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Jim Hill

Jim HillOne 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.

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EXCLUSIVE: Magic Johnson Suggests Donald Sterling Should Sell Clippers After Alleged Racist Remarks

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.

04/26/2014

JANUARY 04: Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers leaves the court as his team trails the Los Angeles Clippers late in the fourth quarter at Staples Center on January 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers loss 107-102.  (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Dwight Howard Tells Lakers He Won’t Be Returning, Heading For Houston

The Los Angeles Lakers have been notified by Dwight Howard that he will not be returning.

07/05/2013

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Frank McCourt Blocking Efforts Of Bringing NFL Back To Los Angeles

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.

06/06/2013

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Shaq-A-Claus To Howard: You Have To Step It Up! Needs To Bring Up Average To 30 PPG

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.

12/21/2012

Zack Greinke #23 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches pitches in the first inning during a MLB game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 24, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Dodgers, Greinke Reach Agreement On 6-Year/$147M Deal

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.

12/08/2012

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Lakers Organization, Phil Jackson In ‘Serious Discussions’

The Los Angeles Lakers organization and Phil Jackson have been in “serious discussions,” CBS2/KCAL9 Sports Director Jim Hill confirmed Saturday.

11/10/2012

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Bryant, Howard To Miss Wednesday’s Game As Lakers Battle Through Early Injuries

Kobe Bryant missed practice in El Segundo Tuesday for the second straight day due to a sprain on his right foot

10/23/2012

Lamar Odom At Los Angeles Clippers Media Day On September 28, 2012 (credit: CBS)

Odom Is Back To Where It All Started – The Los Angeles Clippers

Lamar Odom looked a bit mesmerized as he showed up to the place where his NBA career started with the Los Angeles Clippers.

09/28/2012

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Court Approves Sale Of Dodgers

CBS2’s Jim Hill is reporting the sale of the Dodgers has been approved by Judge Kevin Gross.

04/13/2012

Shabazz Muhammad #15 of the West team moves against Alex Poythress #22 of the East team during the 2012 McDonald's All American Game at United Center on March 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

UCLA Lands Nations Top Recruit Shabazz Muhammad

Ben Howland has landed one of the nations top recruit, Shabazz Muhammad, as he announced live on ESPNU Wednesday night.

04/11/2012

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Magic Johnson’s Group Wins $2B Bidding War To Buy Dodgers

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.

03/27/2012

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Report: Sports Illustrated Expected To Release ‘Highly Negative’ Article On UCLA Basketball Program

Sports Illustrated is expected to release an ‘extremely negative’ article on Wednesday about the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team under coach Ben Howland.

02/28/2012

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Source: McCourt Thinks Dodgers Might Fetch $2 Billion Bid

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.

01/27/2012

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AEG CEO Tim Leiweke On Bringing Football Back To L.A.

Los Angeles hasn’t had an NFL franchise since 1995 and finally some strong efforts are being made to bring a franchise back.

11/10/2010

Jim Hill interviews Kobe Bryant after exiting the American Airlines flight at London's Heathrow Airport on October 1, 2010(credit: Danny Ayala/CBS)

Lakers Arrive In London

The Los Angeles Lakers have arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport at 3:09 a.m., Los Angeles time and 12:09 p.m., London time and Kobe Bryant told Jim Hill that the weather is a bit “dodgy” in a British accent, referring to the wet weather. Upon arrival the team headed straight to their practice facility where they held a closed full team practice.

10/01/2010

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