Rich Lerner

TV Personality

Rich Lerner joined Golf Channel in 1997, and has been a versatile mainstay ever since. He currently serves as a play-by-play host for Golf Channel’s PGA Tour tournament coverage, and as a lead host for the network’s Live From programming, airing on-site from the game’s biggest events. During Live From, Lerner writes and narrates essays that add perspective to critical moments in the sport, and the players who make them happen. He also reports on compelling long-form stories on In Play with Jimmy Roberts, anchors the network’s coverage of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals from Augusta National Golf Club, and hosts Legendary Conversation, recalling the memorable moments with the game’s most historic figures.

Through the years, Lerner has brought a number of in-depth specials to Golf Channel, from New York Stories to Courage on the Fairways to Tiger Woods: Millennium Man. He was honored with the Women's Sports Foundation Journalism Award for his documentary, Se Ri Pak, A Champion's Journey. He also was the recipient of a Telly Award for his contributions to a story on 1964 U.S. Open winner, Ken Venturi.

 Lerner grew up working at his father's driving range and miniature golf course in Allentown, Pa., and graduated from Temple University in 1983. He and his wife Robin reside in Maitland, Fla., with their two sons, Jesse and Jack.


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    With several major championships now in the rearview mirror we take time to regroup on Rory, Tiger and Yani.

  • Rory McIlroy has piqued our interest, because - once again - he finds himself in the mix at a major.

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    From the world No. 1 to a handful of long shots, Rich Lerner offers a range bucket full of storylines from Congressional.

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    There are plenty of other good storylines besides Tiger from Day 1 at The Players Championship.

  • Ken Eichele fought fires, saved lives and felt pain on 9/11. He reacts to the death of Osama bin Laden.

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    Masters Sunday was an epic display of entertaining golf by those subject to both fate and fortune.

  • Just two days in, this Masters Tournament is already showing us plenty of thrills and danger.

  • Will twenty-something Rory win the Masters and go on to be a great player? Jack, Seve and Tiger did it.

  • Michelle Wie seems to finally be getting it - on and off the golf course. And people are taking note.

  • Thoughts from Natalie Gulbis, Christina Kim and others at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.