Golf Channel Host Swings into CNN


Lara Baldesarra is  bolting NBC owned Golf Channel for CNN.

CNN announced that Baldesarra is joining the network’s sports unit in Atlanta next month.

She will anchor World Sport, the flagship sports news program on CNN International, and contribute to sports-related event coverage across all CNN platforms.

“We’re thrilled with Lara’s addition to CNN’s global sports operation,” said Bill Galvin, senior vice president of sports programming and development for CNN. “Her expertise as a leading voice in the sports world aligns perfectly with CNN’s commitment to providing a thoughtful perspective across a broad range of news and events.”

“I’m passionate about sports and journalism, so I could not be more excited about joining an organization that values and excels in both of these things,” said Baldesarra. “CNN is a world-class operation, and I look forward to hitting the ground running.”