A member of Golf Channel’s broadcast team since the network’s inception in 1995, Kay Cockerill brings her easy-going and informative style of commentary to viewers as an on-course reporter and analyst for the network’s LPGA, Web.com and USGA Championships coverage. A 10-year LPGA Tour veteran, Cockerill also is an on-course reporter for NBC Sports.
Known for her volunteer work away from the course, Cockerill received the LPGA’s Budget Service Award in 1992 for her outstanding community service and dedication to golf. In 2008, she was honored by the California Golf Writers Association with the Jack Lemmon Ambassador of Golf Award, honoring individuals in golf who have represented the game with character and personality and whose positive image has served as an invaluable service to golf. Cockerill also is a member of the Board of The First Tee of San Francisco. This year, Cockerill will be inducted into the Northern California Golf Association Hall of Fame alongside fellow Golf Channel talent Johnny Miller and Roger Maltbie.
Cockerill is a two-time U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion (1986-87) and a participant in the 1986 Women’s World Amateur Team Championships. She received her economics degree from UCLA in 1987 and is the only female golfer in the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame, where she was a two-time All-American. Cockerill currently resides in San Francisco with her husband Danny Dann, who works for the two-time World Series champs, the San Francisco Giants.