Monday, January 02, 2012

Vale: Jim Huber, Former CNN Sport Anchor

Former CNN sport anchor Jim Huber died Monday after earlier being diagnosed with acute leukemia.

Huber was the first anchor of CNN's World Sport program in 1993 (pictured right) and was later an anchor and reporter for CNN/Sports Illustrated, the 24-hour sports news network from CNN and Sports Illustrated. He also hosted CNN’s Pro Golf Weekly and Sporting Life with Jim Huber. Most recently, Huber was a reporter and essayist for TNT.

David Levy, president of sales, distribution and sports at Turner Broadcasting issued a statement earlier tonight on Huber's passing.

"The Turner Broadcasting family suffered a great loss and we are saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend, Jim Huber. A terrific Emmy Award winning journalist and essayist, Jim made so many contributions during his more than 27 years with our company. He was a gentleman and wonderful individual and will be deeply missed. We send our condolences to his wife, Carol, and son, Matt."

Colleagues, both past and present, were quick to offer their tributes on Twitter tonight.

"Terribly sad to hear of Jim Huber's passing. A true gentleman & wordsmith who greatly aided my transition from sportswriter to CNN reporter" - John Giannone

"So Sad to hear of the passing of Jim Huber. A great storyteller and greater person. Worked with Jim for 8 yrs. at #CNN" - Dave Breyer

"Shocked and sad to hear of the passing of ex CNN Sports reporter Jim Huber. One of the great storytellers." - PCNN

"My formative years at @CNN were spent watching Jim Huber work. I am sad I have heard his voice for the last time." - Scott Walker

"Very sad to hear that Jim Huber has passed away. Jim anchored the first ever edition of CNN's World Sport back in 1993." - Don Riddell

"Sad to hear the news of the passing of CNN Sports Jim Huber.. A terrific, Emmy Award-winning journalist and essayist." - Bob Kovach

"Just seeing news about Jim Huber's death. He provided many quality journalistic moments on CNN Sports Tonight. Sad to read about it." - Joe Rutland

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please accept our deepest sympathy.

3:02 AM  

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