Von Miller Joins NBC to Cover Kentucky Derby as Lifestyle Correspondent
Von Miller is off to the races for the Kentucky Derby.
According to PEOPLE, Miller will join NBC along with Today’s Dylan Dreyer to cover the Kentucky Derby as a lifestyle correspondent.
“Once you get there, the energy of the whole place is just what gets you so excited,” Dreyer tells PEOPLE of Churchill Downs. “I mean, for some people, this is a once-in-a-lifetime thing, to come to the Kentucky Derby, and here I get to be right in the middle of it.”
Dreyer, 37, says that growing up in New Jersey, horse racing wasn’t exactly part of the culture and that she knew a local racetrack simply as “something that was next to the mall.”
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But after covering the events at Churchill Downs in Louisville for the past five years, Dreyer has embraced not only the mint juleps, the horses and — of course — the fashion, but the party side of the festivities, too.
“I think it’s fun to watch, even if you don’t know anything about horses,” she says. “I think if you’re with your friends, and you’re planning a Derby party, put all the names up and have each person to pick a horse. At least that gives you something to root for. It’s kind of like March Madness!”
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Joining Dreyer in her coverage this year as lifestyle correspondent is NFL star — and Dancing with the Stars alum — Von Miller, an addition to the team that Dreyer jokes will make certain people in her life very jealous.
The 2019 Kentucky Derby is this Saturday on NBC race starts at around 6:30 PM ET.