Adam Rippon may be done skating at this year’s Winter Olympics, but thankfully that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of him.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon, the openly gay Olympic team bronze medalist who has become one of the best-known names at these Games, has been hired by NBC to work as a correspondent during the remainder of the Olympics, NBC spokesman Greg Hughes told USA TODAY Sports Sunday evening.

Rippon, 28, will work for the network on a variety of platforms, including television, digital and social media, Hughes said.

Always outspoken, Rippon made news in mid-January when he criticized Vice President Pence in a story in USA TODAY. When Pence fired back little more than an hour after the story appeared online, Rippon’s profile was on the rise.

Oh, also for his sass — an element of his personality that will likely be on full display as he spends the rest of the Olympics working as an NBC correspondent.

That’s right, NBC offered Rippon a gig, and according to USA Today Sports he accepted. That means we’ll see his beauty on TV, digital streams, and social media.

Rippon’s numerous fan, unsurprisingly, couldn’t be happier about the news — or just generally more in love with the self-described icon.

This represents a change in plans for Rippon, who had previously told Good Morning America that his post-Olympics itinerary included something a little different to prime-time commentary.

“I’m going to go to Target, and I’m going to get a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc Oyster Bay with the twist top,” he proclaimed. “Yeah. Uh-huh. Immediately.”

Thankfully for all of Rippon’s fans out there, that Sauvignon Blanc will have to wait — at least until after the 2018 Winter Olympics come to a close.



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