On Wednesday, NBC Sports announced that they have signed Krista Voda, currently of FOX Sports, to a multi-year contract that will see Voda join the NASCAR on NBC team in 2015. In her new role at NBC Sports, Voda will have a number of different roles. Her most prominent position will be as the host of pre-race and post-race programming for Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series races.
Voda is very excited about her new opportunity.
“This role is a dream opportunity for me and I’m honored to be a part of NBC’s return to NASCAR,” Voda said in a press release. “We say it often, but it’s true: NASCAR is more than a sport, it’s a community. I’ve been blessed, for many years, to stand alongside colleagues who I also consider dear friends. I’m looking forward to this new chapter and the chance to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for storytelling.”
Sam Flood, Executive Producer of NBC Sports, is very high on Voda’s abilities.
“Krista is a talented host that has established a strong connection with NASCAR viewers over the course of an already impressive career,” Flood said. “Her passion for the sport and comprehensive grasp of its stars, personalities and history will provide for an engaging and informative race day experience for the fans.”
In addition to her race-day duties that start in July, 2015, Voda will also be a regular host of NASCAR America, currently airing on NBC Sports Network. It is unclear whether Voda would be the sole host of the show, or whether she would be one of a number of personalities in a rotation similar to what NASCAR America currently has. Voda will also have additional opportunities with NBC Sports outside of NASCAR.
For Voda, she is currently in her 13th year with FOX Sports. Voda first started out in 2002 working on FOX Sports Net’s Totally NASCAR, a show that later migrated to the SPEED Channel and eventually was rebranded as NASCAR Nation. Voda eventually started as a pit reporter for SPEED’s coverage of then-Craftsman Truck Series races. Eventually, Voda moved onto FOX’s NEXTEL/Sprint Cup Series telecasts after Jeanne Zelasko chose to focus on baseball.
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