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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Bruce Beck New Golf Writers Prez

Bruce Beck
Bruce Beck, lead TV sports anchor of NBC 4 New York, was elected president of the Met Golf Writers Association at the MGWA Executive Committee’s September meeting.

He succeeds Ralph Wimbish of the New York Post, who served 2012-13 as president and remains on the Executive Committee.

Sports broadcaster and author Ann Liguori of Ann Liguori Productions was newly elected as a vice president. Peter Morrice of Golf Digest was re-elected a vp.

Also re-elected as Executive Committee members: Dave Anderson, New York Times; Dan Berger, DMB Media Network; Martin Davis, The American Golfer; Dave Donelson, Westchester Magazine; Bill Fields, Golf World; Damon Hack, Golf Channel; Pete Kowalski, USGA; Andy Lavine, Trump National Hudson Valley; Jay Mottola, Met Golf Assn.; Howie Munck, freelance; Pat Norton, On Course Strategies; Bill Pennington, New York Times; Jimmy Roberts, NBC Sports; Ron Sirak, Golf World; Chuck Stogel, freelance.

Beck is in his 15th year at NBC 4, where among other assignments he hosts a Sunday late night show called Sport Final. A winner of 9 New York Sports Emmy Awards and named New York State Sportscaster of the Year six straight times (2007-12) by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, Beck covers the gamut of sports in the Metropolitan area along with national and international assignments for WNBC-TV.

From 1982-94, Beck was a staff broadcaster for MSG Network. He also has worked freelance assignments for CBS, ESPN, Showtime, Epix, USA Network and NBA-TV. He is a regular contributor to WOR radio’s weekday morning show, and will be covering his sixth Olympics this February in Sochi, Russia. He also is active in numerous charitable endeavors, including The March of Dimes.

For the past 12 summers, Beck, along with sportscaster Ian Eagle, has run a Sports Broadcasting Camp at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair, N.J. The camp teaches the fundamentals of broadcasting and features lectures by some of the top broadcasters in the New York area.

A graduate of Ithaca College, Beck received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978. He resides in Scarsdale, NY, with his wife, Janet. His two sons live in New York City.

Ann Liguori
Longtime sports talk radio host on WFAN, New York, Liguori is one of the station’s original hosts and serves as its correspondent for major golf and tennis events. She also is golf and tennis correspondent for CBS Sports Radio Network and hosts a weekly radio show on NPR affiliate WPPB 88.3. She is the president of Ann Liguori Productions, her own TV production company, and owner of the nationally syndicated award-winning Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori cable TV series. The program is the longest-running sports show hosted, owned and produced by a woman. She also was the first woman to host her own weekly prime-time sports show, Conversations with Ann Liguori, which aired on The Golf Channel.

A resident of Westhampton, NY and graduate of the University of South Florida, Liguori is involved in numerous charitable endeavors. She is founder of the Ann Liguori Foundation. Every year she hosts the Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic in The Hamptons, and has raised more than $1.5 million for cancer research.

Among many other books, Dave Donelson is the author of Weird Golf: 18 tales of fantastic, horrific, scientifically impossible, and morally reprehensible golf

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