Sam Rubin

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Sam Rubin
Born (1960-02-16) February 16, 1960 (age 58)
Occupation Entertainment reporter
Employer KTLA
Awards Golden Mic award
Associated Press Television and Radio award

Sam Rubin is an American journalist who serves as the entertainment reporter for the KTLA Morning News and as a correspondent for ReelzChannel production Hollywood Dailies. He hosts Live From the Academy Awards and the celebrity talk-show Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin, also on ReelzChannel.[1] Rubin has reported on the entertainment industry for over twenty years and has interviewed many Hollywood stars, including Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, and Larry King.[2] He is also the co-author of two biographies, one on the former first lady Jacqueline Onassis and another on actress Mia Farrow.[3]

Rubin has received a Golden Mike award for best entertainment reporter and an Associated Press Television and Radio award as part of KTLA news team's morning show. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four children. Rubin is a graduate of Occidental College.


During a live on-air interview with actor Samuel L. Jackson on February 10, 2014, Rubin mistakenly asked Jackson about the success of the Super Bowl trailer advertised at the Super Bowl, which featured African American actor and former Jackson co-star Laurence Fishburne, who had reprised his role as Morpheus from The Matrix franchise for a car commercial.[4] Jackson was offended by this mistaken reference and proceeded to 'roast' Rubin. In his apology, Rubin claimed he was referring to another commercial, also screened at the Super Bowl, for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which did feature Jackson, and Rubin said he had not raised this during the interview itself because he felt "stupid".[5] At the same time as saying that Jackson had misinterpreted him, Rubin nevertheless chastised himself for what he called "a very amateur mistake".