Award-Winning Lindsay Schanzer Named Senior Producer Of NBC Sports' Kentucky Derby Coverage - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Award-Winning Lindsay Schanzer Named Senior Producer Of NBC Sports’ Kentucky Derby Coverage

Lindsay Schanzer

Award-winning producer Lindsay Schanzer has been named senior producer of NBC Sports' Kentucky Derby coverage and will oversee all horse racing production, it was announced Thursday by Sam Flood, Executive Producer & President, NBC Sports Production. NBC Sports will present the 148th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.

“Lindsay has excelled in every role she has worked at NBC Sports, and we are excited to have her lead the presentation of the Kentucky Derby and our full roster of horse racing events,” Flood said. “With increased responsibility over the last decade on our horse racing team, Lindsay's leadership, creativity, and innovative spirit have helped raise our production. We look forward to returning to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.”

Schanzer, who has worked on NBC Sports' horse racing team for 10 years, has served as the lead producer of NBC Sports' Preakness Stakes, Breeders' Cup and Royal Ascot production since 2020, and produced last year's Belmont Stakes.

A five-time Sports Emmy winner, Schanzer joined NBC Sports in 2011 and has also worked on Sunday Night FootballFootball Night in America, Notre Dame Football, Wimbledon, Roland Garros, and Premier League. In addition, she was part of production teams for seven Olympic Games and one Super Bowl.

NBC Sports' Lead Kentucky Derby Producers

Lead Producer Years
Lindsay Schanzer 2022
Rob Hyland 2012-21
Fred Gaudelli 2011
Sam Flood 2006-10
David Michaels 2001-05

NBC SPORTS AND HORSE RACING: NBC Sports is the exclusive home to the most important and prestigious events in horse racing, including the Triple Crown, the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Royal Ascot, and Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series. NBC has been the exclusive home of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes since 2001, and the Belmont Stakes since 2011, when NBC Sports Group reassembled the Triple Crown.

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