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Ep. 8 - Cara Banks

"I’ve always been a big believer, once you’ve got a foot in the door, make the most of it. That’s advice that I always give. Introduce yourself to people. Make a good impression. Be a hard worker. Nothing is too much."


The Golf Channel’s Cara Banks looked for any chance she could to get herself close to broadcasting, then took full advantage of each and every opportunity to eventually make her way on camera. From transcribing meetings to being a show runner, Cara took any work she could get behind the scenes to get herself involved in productions. Once there, she was determined to make a big impression. Before long, she was in front of the camera on Golfing World before moving to the U.S. to join Golf Channel, where she started with Morning Drive and now hosts Golf Central.

In this episode, she describes the perseverance that helped opened doors for her, what the sleep schedule is like when hosting a 7 a.m. show, what on-air talent she has looked up to and how she got used to doing live hosting after working on pre-produced shows.


Cara Banks

Below are Show Notes for Cara Banks


Coronavirus: Players Championship Canceled After One Round, Florida Times Union 

Dr. John Torres on Twitter 

NBC 

Seminole Golf Club, Golf Digest 

Mervyn Hall in SVG (2016) 

BBC 

Happy Hour (Cara was a production runner) 

IMG 

Kelly Tilghman leaves Golf Channel, Golf Digest (2018) 

2017 Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony Video 

Rory McIlroy with Cara at St. Andrews, Golfing World 

SET PIECES

Made by Mommas with Zoe Hardman and Georgia Dayton

Pepperel Pod with Eddie Pepperell and Andrew Cotter 

Tennis Podcast with David Law and Catherine Whitaker 

Chris Clarey on Twitter 

Ron Sirak on Twitter 

Golf Central on Twitter 

Golf Channel on Twitter

Peloton Gets More Social With Profile Tags, Forbes 

Ian Poulter on Instagram 

g.e.m.s. life on Instagram 

Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans 

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White 

Becoming by Michelle Obama 

Becoming on Netflix 

The Downs Challenge Cup at Royal Cinque Ports at Deal 

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