Anna Jackson: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Golf Channel Presenter

Get to know sports broadcaster and host, Anna Jackson, a little bit better here

Anna Jackson hits a tee shot with a driver
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Anna Jackson (formerly Whiteley) works for NBC Sports, as well as the Golf Channel. Having been part of the golf broadcast scene for a number of years, she is a keen golfer herself and worked with Sky Sports during their 2024 Masters coverage.

Here are 10 things you might not have known about her...

1. Jackson attended Farnborough Sixth Form College and attended Oxford Brookes University from 2008 - 2011. She earned First Class Honours in Media, Communication and Culture & Performing Arts

2. Her first role came at Global Radio, where she worked as an Assistant Radio Producer

3. Jackson has held a number of roles in golf broadcasting, with Jackson hosting Golfing World weekly on Sky Sports, as well as the European Tour's Season Pass and the Ladies European Tour.

4. She married Tom Jackson, who is Head of Ryder Cup Productions, in October 2020

5. Jackson described attending The 150th Open Championship as "something I will never forget", with Jackson claiming her favorite golfer is Rory McIlroy

6. In 2019, Jackson joined NBC as a Sports Broadcaster. She currently covers the Golf Channel's programming, including pre and post game coverage

7. Along with golf, Jackson also covers NBC's 'Premier League Live' and NBC Olympics 'Stifel Snow Show', and has been seen covering Wimbledon

8. Jackson is a keen golfer and featured in the 2017 Ricoh Women's British Open Pro-Am

Anna Jackson lines up a putt with her caddie stood behind her

Jackson during the 2017 Ricoh Women's British Open Pro-Am

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9. Jackson previously hosted a podcast with Golf Channel's Amy Rogers called Spill The Tee. The podcast had the likes of Lydia Ko and Stacy Lewis feature on it

10. In 2024, Jackson was part of Sky Sport's Masters coverage

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x