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12 Aug 2016

“Saturday Night Live” Star Leslie Jones Headed To Rio To Join NBC Coverage

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August 12, 2016 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: Leslie Jones  (Photo by Elga Esteb / shutterstock)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghostbusters star and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Leslie Jones is bringing her enthusiasm for the Olympic games to Rio itself.

NBC said Monday that Jones will join the networks’ Olympic coverage team on Friday. After seeing a series of tweets the comic had sent about the Olympics, including a video where she was wrapped in an American flag and wearing plastic gold medals, NBC Olympics Executive Producer Jim Bell invited her to join the team.

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NBC says Jones will attend Olympic events, meet athletes and talk about the Games on the air and online.

Jones has moved up fast at NBC, joining “SNL” as a writer two years ago and becoming a cast member last year. She starred with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon in Ghostbusters.

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