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February 18, 1989
Jim Hill is the dullest and most boring sports commentator on TV. CHUCK PERI Carson
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January 31, 2011 | T.J. Simers
It's kind of funny in a pathetic way, everyone getting all upset and concerned about the Lakers. Happens every year. Most of the concerns are legitimate, the ball hog making another appearance in front of the national TV cameras and we know how that goes. Ron Artest was a dud much of last season, hits a big shot to make him a hero, but so far he's pretty much a dud again. I guess everybody has to hope the NBA Finals go seven games deep so Artest can find redemption one more time.
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September 26, 1986 | LARRY STEWART
What's new at Channel 2? Just about everything--a new set, a new format for local news and the disappearance of Jim Hill. Hill hasn't been on since Channel 2 went to its controversial format Sept. 15. Hill, not pleased with the new format, is technically on vacation. It is an unplanned vacation, however, and he may not be back. "The Next Generation of Local News" is what the station calls its approach. To sports fans, it's the next degeneration.
SPORTS
May 10, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Jim Hill, Channel 2 sportscaster, got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, drawing a crowd of more than 500. Some of the biggest names in L.A. sports were there, including Frank and Jamie McCourt, Marcus Allen, James Worthy, Jamaal Wilkes, Don King, Warren Moon, Vince Ferragamo and Sugar Shane Mosley. And for the first time in 25 years, Hill's entire family was together. At a luncheon afterward, there were elaborate tributes, official proclamations and a No.
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March 17, 1992 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sportscaster Jim Hill, who left Channel 2 for Channel 7 in 1988, will return to Channel 2 as the station's sports director. Hill, whose contract at Channel 7 has expired, will start his new position on Thursday, reporting on the USC-Northeast Louisiana NCAA tournament game at Milwaukee. Hill will be in Tempe, Ariz., the next night for UCLA's first-round game against Robert Morris. Hill will regularly do the sports on the 5, 6 and 11 weeknight news shows, plus do the late Sunday night wrap-up.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 1989
Thank God for Jim Hill! THOMAS J. IRONS Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1989 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
During a TV interview, Keith Jackson, the leviathan tight end of the Philadelphia Eagles, elected to hold the earpiece used to hear his questioner by pressing his enormous fingers against his ear.
SPORTS
November 15, 1991 | LARRY STEWART
Jim Hill, a former pro football player, is sometimes criticized for being too close to athletes. On the other hand, his friendships provide access that others don't have. Never before has a relationship with an athlete paid off as it did last week for Hill. He was one of three people granted an interview by Magic Johnson after Johnson's announcement that he was retiring from the Lakers because he had tested HIV-positive.
SPORTS
February 19, 2003 | T.J. Simers
Most sports fans know Jim Hill because of his Beverly Hills suits, fine work as a KCBS broadcaster and the fact he shows up at more sporting events in the greater Los Angeles area than anyone else holding a microphone. I know Jim Hill as a former professional football player, of course, because every time I see him he tells me he was a former professional football player.
SPORTS
October 30, 1998 | LARRY STEWART
The fax, dispatched to this office on Tuesday afternoon by Michael Ovitz's LA Football Group, currently trying to outmaneuver the New Coliseum Partners for the NFL's next expansion franchise, was an eye-opener. After three paragraphs detailing the group's presentation at the NFL owners' meeting in Kansas City, Mo., came this: "Participating in LA Football's presentation were Mr. Ovitz, Jim Hill of KCBS-TV, David Rockwell of the Rockwellgroup, Ed Brown of the Bank of America . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 1998
Midnight Movies: On Fridays, I like to go to a midnight movie. I get through work at 11:30-11:45 p.m. and then I go up to Universal CityWalk or will go into Hollywood. I like all kinds of movies. Sometimes, people go to movies where they have to figure out the plot or the subplot. I'm not that smart! I can't figure that stuff out. I just like to go and sit and have fun and grab a bag of popcorn. One of the Guys: You meet a lot of good people going to those midnight movies.
NEWS
April 8, 1993 | ANNE KLARNER
KCBS-TV sports director Jim Hill firmly believes in his commitment to the community and to its youth, which is why he is the honorary chairman of the Jim Hill Celebrity Basketball Tournament on Friday to raise money for Los Angeles City College. He does not want his team to wipe up the court with LACC's team of students and staff. "Wipe? Wipe?" he asked incredulously. "It's going to be worse than that."
SPORTS
March 17, 1992 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sportscaster Jim Hill, who left Channel 2 for Channel 7 in 1988, will return to Channel 2 as the station's sports director. Hill, whose contract at Channel 7 has expired, will start his new position on Thursday, reporting on the USC-Northeast Louisiana NCAA tournament game at Milwaukee. Hill will be in Tempe, Ariz., the next night for UCLA's first-round game against Robert Morris. Hill will regularly do the sports on the 5, 6 and 11 weeknight news shows, plus do the late Sunday night wrap-up.
SPORTS
November 15, 1991 | LARRY STEWART
Jim Hill, a former pro football player, is sometimes criticized for being too close to athletes. On the other hand, his friendships provide access that others don't have. Never before has a relationship with an athlete paid off as it did last week for Hill. He was one of three people granted an interview by Magic Johnson after Johnson's announcement that he was retiring from the Lakers because he had tested HIV-positive.
SPORTS
July 21, 1987 | LARRY STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Channel 7 will announce at a press conference today that it has hired sportscaster Jim Hill away from Channel 2. Besides doing sports reports for ABC-owned Channel 7, Hill, as part of a separate deal, will work for ABC Sports. A source said that Hill will be the host of ABC's college football scoreboard shows on Saturdays this fall, a position that became available when Jim Lampley and ABC parted company recently. And he will also be involved in ABC's coverage of the 1988 Winter Olympics.
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June 15, 1990 | LARRY STEWART
In an era when off-beat comedy and gimmicks seem to dominate local sportscasts, Jim Hill has shown there still is room for those who play it straight. The last couple of years, it appeared that Hill had been victimized by the trend toward shtick. Hill, who went from Channel 2 to Channel 7 in 1987, also went from No. 1 in the local ratings to No. 3. But he has made a comeback.
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