Broadcaster Jim Huber dies at 67
ATLANTA -- Turner Sports says longtime broadcaster Jim Huber has died. He was 67.
The cable network says Huber died Monday in Atlanta. A cause of death was not immediately released.
A statement from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., 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 CNN/Sports Illustrated and hosted CNN's Pro Golf Weekly and Sporting Life with Jim Huber.
Huber was the first to report Fuzzy Zoeller's racially insensitive comments in response to questions about Tiger Woods winning the 1997 Masters. The story came to light during a CNN segment that ran several days later.
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."
Information from The Associated Press was included in this report.
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