Bob Costas will return as host of NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage Monday night, now that he has recovered from a double pink eye infection, the network told The Wrap Sunday.
Costas called in Matt Lauer last Tuesday when his infection had spread to both eyes and was no longer able to anchor NBC’s coverage in Sochi. Meredith Vieira filled in as anchor as well, and became the first woman to host NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage, according to Mediaite.
Costas told Lauer last week that he was having trouble seeing, which made it difficult for him to carry out his duties as host.
“I’m walking around, I might as well be playing ‘Marco Polo.’ I have no idea where I am,” he told his fellow host.