On-course reporter, GOLF ON CBS
Dottie Pepper, veteran broadcaster and winner of 17 tournaments on the LPGA TOUR, joined CBS Sports as an on-course reporter and analyst for the CBS Television Network’s golf coverage in 2016. She was elevated to lead on-course reporter for the 2020 season.
Pepper played on the LPGA TOUR for 17 years and was a 17-time winner, including two major championships; the Nabisco Dinah Shore (1992, 1999). She was named the 1992 LPGA Player of the Year and was the Vare Trophy Award winner for low-scoring average that same year. A six-time member of the U.S. Solheim Cup team and 2013 Assistant Captain, Pepper also was the 1991 and 1992 South Carolina Professional Athlete of the Year and the 1993 Jim Thorpe Award winner. In addition, she collected nine unofficial LPGA Tour wins and one win on the Japan LPGA Tour.
Upon retiring from the LPGA Tour in 2004, Pepper joined The Golf Channel as lead LPGA analyst and held that position until 2009. She was an on-course commentator/analyst for NBC Sports for the LPGA, Champions, PGA TOUR, PGA and USGA events from 2004-12, as well as a regular contributing columnist for Sports Illustrated Golf Plus from 2005-12. Pepper served as golf analyst/reporter with ESPN and contributing writer to ESPN.com and ESPNW.com from 2013-17.
She was elected to the New York State Golf Association's Hall of Fame as a part of the 2018 Hall of Fame class. Pepper was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America with the 2016 William D. Richardson Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to golf. She was a member of the PGA of America Board of Directors for a three-year term that began in November 2012 and a member of the KPMG Women’s PGA Leadership Advisory Council. Pepper is a co-author of Bogey Tees Off and Bogey Ballton’s Night Before Christmas children’s books.
Pepper earned a bachelor of arts degree from Furman University where she was the 1987 Furman University Athlete of the Year. She was born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where she currently resides with her husband, David Normoyle.