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.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Falcons announce 2003 broadcast team". June 25, 2003. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Jeff Hullinger". WSB Radio. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Jeff Hullinger". WSB-FM. Archived from the original on April 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  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 (September 27, 2006). "Jeff Hullinger back on Atlanta radio". Access Atlanta. 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. 
  13. ^ "Finalists named in 58th annual Green Eyeshade Awards" (PDF). Society of Professional Journalists. April 30, 2008. p. 26. Retrieved 2009-06-14.