Legendary Sports Anchor Jim Hill to Receive the LA Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Jim Hill, sports anchor for CBS 2/KCAL,  has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2019 Joseph M. Quinn Awardee for Lifetime Achievement.

“From his earliest days with the Packers and the Chargers to his long career at CBS 2, nobody knows sports like Jim Hill,” said club president Chris Palmeri. “His class, charitable work and devotion to this city make him the perfect honoree for our lifetime achievement award.”

The Quinn Award will be presented to Hill at the 61st SoCal Journalism Awards Gala on Sunday, June 30th at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel, downtown LA.  More than 500 journalists and media executives will attend this prestigious event.

Jim Hill, a fixture on CBS 2 in Los Angeles, is one of the nation’s most respected sports anchors. He appears on the station’s weekday 6 and 11 pm newscasts and hosts the weekend editions of “Sports Central.” Hill, who played defensive back in the National Football League, draws upon his experience as a player, along with his talents as a broadcaster and relationships with top athletes and coaches, to deliver award-winning sports reports.

In May 2006, Hill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony attended by a Who’s Who list of Hall of Fame athletes, entertainers and government leaders.

Proceeds from the Gala are the largest source of income for the Los Angeles Press Club a 501(c) 3 that speaks for journalists across all media platforms.  All contributions are tax-deductible. For more information about this event or to sponsor, advertise or buy tickets go to www.LApressclub.org or contact Executive Director Diana Ljungaeus at 310.210.1860 or email Diana-AT-LApressclub.org

The LAPC is one of the oldest and most respected journalist organizations in the nation with a storied history of honoring the most celebrated reporters of the past century.   In recent years the Los Angeles Press Club has continued to uphold its tradition of acknowledging excellence in spite of the fact that Journalism itself has struggled in the face of ever declining budgets. 

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