Sportscaster, News Anchor, Film Producer, and Restaurant Owner. Lampley has covered a record 14 Olympic Games on U.S. television, most recently the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
After 35 years as a network television sportscaster, and with a vast array of credits in television, radio, movies and the internet, HBO’s Jim Lampley is one of America’s most accomplished broadcasters. His journey has been blessed by an unusual variety of firsts, onlys and some things entirely different. He was the youngest of all…
After 35 years as a network television sportscaster, and with a vast array of credits in television, radio, movies and the internet, HBO’s Jim Lampley is one of America’s most accomplished broadcasters. His journey has been blessed by an unusual variety of firsts, onlys and some things entirely different. He was the youngest of all major network sportscasters when he started. He has achieved unique longevity to become one of the most enduring performers in his craft.
He has covered more Olympics than any other sportscaster, and in recent years he has expanded beyond the boundaries of sports to make a mark in politics and public affairs.
Presently, Lampley is best known for his work on HBO Boxing telecasts. Lampley serves as the blow-by-blow announcer on all World Championship Boxing and HBO Pay-Per-View productions. In 21 years at HBO, he’s called more than 500 fights. In 1992, Lampley was honored with the Sam Taub Award for “Excellence in Broadcast Journalism” presented by the Boxing Writers of America Association. He hosted the HBO documentary series “Legendary Nights”, which captured a Sports Emmy Award for “Outstanding Edited Sports Series”.
Lampley first appeared on national television in 1974. He was chosen from a talent hunt to help inaugurate a new role called the “college age reporter” on ABC’s national telecasts of college football. Lampley concluded graduate school at the University of North Carolina, and a few weeks later launched the first of three seasons spent prowling the sidelines in Birmingham, Columbus, Lincoln, Ann Arbor, and so forth. It set him up for a 13 year matriculation at ABC Sports working football, baseball, Wide World of Sports and 5 Olympic Games.
In 1987 Lampley left ABC and went to work for CBS in Los Angeles. In the next 5 years he anchored sports and then for 3 1/2 years the 6:00 and 11:00 news at KCBS-TV; functioned as the sports correspondent for “CBS This Morning” in New York; took over hosting boxing and Wimbledon for HBO; hosted sports talk radio shows on WFAN in New York and KMPC in Los Angeles; and went to the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics as a news anchor.
In 1992 Lampley went to work for NBC Sports, for whom he hosted golf and NFL football in 1993 and 1994, and anchored late night Olympic coverage at the Barcelona and Atlanta games. In 1995 he added reporting on the magazine show “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” to his duties at HBO, and on that program twice won the Emmy Award for Best Sports Journalism, along with a third Emmy for writing on HBO’s Wimbledon coverage. In 1998 he anchored the Nagano Winter Olympics and the Goodwill Games for Turner Sports. He went to Sydney in 2000 and Salt Lake City in 2002 to anchor literally hundreds of hours of programming for MSNBC and CNBC. His 2004 appearance as NBC daytime host in Athens marked his twelfth Olympic assignment as a broadcaster, equaling the number attended by the legendary Jim McKay. His work at Torino as NBC daytime and late night host was a record-setting 13th Olympic assignment and Beijing in 2008 made it 14 Olympics for Lampley.
Lampley lives in Del Mar, California with son Aaron. His daughters Brooke, Victoria and Andrea Walker are out thriving in the world.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
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The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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