Bob Kurtz co-anchored the first program on CNN. Kurtz and Nick Charles hosted "CNN Sports Sunday." Their first studio guest on that June 1, 1980 Sunday evening was PeteRozelle, the then commissioner of the NFL.
Kurtz had earlier been a part of one of the higest rated local news teams when he was the Sports Director of KUSA-Channel 9 in Denver. He teamed with anchors John Rayburn and Ed Sardella and weatherman "Stormy" Rottman to form a dominating local market news team in the 1970's.
After CNN, Kurtz did a bit of golf for CBS and his good friend, the late Frank Chirkinian, and also hosted the National Long Drive contest for ESPN along with Gary McCord.
Kurtz moved on and followed his father into the ministry. He was elected the National President of the Evangelical Association and served as Senior Pastor ofSt. John's Church in Cullman, Alabama for 18 years. Kurtz continued in golf and set the Guinness World Records mark for "Most Golf Holes Played in a Week" with1850. Guinness recognized his test of endurance as "the most impressive and significant golf marathon ever."
Kurtz continues to play golf as a senior on the Sunbelt Senior Tour.