On April 5, 2010, The Daily Line debuted with McHugh as host. The show consisted of a four-person panel (host McHugh, handicapper Rob DeAngelis, comedian Reese Waters, and Jenn Sterger) which discussed, often with heavy satire, sports-related topics that were popular that day and aired on Versus. However, the show was canceled due to low viewership on November 4, 2010. McHugh would be retained by the network to originally work on NHL coverage, mostly on NHL Overtime and Hockey Central.
In 2011, McHugh began the year as the host of NHL Live, the network's pre and post game show that airs before and after each NHL telecast. He also contributed to NBC's Stanley Cup coverage, hosting Games 1 and 2. In the summer of 2011, McHugh stepped into the role of host for NBC's live daily coverage of the Tour de France. In the fall, he contributed to the NBC Sports Network's college football coverage as the host of the newly created College Football Talk, a weekly wrap up show. Additionally, he served each week as the host for the network's studio show before and after game coverage.
2012 saw McHugh return to the NBC and NBC Sports Network coverage of the NHL as its lead studio host. He hosted NHL Live multiple times per week and the NHL on NBC intermission report weekly. McHugh finished off the 2011-2012 NHL season in his biggest role to date, hosting every game of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. He also served as a reporter for NBC's Super Bowl XLVI pre-game coverage. McHugh expanded his portfolio even farther as he was be a part of NBC Sports's coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics. He hosted the afternoon action on NBC Sports Network daily throughout the games. In the fall, McHugh continued to host NBC's college football studio show alongside Doug Flutie and newcomer Hines Ward.
In November 2012, McHugh hosted NBC Sports Network’s Carrier Classic Countdown, live from the deck of the USS Bataan, as well as pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage.