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August 11, 1986
Joe Buttitta was promoted to vice president-business development of Bank of Granada Hills, Granada Hills.
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August 18, 2000 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From a prominent Los Angeles sportscaster to a PGA certified teaching professional, Joe Buttitta's job title has undergone quite a transformation since the mid-1980s. One thing that hasn't changed is his passion for golf, the game he calls the hardest to master. "I don't care what Ted Williams said about hitting a baseball," said Buttitta, a teaching pro at Westlake Village Golf Course. "This is the hardest game in the world.
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NEWS
December 22, 1985
As a longtime fan of KTLA's News at Ten, I am terribly disappointed with their sports broadcaster, Keith Olbermann. He displays no sense of positive enthusiasm and manages to turn usually entertaining sports segments into boring, hard-to-watch pieces of trash. KTLA made a big mistake by not retaining Joe Buttitta, who was an excellent sports journalist. James Sakamoto, Los Angeles
SPORTS
August 3, 1994 | STEVE ELLING
Joe Buttitta had no idea what he had done or how he'd done it. He simply signed up for a golf class in college, somebody handed him a left-handed seven-iron and he took a whack, using his best baseball swing. The ball sailed high and true, into the blue yonder. He spent the next few weeks trying to duplicate the feat. "I topped it, hit it fat, hooked it, sliced it," Buttitta said. "I just wanted to hit it as good as I did that very first time."
SPORTS
February 20, 1986 | STEVE SPRINGER
To look at him in his finely tailored suit, chatting across his desk to a customer about free checking accounts and home development loans, you'd think Joe Buttitta had been a banker all his life. Well, he may look the part. He may act the part. But Buttitta, three months on the job, would much rather be sitting in a broadcast booth, chatting through a microphone about free throws and home runs.
SPORTS
August 3, 1994 | STEVE ELLING
Joe Buttitta had no idea what he had done or how he'd done it. He simply signed up for a golf class in college, somebody handed him a left-handed seven-iron and he took a whack, using his best baseball swing. The ball sailed high and true, into the blue yonder. He spent the next few weeks trying to duplicate the feat. "I topped it, hit it fat, hooked it, sliced it," Buttitta said. "I just wanted to hit it as good as I did that very first time."
SPORTS
August 18, 2000 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From a prominent Los Angeles sportscaster to a PGA certified teaching professional, Joe Buttitta's job title has undergone quite a transformation since the mid-1980s. One thing that hasn't changed is his passion for golf, the game he calls the hardest to master. "I don't care what Ted Williams said about hitting a baseball," said Buttitta, a teaching pro at Westlake Village Golf Course. "This is the hardest game in the world.
SPORTS
May 17, 1991 | LARRY STEWART
A new sports talk show is coming to KMPC on June 3 with Scott St. James as the host. The station dropped "Sportsline" with Paul Olden after last baseball season. "The Scott St. James Show" will be broadcast from 4 to 8 p.m. on weekdays when there is no Angel game, with, of course, a half-hour out for Jim Healy at 5:30. On nights the Angels are home or playing a West Coast game, St. James will go off the air at 7. He will be preempted when there are East Coast games.
SPORTS
January 2, 1985 | ROSS NEWHAN
Joe Torre, fired last year as manager of the Atlanta Braves, is expected to join Channel 5 as the analyst on Angel telecasts, The Times learned Tuesday. "It's not yet firm," a Channel 5 executive said, "but we hope to have it finalized by the end of this week or the first of next week." KTLA is hopeful of teaming Torre with Bob Starr, who had previously announced he would not return to the Angel radio team in 1985 but is close to a TV commitment. The Angels televise a minimum of 40 games.
SPORTS
February 18, 1989 | GARY KLEIN
Radio station KGIL 1260-AM has signed an agreement with Cal State Northridge to broadcast Matador football games for the 1989 and 1990 seasons, Northridge Athletic Director Bob Hiegert announced Friday. It will be the first time in 15 years that the Mission Hills-based station has covered Northridge athletics on a regular basis.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1986
Joe Buttitta was promoted to vice president-business development of Bank of Granada Hills, Granada Hills.
SPORTS
February 20, 1986 | STEVE SPRINGER
To look at him in his finely tailored suit, chatting across his desk to a customer about free checking accounts and home development loans, you'd think Joe Buttitta had been a banker all his life. Well, he may look the part. He may act the part. But Buttitta, three months on the job, would much rather be sitting in a broadcast booth, chatting through a microphone about free throws and home runs.
NEWS
December 22, 1985
As a longtime fan of KTLA's News at Ten, I am terribly disappointed with their sports broadcaster, Keith Olbermann. He displays no sense of positive enthusiasm and manages to turn usually entertaining sports segments into boring, hard-to-watch pieces of trash. KTLA made a big mistake by not retaining Joe Buttitta, who was an excellent sports journalist. James Sakamoto, Los Angeles
SPORTS
September 9, 1994
Fourth-seeded Meilen Tu of Northridge was one of three Americans to advance to today's quarterfinal round of the Junior U.S. Open--an international tournament in Flushing Meadow, N.Y. Tu, 16, a first-round loser last week in the professional U.S. Open, defeated 16th-seeded Nannie de Villiers of South Africa, 6-1, 7-5. * Nancy Garrison has been named women's tennis coach at Cal Lutheran.
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