Rob Hyland Assumes Coordinating Producer Role for NBC Sunday Night Football

Veteran producer takes seat opened by Fred Gaudelli's move to Thursday Night Football

An NBC spokesperson has confirmed that Rob Hyland has been elevated to the role of coordinating producer on Sunday Night Football.

Hyland takes the seat vacated by Fred Gaudelli, who officially assumed the role of executive producer on Amazon Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football earlier this week. Hyland will serve alongside veteran SNF director Drew Esocoff.

A veteran of NBC Sports since 1997, Hyland is an accomplished, award-winning producer having overseen production of many of NBC Sports’ biggest properties, including Notre Dame Football, Football Night in America, Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup horse racing, and NBC Olympics’ Primetime Show. He has sat in the producer’s chair for Notre Dame football games for 14 years and has producer FNIA in 2018.

Hyland’s work on NBC’s NFL coverage dates back to the debut of Sunday Night Football in 2006. He’s also served as coordinating producer of Thursday Night Football (2016 and 2017).

Just a year ago he was named the producer of NBC Olympics’ primetime show and held that position on both this past summer’s Tokyo Olympics and the recently completed Winter games in Beijing. Hyland was worked 11 Olympics with NBC Sports, previously serving as the lead producer for two of the Games’ most-watched sports – track & field since the 2012 London Olympics and figure skating since the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014.

Hyland’s accolades include earning 18 Emmy Awards during his tenure at NBC Sports. Those trophies came as part of production teams as the Coordinating Producer for NBC’s Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup horse racing coverage. NBC has earned five Eclipse Awards, three Emmy Awards, and nine Emmy nominations for its horse racing coverage under Hyland. He’s overseen production of two Triple Crown-winning runs: American Pharoah in 2015 and Justify in 2018.

Gaudelli, meanwhile, is remaining on the NBC Sports executive team to “serve as a key contributor to NBC Sunday Night Football’s editorial and production efforts.”

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