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Jim Huber (August 28, 1944 – January 2, 2012) was an American sports commentator, writer, and essayist. He worked as a sports anchor for the former CNN Sports Illustrated, before joining Turner Sports in 2000.[1][2]

Huber was raised in Ocala, Florida.[2] He attended Presbyterian College,[1] but graduated from Central Florida Junior College, which is now called the College of Central Florida, in Ocala.[2]

Huber began his career in sports journalism as a sportswriter for the Miami News and The Atlanta Journal.[2] He joined WXIA in Atlanta, before moving to a relatively new cable news network called CNN.[2] Huber was Public Relations Director for the Atlanta Flames from 1972 until 1975.

Huber had a long history with the Turner Broadcasting Corporation. Huber in 1984 first joined CNN, where he hosted a sports show called The Sporting Life With Jim Huber.[2] He also contributed to CNN Sports Illustrated, a sister network of CNN, as an anchor and sports announcer. In 2000, Huber became a full-time on-air announcer and commentator for Turner Sports, which allowed him to cover both golf and the National Basketball Association (NBA) in greater depth.[1]

During the 1990s, Huber was awarded an Emmy for an essay, "Olympic Park Bombing", which he wrote and delivered in response to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing during the Atlanta Olympics.[2]

Huber died in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 2, 2012, at the age of 67.[1] He had recently been diagnosed with leukemia.[1] He is survived by his wife, Carol, and son, Matt.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Levinson, Mason (January 3, 2012). "Jim Huber, Golf Commentator and Emmy Award-Winning Essayist, Dies at 67". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Goldstein, Richard (January 5, 2012). "Jim Huber, Sports Broadcaster and Essayist, Is Dead at 67". New York Times. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 


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