America’s electoral “Chartthrob” Steve Kornacki has signed a deal with NBCUniversal that will show he’s more than just an electoral guru and one of the 100 sexiest men alive. First reported by the Los Angeles Times, our stud of stats will officially bring his analytical skills to the network’s sports coverage of the Olympics, horse racing, NFL football Sunday night games, and Super Bowl LVI. Kornacki will also develop and host his own game show, although no further details were provided about the show.
“Steve brings so much passion and genuine enthusiasm to his work, on top of his encyclopedic knowledge base, that it’s just impossible as a viewer not to share his interest and excitement,” Cesar Conde, chairman, NBCUniversal News Group said in a statement.
The khaki-clad Kornacki rose to his latest bit of national prominence during the 2020 general elections as he provided riveting statistical analysis and projections to viewers on MSNBC. His prowess on the giant touchscreen electoral map was legendary, comparing one state’s current performance versus a previous election before effortlessly crossing the country to pull up a map to remind viewers how one small county’s vote total could swing that state’s election and the outcome of the entire race as well. While he had previously made a name for himself, the focus on the 2020 election caused more chatter around the analytical star than ever before.
Following the election, People placed him at number 13 on their list of the 100 sexiest men alive and Gap donated 500 pairs of his classic khakis to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in his honor. His trademark striped blue tie made headlines as well.
Late last year, he joined the Sunday Night Football in America team of Mike Tirico, Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison, former NFL quarterback Chris Simms, and NFL Insider Mike Florio to do some number crunching for their programming. His electoral and prognostication abilities proved perfectly suited to analyzing the season’s playoff picture.
No details were provided on the new game show to be developed and hosted by Kornacki, but we’re pretty sure there will be a big touchscreen and some rolled up shirtsleeves involved.