Jim Huber Dies – CNN & TNT Sports

Jim Huber CNN – Jim Huber, CNN journalist and longtime TNT Sports dies at the age of 67. Turner Sports confirmed the news and the cause of death was not yet known.

He was an announcer for TNT on golf matches and NBA games on a full-time basis since 2000. Before that he was the anchor for CNN’s Sports Illustrated sports cast.

Huber also hosted a show on CNN called Pro Golf Weekly and another called Sporting Life with Jim Huber. During his career Huber won an Emmy for his work on an Essay he wrote called “Olympic Park Bombing”. The Associated Press awarded him the “Sportscaster of the year Award” six times.

Turner president of sales, distribution and sports, David Levy said, “The Turner Broadcasting family suffered a great loss and we are saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend.”

For his excellence in sports journalism Huber was inducted into the Atlanta Athletic Club’s Hall of Fame in 2008.

On Monday PGA.com’s John Kim wrote, “Jim’s award-winning talent to write, host and moderate was well known — but his passion for golf, playing, watching and promoting golf was something that the PGA of America and PGA.com will always hold near and dear.”

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