Jeff Hullinger

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Jeff Hullinger is a 19 time-Emmy Award-winning[1] news and sports anchor from Atlanta. He has also been inducted into the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle.[2][3] Jeff is now with WXIA TV NBC Atlanta serving as 5, 6,10,11pm weeknight news anchor/weeknight sports anchor. He has worked as the morning drive news anchor on B98.5 WSB-FM, and the afternoon drive news anchor on News/Talk 750 WSB Radio.[2][3][4][5] His career includes anchoring WAGA TV, being a host for CNN’s TalkBack Live, calling games for ESPN and doing play-by-play for the Atlanta Falcons.[1][3][6]


Hullinger has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo.[2][3]


Hullinger began his broadcast career in Denver, leaving it in 1981 to join KSL-TV in Salt Lake City as weekend sports anchor before returning in 1982 to join KOA-TV / KCNC-TV (KOA became KCNC in 1983) to host Denver Broncos pre-game shows and weekend sports.[2][3][7]

He spent two years as ESPN TV's frontline College Football announcer including bowl games, and also called Men and Woman's NCAA College Basketball and the Arena Football League post-season.[1][2][3]

He worked 18 years from 1984 to 2002 on Fox's Atlanta affiliate WAGA-TV,[6] his services including being WAGA's weeknight sports anchor.[2][3] "In 1996, Hullinger anchored 8 hours of FOX 5's coverage of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing coverage" He was also "Voice of the Falcons": radio voice of the Atlanta Falcons.[1][2][3][8]

WSB radio.[5][6][9] Jeff Hullinger is now working at WXIA-TV 11 Alive.[10]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Hullinger is the recipient of multiple awards and honors.[1][2][11] Jeff has been inducted into the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle. He is a 19 time Emmy Award winner; the most ever of any Atlanta Sports anchor,[2][3] has been recognized multiple times at "Best of Atlanta",[2][3] has been 3 times awarded "Best Play by Play" in the State of Georgia by the Associated Press as the voice of the Atlanta Falcons,[1][3][11] and is Georgia "Sportscaster of the Year" by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.[2][3]

In both 2007 and 2008 he was a finalist at the Society of Professional Journalists annual "Green Eyeshade" Awards: In 2007 for Radio - "Best Newscast" and Radio - "Breaking News",[12] and 2008 for Radio - "Best Newscast" and Radio - "Breaking News".[13] In 2008, he won two regional RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Awards for news and reporting.[2][3] In the spring of 2014 Hullinger and a team of 11Alive reporters won Gannett's top prize for "Watchdog Journalism" for their ongoing coverage of the troubled Georgia DFACS.


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  4. ^ Ho, Rodney (June 26, 2008). "Farewell to Kelly & Alpha, Matt Chernoff subs at 680/The Fan". Journal News. Retrieved 2009-06-14.[dead link]
  5. ^ a b Ho, Rodney (October 18, 2007). "Hullinger new WSB-AM drivetime anchor". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on December 23, 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
  6. ^ a b c Eldredge, Richard L. "Hullinger back on air in ATL". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
  7. ^ Blackwell, Dave (July 22, 1982). "Hullinger to return to Denver". Deseret News. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
  8. ^ "The History Of Television In Denver". Broadcast Professionals of Colorado. pp. paragraph 11. Archived from the original on 2012-12-27. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
  9. ^ Ho, Rodney (27 September 2006). "Jeff Hullinger back on Atlanta radio". Access Atlanta. Archived from the original on 4 June 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
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  11. ^ a b "Voice Of Atlanta Falcons To Emcee Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony". March 3, 2004. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
  12. ^ "2007 Green Eyeshade Awards" (PDF). Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. April 30, 2008. pp. 9, 10. Retrieved 2009-06-14.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Finalists named in 58th annual Green Eyeshade Awards" (PDF). Society of Professional Journalists. April 30, 2008. p. 26. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 5, 2016. Retrieved June 14, 2009.