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.