Ryan Burr serves as a host for Golf Central, the network’s daily evening news program, and also hosts Golf Central Live From, airing on-site from the game’s biggest events. In addition to his roles with GOLF Channel, Burr has contributed to NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Olympic Games.
Before coming to GOLF Channel, Burr spent seven years as a studio host at ESPN, working on shows such as College Football Live and College Basketball Final. He also anchored weekend editions of SportsCenter, served as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN’s NCAA men’s college basketball coverage, and hosted NASCAR Now. Prior to ESPN, Burr was a studio host for Fox Sports’ regional sports network in Pittsburgh, Pa., working as a pre-game host for Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins telecasts. He also worked at WTVG-TV in Toledo, Ohio, Bay 9 News in Tampa, Fla., and served as sports director at WKTV-TV in Utica, N.Y., where he received a local Associated Press Broadcaster-of-the-Year award. An avid golfer since his high school playing days, Burr is a graduate of Syracuse University and a Pittsburgh native.