Her role will include attending live events and meeting athletes, NBC said.
So while there are no doubt plenty of surprises in store when it comes to who will take home top prizes at the 2018 Winter Games, one thing is for certain: Leslie Jones is the Olympics correspondent who we should all be following. "I'm skiing. Ya'll know what the hell's going on, you know what I'm doing".
At the start of the Games, Jones posted a video of herself on Twitter, decked out in the American flag and wearing plastic gold medals.
She burst onto the Olympic scene in 2016 after live tweeting the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 50-year-old comedian has already begun tweeting on the PyeongChang Olympics with a shot of herself "training" in full Team USA garb captioned, "SLAY ALL DAY!" Her passion for Team USA is contagious, and her adventures in South Korea should be fascinating, ' Bell said.
Jones more recently has been nominated for an Emmy for her work on Saturday Night Live, hosted the 2017 BET Awards and was included in the Time's list of 100 most influential people for 2017. Now that the Winter Olympics are around the corner, NBC is giving Jones an even bigger upgrade: the comedian is now an official contributor to the network's Olympics coverage, according to The Hollywood Reporter.