R. Pierre McGuire ’83 will appear on “Costas Tonight: Live from 30 Rock” on Thursday, Oct. 18. McGuire is the lead “Inside the Glass” analyst for “NHL on NBC” and writes a hockey column for Sports Illustrated.
McGuire began his broadcasting career as a commentator for Montreal Canadiens and as an analyst for the Ottawa Senators. He has since won several awards for his work and was named one of hockey’s 100 most powerful and influential people six times by The Hockey News.
Having covered the Olympic Games three times, McGuire recently reported on water polo at the 2012 Summer Olympics, live from London, and men’s hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics, live from Vancouver. An ice hockey analyst providing regular commentary for The Sports Network (TSN) and NBC, McGuire provided rinkside reporting for the United States/Switzerland Men’s Group A hockey game. He has also reported on the 2002 games in Salt Lake City.
An English major while at HWS, McGuire was a member of the Statesmen ice hockey, football and squash teams, as well as a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity. After graduation he played professional hockey in Europe for a year before returning to HWS to coach Hobart hockey. He has also coached at Babson College and St. Lawrence University, and served as a scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins, head coach of the Hartford Whalers and assistant coach in the Ottawa Senators organization.
“Costas Tonight” is a monthly series featuring Bob Costas, who NBC describes as “one of America’s preeminent interviewers, conducting in-depth, revealing interviews with leading newsmakers in sports and entertainment.”