Name Rich Lerner

Birthday / Age / Date of Birth / DOB November 10th, 1960. As of 2019, he is around 59 years old.

Biography / Profile Information

Introduction :

  • Rich Lerner is a golf enthusiast, presenter and a TV personality. He is the host of play-by-play Golf Channel’s PGA Tour tournament coverage.

Personal and Background :

  • Although currently residing in Maitland, Florida , Rich Lerner grew up in the city of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
  • Lerner grew up with his parents in a family of 6. He has 3 other siblings, all of them brothers.
  • Born in a family of Jewish descent, Rich’s grandfather George was a Russian Jewish immigrant. George was one of the founding fathers of the Jewish Community Center while his aunt was the first female President of the same.
  • Rich is married to a lady named Robin and the pair have 2 sons named Jesse and Jack. Both Jesse and Jack have been part of the basketball teams of the Jewish Community Center.
  • Even Rich’s wife Robin Lerner and her family are Jewish. Infact, the two met at a preschool at the Jewish Community Center.

Early Life and Education :

  • Growing up, Rich Lerner often worked at his father Mickey’s golf course and driving range. This was how his simmering passion for golf developed.
  • For 2 years, Rich was on the golf team for Lehigh University, a private research institution in Pennsylvania.
  • He later transferred to Temple University, another school in Pennsylvania. While at Temple University, Rich earned a degree in broadcasting – Radio, TV and Film. This was in 1983 and it paved way for his career as a golf broadcasting anchor.

Job, Career, Salary & Net Worth :

  • After earning a degree in 1983, Rich started working at a local TV station in Allentown – WFMZ. Here, he was the sports director as well as the play-by-play voice of Lehigh football. He continued working at WFMZ until 1991.
  • However, Rich’s popularity truly soared when he joined Golf Channel in 1997.
  • Since joining Golf Channel, he has brought to the table numerous ideas such as ‘New York Stories’ and ‘Tiger Woods: Millennium Man’.
  • Besides being a golf broadcaster, Rich is a prolific golf writer as well. His writings often focuses on upcoming players in the golfing world.

Awards and Recognition :

  • Lerner has a few awards under his belt – For his documentary Se Ri Pak, A Champion’s Journey, he was honored with the Women’s Sports Foundation Journalism Award.
  • For his contribution to a story on 1964 U.S. Open winner Ken Venturi, he was given a Telly award.
  • In 2012, he was inducted into the Lehigh Hall of Fame.
  • In 2014, he was further inducted into the Lehigh Valley Golf Hall of Fame.

Trivia, Height & Interesting Facts :

  • Asides from golf, Rich’s hobbies include basketball, reading and working out.
  • He once got into a controversy with a former colleague Angela Garcias over the naming of her child. He posted a tweet which was to be taken as a joke, but Angela did not take it that way. He later apologized and the matter was resolved.
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