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Brent "Bucky" Gunts[1] is a multiple Emmy-winning sports television director currently serving as Head of Production for NBC Olympics.[2]

He is a director for NBC's Olympics coverage and has won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony at various games, most recently for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.[3] The 2010 award was presented at the televised ceremony by Ricky Gervais, who joked about the director's name.[4]

Gunts also directs NBC's primetime studio coverage throughout the Olympic Games, and has directed the Football Night in America studio show and NBC's golf coverage. He previously served as a director of the NBA on NBC, the network's baseball coverage, and The Today Show. According to NBC, he had won a total of twenty Emmy Awards as of February 2010.


  1. ^ "Cornell grads represented among Emmy winners". The Ithaca Journal. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2010-09-11.[dead link]
  2. ^ Nash, John (2008-07-24). "Lights ... Camera ... Olympics – Wilton's Gunts ready to bring the show home to America". Wilton Villager. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  3. ^ "2010 Emmy Nominations: Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on September 1, 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
  4. ^ Alex Weprin (2010-08-30). "Bucky Gunts Wins Emmy for Olympics Directing". TV Newser. Retrieved 2016-06-14.