CBS announced on Tuesday that they had hired Frank Nobilo and Trevor Immelman to full-time roles, further bolstering their golf broadcasts that start 30 minutes too late. Nobilo is leaving Golf Channel after a very successful 15 years where he was a key member of the Live From broadcasts before and after events. Immelman is also coming over from the Golf Channel team where he has proven that he has the talent to make a solid contribution to the broadcasts.
Michelle Wie is also joining the team as a Masters digital team member. I guess we’ll see what that entails.
Dotty Pepper, who joined the network in 2015, has been elevated to lead on-course reporter.
Here is the full release:
CBS SPORTS ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL ROSTER MOVES FOR 2020 GOLF SEASON
Frank Nobilo Expands Role to Full-Time Analyst
Masters Champion Trevor Immelman Joins CBS Sports Golf Coverage
Dottie Pepper Named Lead On-Course Reporter
Mark Immelman and Andrew Catalon Duties Increase; Michelle Wie Joins CBS Sports
CBS Sports announces additional roster moves for the 2020 golf season for the Network’s television coverage of the PGA TOUR, Masters and PGA Championship.
Frank Nobilo, who has contributed to the Network’s golf coverage for the past five seasons, will expand his role and serve as an analyst for the full CBS Sports golf season. Nobilo, a veteran broadcaster, retired from golf in 2002 after winning 15 tournaments worldwide.
Masters Champion Trevor Immelman joins as an analyst contributing to the Network’s PGA TOUR coverage as well as CBS Sports’ cross-platform coverage of the Masters and PGA Championship. Throughout his distinguished playing career, Immelman won 11 events worldwide – including the 2008 Masters – and was also a two-time participant in the Presidents Cup in 2005 and 2007.
Dottie Pepper, who joined the Network in 2015, has been elevated to lead on-course reporter. Pepper is a 17-time LPGA winner and two-time Major Champion, winning at the Nabisco Dinah Shore (now the ANA Inspiration) in both 1992 and 1999. She was honored in 1992 as the LPGA Player of the Year.
Analyst and Coach Mark Immelman, who joined CBS Sports in 2016, will increase his duties with the golf team this season, working the majority of the Network’s PGA TOUR schedule. Additionally, he will continue as part of CBS Sports’ cross-platform coverage of the Masters and PGA Championship. He also currently serves as the Director of Golf at Columbus State University.
Andrew Catalon, who has contributed to CBS Sports’ multimedia coverage of the Masters and PGA Championship since 2011 and 2012, respectively, also will increase his golf duties on the broadcast side, serving as host for select PGA TOUR events. In addition to golf, Catalon serves as play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports’ coverage of the NFL and college basketball, including the NCAA Tournament.
Additionally, Michelle Wie, the five-time LPGA TOUR winner, will contribute to CBS Sports’ multimedia golf coverage this season, including the Masters.
Earlier this year, Davis Love III was also announced as full-time golf analyst for CBS Sports. For the 2020 golf season, newcomers Trevor Immelman and Love will join veterans Jim Nantz, Nick Faldo, Ian Baker-Finch, Nobilo, Pepper, Mark Immelman, Amanda Balionis and Catalon throughout CBS Sports’ coverage of the PGA TOUR, Masters and PGA Championship.
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