Adam Rippon Declines NBC Correspondent Gig

NPR reports:

He’s emerged as a fan favorite, an athlete whose talent and personality shine through his skating — and whose sense of humor and humanity have been amplified by the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But Adam Rippon says he’s not ready to move from the Olympic Athlete’s Village and join NBC.

News that the TV network had offered Rippon a job emerged on Sunday here at the Pyeongchang Games. But one day later, Rippon says he was glad to be asked — but that he still has work to do, cheering for his teammates.

Rippon has been busy — seemingly too busy to realize he had a new prospective day job. On Monday, he said he learned about NBC’s offer via Twitter. “I actually found everything out about the offer via twitter HAHA,” he wrote, adding, “2018 is wild girl.”