Dan Hicks has served as lead play-by-play host of NBC Sports’ PGA TOUR Golf Channel on NBC tournament coverage since 2000 – headlined by the network’s coverage of THE PLAYERS Championship and the coveted FedExCup Playoffs, as well as the biennial Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup international competitions.
Hicks also serves as NBC Sports’ lead play-by-play voice for Notre Dame Football, and has handled play-by-play duties for NBC’s NFL Wild Card Weekend coverage.
In addition to his golf and football responsibilities for NBC, Hicks is a veteran Olympic broadcaster, serving as the lead play-by-play host for swimming during the Summer Olympics. His Winter Olympics broadcast experience includes alpine skiing and speed skating play-by-play, as well as extensive work as a studio host.
Prior to joining NBC, Hicks worked as a sports anchor at CNN. He began his professional career in 1984 as a sports anchor/news reporter for KCEE/KWFM radio in Tucson, Ariz. He later moved to KVOA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Tucson, where he served as a weekend sports anchor/reporter before joining CNN. During a three-year run at the cable network, Hicks hosted CNN Sports Tonight on weekends and both CNN College Football Preview and CNN College Basketball Preview.
A native of Tucson, Ariz., Hicks graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. He is a 6-handicap golfer, who says, “If I’m not working or with my family, I’m on the golf course.” Hicks and his wife, ESPN studio host Hannah Storm, have three daughters.