FOX Sports is hiring African-Americans to cover all of the Olympic events, as the network looks to fill its roster of sports anchors in the wake of the 2016 Summer Games.
The network is recruiting talent from around the world, including in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a release from the network.
The announcement comes after a year-long search for a new sports anchor in the United States and a decision to bring in an African-born anchor in New York City.
The job openings will include a mix of positions in the U.S. and Canada, as well as a handful in the Caribbean.
Fox Sports’ new sports editor in chief, Jon Miller, said in the release that the network will bring the diverse pool of African-based talent it has seen over the years to the Olympics.
The hiring comes after months of speculation about whether Fox would hire an African American anchor.
In November, Fox Sports anchor David O’Connor said he would retire in 2020, after four years covering the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
O’Connors first reported to Fox that the decision was coming, citing “unforeseen circumstances” and his desire to spend more time with his family.
Fox, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., announced the hiring on Thursday.
Earlier this year, the network added former NFL player Chad Johnson to its roster.
ESPN also announced last week that it was bringing in a new African-Australian sports anchor.