NBC 7’s Steven Luke has arrived in Rio De Janeiro ahead of the Summer Olympics and will be there for the entire 16-day span of the games, reporting on local athletes.
Luke has covered a number of Olympic Games for KNSD; most recently, he reported from Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games.
Already, Luke is sharing his adventures from Rio on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
On Monday, he toured the Christ the Redeemer statue and captured the moment on a NBC 7 Facebook Live video.
In the video, he tells viewers of the mood and challenges in Rio in the week ahead of the Games.
About the concerns of contracting Zika via mosquitoes, Luke said: “There really haven’t been that many mosquitoes out. It’s just not a concern.”
He also said that water quality concerns are confined to the bay and small bodies of water, not the ocean.
You can follow Luke’s time in Rio by liking his Facebook page or following him on Twitter or Instagram. He’ll also be sharing some highlights on NBC 7’s social media accounts over the course of the Games.