GOLF Channel announced today the addition of golf broadcaster Anna Whiteley as a full-time co-host for the network’s daily news show, Morning Drive. Whiteley officially joins Morning Drive on Monday, June 3.
Previously, Whiteley hosted the golf magazine television show Golfing World, taking viewers inside the ropes on the PGA TOUR, European Tour and LPGA Tour with player interviews, instructional tips and showcasing golf travel destinations. Golfing World airs in 35 countries around the world, including weekly on GOLF Channel and Sky Sports. She also has hosted tournament coverage for Sky Sports, the European Tour’s weekly Season Pass show and has been a frequent European Tour contributor to GOLF Channel.
“We’ve been eager to add Anna to GOLF Channel’s on-air team, and I’ve long been a fan of her work in the U.K. With golf being a global game and our partnership with Sky Sports, she is a welcome addition to Morning Drive,” said Molly Solomon, GOLF Channel executive vice president, content and executive producer. “Her vast golf knowledge will allow for insightful roundtable discussions with fellow co-hosts and analysts each morning.”
“I look forward to planting new roots in Florida and hitting the ground running with my Morning Drive colleagues,” said Whiteley, who will relocate from London to Orlando, Fla., home of GOLF’s world headquarters. “Golf is such a global sport, and I’m looking forward to providing a new perspective based on my experiences having covered the professional golf landscape over the past several years.”
Whiteley will host Morning Drive Monday-Friday, joined by weekday regular co-hosts Robert Damron, Damon Hack and Lauren Thompson. GOLF Channel analysts, contributors, and journalists will continue to make weekly guest appearances in discussing the stories of the day in the world of golf. Whiteley also will host Morning Drive on Sky Sports each Wednesday, further extending GOLF Channel and Sky Sports’ collaboration. LPGA Tour veteran Paige Mackenzie will return to Morning Drive in the fall following maternity leave. Gary Williams hosts Morning Drive on the weekends, joined by GOLF Channel insiders Jaime Diaz and Matt Adams.
Morning Drive is GOLF Channel’s daily morning news show, airing seven days a week from 7-9 a.m. ET featuring roundtable discussions and debates on the stories of the day in the world golf. Morning Drive is streamed live via GOLF Digital, as well as on the NBC Sports and GOLF Channel Apps – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming products for mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs.