If execs won medals for their work, Hair would spend more than his fair share of time on a platform wearing a gold medallion around his neck. Not only was he integral in the hiring of 170 commentators for the 2016 Rio Olympics, he also secured sportscaster Mike Tirico and sideline reporter Heather Cox for “Thursday Night Football” and successfully re-signed the entire roster of on-air talent for NBC Sports Group’s exclusive U.S. coverage of the PREMIER league. He doesn’t have to change the channel to see what programs best embrace diversity. Hair says “The Voice,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Chicago Med” on NBC are three excellent examples.

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