One of the nation’s most respected sports anchors, Jim Hill has been a fixture on CBS 2 in Los Angeles for more than 30 years. He appears on the station’s weekday 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and also hosts the weekend editions of “Sports Central” – Southern California’s most comprehensive sports newscast. In addition, he co-hosts “LTV,” the Los Angeles Lakers pre-game show on KCAL 9, where he joins Lakers legend James Worthy.
Hill, who played defensive back in the National Football League, draws upon his experience as a player, his talents as a broadcaster and relationships with top athletes and coaches to deliver his award-winning sports reports.
In May 2006, Hill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony that was attended by a Who’s Who list of Hall of Fame athletes, entertainers and government leaders.
Hill was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2010. The same organization has named Hill and his CBS 2 and KCAL 9 colleagues the best television sports anchor staff in the Los Angeles area numerous times. In addition, he has been honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Los Angeles Press Club, Associated Press, United Press International and many other organizations.
He has also been recognized many times as Southern California’s best sportscaster by a number of local newspapers. In addition, USA Today named him the best sports anchor in Los Angeles.
Hill began his career as a sportscaster with CBS 2 in 1976. He initially spent 11 years with the CBS-owned station. Then, following four years with KABC-TV in Los Angeles, he rejoined CBS 2 in March 1992.
Hill is active with several community and sports fitness organizations. He is a member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Urban League and the advisory board for the Boy Scouts of America. Hill also serves as a spokesperson for the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. In this honorary role, Hill works with the Office of the Mayor and the Department of Recreation and Parks in numerous youth outreach and sports fitness programs.
In addition, Hill is a member of the Governor of California’s Board for Physical Fitness and Sports and the President’s Council for Physical Fitness. He has previously served as chair of Los Angeles County’s “Just Say No” anti-drug program, chair of the Watts Summer Games, president of Athletes for Kids and a member of the advisory board for the Grossman Burn Center.
After two days of negotiations, Byron Scott told CBS2/KCAL9 Sports Director Jim Hill that he and the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms for Scott to coach the team. According to reports, the deal is 4-years, $17 million.
He’s been controversial for decades. Clippers owner Donald Sterling now faces more trouble — a nationwide firestorm over racist comments he allegedly made in a recorded phone call with his girlfriend.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been notified by Dwight Howard that he will not be returning.
Sources from the NFL have told CBS2/KCAL9’s Jim Hill that while Chavez Ravine is a terrific location, Frank McCourt’s involvement with any deal to bring an NFL team could be too controversial, giving a huge blow in efforts of bringing back pro football to Los Angeles.
Shaquille O’Neal was back in Los Angeles to host another holiday party for kids in need at the Challenge Boys and Girls Club in Los Angeles Friday.
Saturday afternoon, CBS2/KCAL9 Sports Director has confirmed that the Los Angeles Dodgers have reached agreement to sign the 2009 Cy-Young winner, Zack Greinke.
The Los Angeles Lakers organization and Phil Jackson have been in “serious discussions,” CBS2/KCAL9 Sports Director Jim Hill confirmed Saturday.
Kobe Bryant missed practice in El Segundo Tuesday for the second straight day due to a sprain on his right foot
Lamar Odom looked a bit mesmerized as he showed up to the place where his NBA career started with the Los Angeles Clippers.
CBS2’s Jim Hill is reporting the sale of the Dodgers has been approved by Judge Kevin Gross.
Ben Howland has landed one of the nations top recruit, Shabazz Muhammad, as he announced live on ESPNU Wednesday night.
Sources tell CBS2/KCAL9 Sports Director Jim Hill that a group led by Basketball Hall of Fame member Magic Johnson was named the winning bidder for the Dodgers.
Sports Illustrated is expected to release an ‘extremely negative’ article on Wednesday about the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team under coach Ben Howland.
BS2 has learned that Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt believes he might fetch $2 billion for the franchise. Approximately 12 groups submitted bids by Monday’s deadline, with our sources telling us that it appears Mark Cuban and Dennis Gilbert will not advance to the next round of bidding.
Los Angeles hasn’t had an NFL franchise since 1995 and finally some strong efforts are being made to bring a franchise back.