Steve Hartman (sportscaster)
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Steven Ward "Steve" Hartman (born July 4, 1958 in Hollywood, California) is the host of a sports radio talk show on Fox Sports Radio based in San Diego, California. He previously hosted a national sports radio show for the Fox Sports Radio Network. He is also a sports anchor/reporter on KTLA television in Los Angeles (not to be confused with CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman). He held a similar position at KCBS/KCAL from 1998 through 2010.
Hartman has served as a writer, team executive, and broadcaster. He has covered 22 Super Bowls, 16 Final Fours and six Major League All-Star Games for various levels of media. Hartman also served two seasons as a UCLA football radio color commentator, for which he earned a 1996 nomination for "best radio analyst" by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association.
Following graduation, Hartman worked three years at KABC radio in Los Angeles as an assistant producer for the station's afternoon sports show. This was followed by a four-year run as media relations/publications director for the Los Angeles Raiders. Hartman also was the editor of the Los Angeles Rams oriented magazine Rampages writing opinion and feature pieces about news concerning the L.A. Rams.
In February 1989, Hartman began his sports radio career at KFOX in Los Angeles. A year later, he helped launch XTRA, the first all-sports station in southern California where he worked with Chet Forte, of ABC Monday Night Football Fame and later "Philly" Billy Werndl who continued with the Loose Cannons tradition at XTRA Radio after the death of Forte.
In 2002, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012 the SCSBA nominated Hartman as "best radio talk show host" making him the first person to be nominated as both a talk show host and color analyst. He was also a 2004 inductee into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Hartman and his colleagues at KCBS were honored as the best local sports television team by the SCSBA on six occasions (1999–2001; 2003–2004; 2008). In addition, he served seven years as a television color analyst for ESPN's coverage of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. He has also co-written a book (with Matt "Money" Smith) entitled "The Great Book of Los Angeles Sports Lists".
- Steve Hartman, KTLA, accessed April 20, 2010.