Jim Hill Bio, Age, Family, KCAL9, CBS, Wife, Height, Salary, Net Worth

Jim Hill
Jim Hill

Jim Hill Biography

Jim Hill is a renowned American sportscaster and is currently the lead sports anchor and sports director at KCBS-TV based in Los Angeles. He is a previous American football defensive back who played in the National Football League. Hill played college football while at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University, Kingsville). Before becoming a sportscaster, he played professionally in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers, San Diego Chargers, and Cleveland Browns.

Moreover, during his first season in 1972 as a Green Bay Packers player, Jim began his broadcasting career as a contributor to the Monday and Tuesday evening newscasts of Green Bay station WBAY-TV. The station was the primary affiliate of the CBS-TV Network in Green Bay at that time, WBAY-TV carried most packers games during the 1970s.

After retiring from NFL, in 1976, Jim began at KCBS-TV (then KNXT) in Los Angeles where he served as a sports anchor for eleven years. He started as an analyst for the NFL on CBS in 1980. However, from 1984,1985, and 1992 to 1993, he was the play-by-play announcer on preferred games.

In addition, Hill worked as a sideline reporter for CBS Sport’s coverage of Super Bowl XVIII (1984). In 1987, he left KCBS and worked for almost five years at KABC-TV. While there, he announced the sports segments on its 5, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts. He as well worked for ABC Sport’s coverage of the 1988 Winter Olympics as a correspondent in Calgary and as a sideline reporter for the Super Bowl XXII in 1988.

Furthermore, Jim returned to KCBS in 1992 and has been working there since. Besides KCBS duties, Jim files sports reports for sister station KCAL-TV. Additionally, he is among the hosts for pay-per-view boxing telecasts produced by the Showtime cable network.

Hill is a renowned personality in southern California for years who has been involved in community activities. He is an active member of the Los Angeles Urban League’s board of directors. He also serves on the board of directors of the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks, California. Hill is also a spokesman for the City of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation and engages in developing youth outreach and fitness programs.

Jim is a golfer fanatic who regularly plays at Wilson & Harding Golf Courses at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. He as well plays golf with Ernie Camacho. Further, he has appeared as himself in movies and television shows like Rocky III and Arli$$.

Jim Hill Age

How old is Jim? Jim is 75 years old as of 2021. He was born James Webster Hill on October 21, 1946, in San Antonio, Texas, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on the 21st of October every year and his zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Jim Hill Family

Hill was born and raised by his caring parents in San Antonio, Texas, the United States of America. He has a younger brother named David Hill who is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League. David was born on January 1, 1954, (68 years as of 2022) in San Antonio, Texas, the United States of America.

Moreover, David played for 12 seasons for the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams. She was picked to two Pro Bowls while playing for the Lions. However, information regarding Jim’s parents is not available at the moment and will be updated soon.

Jim Hill Wife

Is Jim married? Jim initially married Erma White from 1965 to 1973. Together they have a son, Walter J. Hill. In addition, he went ahead and married actress Denise Nicholas on February 14, 1981. Hill and Nicholas met at a Sacramento poetry reading while she was coping with the death of her sister who was short to dead at the age of 26. Unfortunately, the duo separated in 1984.

Denise Nicholas is a retired American actress and social activist who participated in the Civil Rights Movement. She was born Donna Denise Nicholas on July 12, 1944 (77 years as of 2021) in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America.

Furthermore, she is well known for her role as high-school guidance counselor Liz McIntyre on the ABC comedy-drama series Room 222 and also her role as Councilwoman Harriet DeLong on the NBC/CBS drama series In the Heat of the Night.

Jim Hill Height

Hill stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighs 86 kg (190 lbs).

Jim Hill Salary

Hill receives an average annual salary of $4 million at CBS.

Jim Hill Net Worth

How much is Jim worth? Jim has an estimated net worth of $9 million as of 2022. His fortune stems from his career as a sportscaster, sports director, and former professional football defensive back.

Jim Hill Honors

Hill has been recognized by the Associated Press, United Press International, Los Angeles Press Club, USA Today, and the California Press Television and Radio Association for his outstanding work in sports reporting.

On May 9, 2006, Hill was honored with the 2,311th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Colleges, friends and family, and dignitaries like Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were in attendance to honor the sportscaster. On May 9, 2006, in Los Angeles, Mayor Villaigosa declared it “Jim Hill Day.”