Golf News for Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | Media

GOLF CHANNEL welcomes Scott Walker to on-air team

ORLANDO, Fla. -- GOLF CHANNEL announced the addition of veteran sports broadcaster Scott Walker to its on-air team. Walker will serve as an anchor and reporter for Golf Central, the network’s marquee, nightly news program, and will contribute to the network’s news reporting team at PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour events.

Walker brings more than 15 years of sports broadcasting and journalism experience to GOLF CHANNEL, including four years at ESPN as a national correspondent and SportsCenter reporter. During his time at ESPN, Walker covered a variety of the sporting world’s major events, including golf’s major championships and Barry Bonds’ 2001 single season home run record. Most recently, Walker was a correspondent for USA Network’s PGA TOUR Sunday, a college football sideline reporter for ABC Sports and a new media entrepreneur.

A graduate of Stanford University, Walker’s career began in 1994 as a production assistant for CNN Sports. He then joined NBC affiliate KNSD in San Diego as a sports reporter, where he won the San Diego Press Club Award for best sports reporting in 1997 and the Golden Mike Award for best sports reporting in Southern California in 1998. He joined ESPN in 1999.

Walker will reside in Orlando with his wife, Nichole.

GOLF CHANNEL(, co-founded by Arnold Palmer and a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMSK), is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. GOLF CHANNEL features a programming schedule that includes more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as news, instruction and original productions. Starting in 2009, more than 2,100 hours and over 750 original hours will air in native HD featuring tournaments and all-new original series. In addition to more than 40 PGA TOUR events and at least 15 European Tour events, GOLF CHANNEL will air selected LPGA Tour stops, The Presidents Cup and the Solheim Cup in HD. The network became the exclusive cable home of the PGA TOUR in 2007, and televises part or all of every PGA TOUR event. In addition, the network is exclusive television home of the Nationwide Tour, European Tour and Canadian Tour, and the exclusive cable home of the Champions Tour. Also featured is a generous mix of other competition from the LPGA Tour, USGA, PGA of America, Asian Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia and Sunshine Tour of Southern Africa.

For more information, contact GOLF CHANNEL Public Relations, 407-355-4653.