Ann Liguori is celebrating her 20th year as a sports talk show host on WFAN as one of the station’s original hosts. She is also WFAN’s golf and tennis correspondent. Her first show aired on July 4th weekend in 1987, featuring an exclusive interview with Doc Gooden and she has been interviewing the top names in sports and entertainment ever since. Ann’s Friday evening, over-night show was heard weekly for years and now WFAN listeners can hear her on Sunday evenings from 10pm-1am and with her up-dates every twenty-minutes from The Masters, U.S. Open golf, PGA Championship, US Open tennis and special events such as the Ryder Cup.
Ann has covered six Olympics for the network radio rights holder as a play-by-play commentator, talk show host, reporter and interviewer. Her most recent Olympic assignment was alpine play-by-play commentator at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy for Westwood One Radio Network. Prior to her work with WFAN, Ann was a producer and correspondent for ABC Radio Sports. She also co-hosted a sport’s show for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) Radio Network and syndicated a radio commentary, ‘Ann Liguori in the Line-up,’ which she hosted, produced and owned.
Ann is the president of Ann Liguori Productions, Inc., her own television production company, and owner of the award-winning Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori cable series broadcast throughout the country on regional sports cable networks. The program is the longest-running sports show hosted, owned and produced by a woman. Ann was the first woman to host her own weekly prime-time show, Conversations with Ann Liguori, which aired on The Golf Channel. Ann also hosted the celebrity golf segment on the nationally-syndicated, Golf 2000 with Peter Jacobsen.
In 2001, Ann was the first woman in sports media honored with the Association for Women in Communication’s Headliner’s Award, previously given to Katherine Graham and Barbara Walters, among others.
Ann’s hard-hitting but respectful interview style has won her the trust of hundreds of personalities, including entertainers, athletes, coaches, columnists and agents. Her book – A Passion for Golf – Celebrity Musings About the Game – features a collection of interviews on the golf course with some of the most successful celebrities in sports, Hollywood, music and business. Ann narrated and produced the book into an audio book, A Passion for Life, Celebrity Musings from the Fairways.
Ann joins Bob Creamer, Robert Lipsyte and Dave Marsh, among other highly-successful writers, as a regular columnist for Hall of Fame Magazine.com (www.hofmag.com).
Ann has been a celebrity spokesperson and marketing consultant for Bobby Jones Golf clubs, Tri-Bag, Taylor-Made Adidas, IZOD Club and has produced shows for dozens of sponsors including Tourism Ireland, Sharp Electronics, Volvo, Danskin, Lincoln Mercury, Federal Express, Advil, McDonalds, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Continental Airlines, Ashford Castle, Tralee Golf Club, Laurel Links, Morgan Stanley, Kiawah Resort Development, Callaway Golf, Orlimar, Ping, SuperShuttle, Desert Mountain Properties and Aer Lingus. In addition to her entrepreneurial and philanthropic work, Ann is a corporate spokesperson and motivational speaker.
Each June, Ann hosts the Ann Liguori American Cancer Society Golf Classic in The Hamptons. Now in its 10th year, the tournament has raised more than $1 million for cancer research. The tournament has become one of the most popular charity golf tournaments on the East End.
Ann plays in numerous celebrity/charity golf tournaments throughout the country, served on the Board of Trustees for the National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences, is on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Sports Foundation, is on the Board of the University of South Florida (USF) Alumni Association where she has established an endowed scholarship in the College of Arts & Sciences in memory of her brother Jim. Ann serves on the Women’s Advisory Board of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.
For more information on Ann, visit http://www.annliguori.com.
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