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Golf Channel adds Hack, Burr to news team

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ORLANDO – Golf Channel has bolstered its editorial team with the addition of Damon Hack, former award-winning journalist for Sports Illustrated and The New York Times, and Ryan Burr, veteran host from ESPN.

A veteran golf journalist, Hack’s work will be visible across various Golf Channel platforms.  He will serve as a “Golf Channel Insider” for the network’s news programming, including  “Morning Drive” and “Golf Central” and as a senior writer for  He also will be seen occasionally on NBC Sports Network, reporting golf.

Burr, who comes to Golf Channel after seven years at ESPN, will serve as a host for shows such as “Golf Central,” Golf Channel’s flagship studio show based at the network’s Orlando studios. He also will report for “Golf Central” from tournaments around the globe.

“We are thrilled to add Ryan and Damon to our Golf Channel family,” said Molly Solomon, Golf Channel executive producer. “Damon is one of the most highly regarded journalists working in golf today, and his resume and experience will make him an important new asset across multiple programs and platforms on Golf Channel.”

“I have been a fan of Ryan’s work at ESPN for several years,” she continued.  “He is one of the rising anchors in our business, and when he told me of his love of golf, I knew he would be an excellent addition to our team.”

Prior to joining Golf Channel, Hack was a senior writer for Sports Illustrated for five years, covering golf and the National Football League. Before joining the magazine, he also covered golf for The New York Times and Newsday. 

Burr served as a studio host at ESPN for the past seven years, working on such shows as “College Football Live” and “College Basketball Final.” He also anchored weekend editions of “SportsCenter.”