NBC Sports Names Lindsay Schanzer as Senior Producer of the 148th Kentucky Derby; Becomes First Female to Assume the Role

Award-winning producer Lindsay Schanzer has been named senior producer of NBC Sports’ Kentucky Derby coverage and will oversee all horse racing production. NBC Sports will present the 148th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.

“Lindsay has excelled in every role she has worked at NBC Sports, and we are excited to have her lead the presentation of the Kentucky Derby and our full roster of horse racing events,” says Sam Flood, Executive Producer & President, NBC Sports Production. “With increased responsibility over the last decade on our horse racing team, Lindsay’s leadership, creativity, and innovative spirit have helped raise our production. We look forward to returning to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.”

Schanzer, who has worked on NBC Sports’ horse racing team for 10 years, has served as the lead producer of NBC Sports’ Preakness Stakes, Breeders’ Cup, and Royal Ascot production since 2020, and produced last year’s Belmont Stakes.

A five-time Sports Emmy winner, Schanzer joined NBC Sports in 2011 and has also worked on Sunday Night Football, Football Night in America, Notre Dame Football, Wimbledon, Roland Garros, and Premier League. In addition, she was part of production teams for seven Olympic Games and one Super Bowl.

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