Brentwood High School and University of Tennessee graduate Courtney Lyle will broadcast the men’s and women’s field hockey events for NBC during the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
Lyle will deliver the play-by-play alongside A.J. Mleczko, an Olympic ice hockey medalist. Lyle said broadcasting the Olympics is a “dream come true.”
“Athletes dream of playing in the Olympics. Announcers dream of calling them,” she tweeted after the announcement was made.
After graduating in 2012 from Tennessee, Lyle started at WMAZ-TV in Macon, Georgia, as a sports anchor and reporter. She joined Knoxville’s WBIR 15 months later as a weekend sports anchor, covering all UT teams, traveling with the football team, co-hosting a high school football show and producing features.
Beginning in 2014, Lyle worked with UT Athletics, doing play-by-play for select Lady Vols basketball games on the ESPN app. In 2016, she was hired by ESPN as a play-by-play broadcaster for the SEC Network, calling softball, basketball and volleyball games.
Lyle’s Olympic broadcasts will begin Aug. 1.