Unemployed Rex Hudler, always working Jim Hill honored
Rex Hudler, who was released by Fox Sports West and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last November as a television and radio analyst, received two awards from the Southern California Sports Broadcasters (SCSB) on Monday. And Channel 2 sports anchor Jim Hill became the 25th member, and first African-American, of the SCSB's Hall of Fame. The awards were announced at a luncheon at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake.
Hudler was the SCSB's radio analyst of the year and tied with Los Angeles Kings announcer Jim Fox for television analyst of the year.
Other winners included Vin Scully for the Chick Hearn radio play-by-play award and for the television play-by-play award; Eric Karros for his work on the KCAL-9 pregame/postgame shows; Jaime Jarrin as best foreign language announcer; and another former Angels staff member, Nancy Mazmanian, who received an SCSB High Five Award for her work with the media as part of the Angels public relations staff. She was also released by the Angels last fall.
-- Diane Pucin