports team.
McCloskey, who has been a brand strategy consultant, will serve as vice president, communications, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics.
He will be the primary media point person for NBC Olympics coverage, as well as golf, National Hockey League and Football Night in America.
In a related move, Adam Freifeld, director of communications at NBC Sports, has been named senior director of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics.
He will be media contact for audience measurement for NBC's Sunday Night Football, NBC Sports & Olympics digital efforts, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, French Open, Wimbledon, figure skating and gymnastics.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.