Was announcer for golf matches, NBA games

Longtime Turner Sports broadcaster Jim Huber, who most recently worked for TNT, died Monday in Atlanta. He was 67 and had recently been diagnosed with acute leukemia.

A statement from Turner Broadcasting System said Huber was an Emmy Award-winning essayist who joined Turner Sports full-time in 2000 and was an announcer for professional golf matches and NBA games.

He previously served as an anchor and reporter for sports network CNN/Sports Illustrated and hosted CNN’s “Pro Golf Weekly” and “Sporting Life With Jim Huber.”

David Levy, a Turner president of sales, distribution and sports, said in the statement that Huber served 27 years with the company.

Levy said: “The Turner Broadcasting family suffered a great loss and we are saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend.”

Before beginning with CNN in 1984, Huber was a print journalist working at the Miami News and the Atlanta Journal.

Huber is survived by his wife, Carol, and a son.

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