It’s another horrible day for Bob Costas and his pus-spewing eyes.
But it’s a GREAT day for female television announcers!
History will be made later tonight when Meredith Vieira will become the FIRST woman to ever anchor NBC’s Olympic primetime coverage!
Hell to the ye-yah!
Mer just crashed through that glass ceiling like a bobsled crashing into a Sochi maintenance worker!
Vieira will replace Matt Lauer, who has been filling in for Costas while he recuperates from a double-eye infection.
This week marked the end of Bob’s 157 appearances streak as host of the Peacock’s primetime coverage of the Games! Costas has been hosting the Olympics for the network since 1988!
Meredith called into the Today show this morning to express her excitement to have this groundbreaking opportunity. She told her former colleagues:
"It’s an honor to fill in for him. You think about the Olympics, and you think the athletes and then Bob Costas.”
Then she told Matt and the gang that she was calling them from a bar!
ZOMG we love you, gurl!
Be sure to tune in tonight to see Meredith take her spot in Olympic history!
[Images via Dan Jackman/WENN and NBC.]
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