Jim Hill

Who is KCAL Veteran Sports Anchor, Jim Hill? Age, Salary, Net Worth

Who is Jim Hill?

Jim Hill is a lead sports anchor and sports director at KCAL. He presents the weekend versions of “Sports Central,” the most in-depth sports newscast in Southern California, and also appears on the station’s daily newscasts at 6 and 11 p.m.

In addition to his work as a sportscaster, Jim has made movie appearances and is a passionate golfer who frequently plays at Griffith Park’s Wilson & Harding Golf Courses. Before switching to broadcasting, he was a professional football player for the Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, and San Diego Chargers in the National Football League.

Jim Hill Age

Hill is 77 years old as of 2023. He was born on October 21, 1946, in San Antonio, Texas, United States.

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Jim Hill Height

Hill stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) with a moderate weight of 86 kg (190 lb).

Jim Hill’s Wife and Son

Hill was married twice but all his marriages ended in divorce. His first wife was Erma White whom he married in 1965 and they have a son named Walter J. Hill. The couple divorced in 1973 citing irreconcilable differences. His second marriage was with actress Denise Nicholas.

In June 1980, Nicholas, still grieving over her sister’s death, went to a poetry performance in Sacramento where she bumped into CBS sports anchor Jim Hill. The two started a friendship that turned into a romantic affair.

Things moved so fast between them and they married the following year (in 1981) during Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, the two started facing issues in their marriage and they separated a few months later, in October 1981.

Hill and Denise decided to solve the matter and they got back together. Their union lasted for close to three years until Denise filed for divorce again in 1984. After several unsuccessful attempts to reconcile, their divorce was finalized in 1987.

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Jim Hill’s Salary and Net Worth

Jim earns a whooping salary of $4 million every year. His wages have increased significantly in line with the duties assigned to him. His job as a sports journalist for KCAL has provided him with a stable source of income. Talking of his worth, Jim has amassed a net worth of $9 million. He has built his wealth primarily through his career as a sportscaster.

Jim Hill
Hill at KCAL

Jim Hill Career

Hill turned out to be a mainstay on Los Angeles’ KCAL News for over four decades, earning him the prestigious title of one of the country’s greatest sports anchors. Hill, a defensive back in the National Football League, creates his acclaimed sportscasts Using his background as a player, his skills as a broadcaster, and his connections to elite athletes and coaches.

He was introduced to the general manager of KINE in Kingsville, Texas, by a professor, who helped launch his broadcasting career after playing a practical joke to get out of biology class. He hosted chat shows and worked as a disk jockey there.

Hill had been selected by the Chargers, and KCST (now KNSD), the station that ran them, sought to be much closer to him. As a result, he was known by his football number, 39, which was a play on the channel. He also presented sports reporting and the music program Mr. 39’s Talent Night, which was modeled after American Bandstand.

Hill began working as a sports anchor at Los Angeles’ KCBS-TV (then KNXT) in 1976 after leaving the NFL and staying there for 11 years. After leaving KCBS in 1987, he worked for rivals KABC-TV for almost five years, anchoring the sports programs on Eyewitness News at five, six, and eleven o’clock in the evening.

In March 1992, he went back to KCBS, where he has stayed ever since. Hill files sports reports for sister station KCAL-TV in addition to his responsibilities at KCBS-TV. He also serves as one of the hosts for boxing telecasts that are available for purchase on the Showtime television network.

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