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With his handwritten notes at the ready, ten-time Golden Mike award winner Rich Marotta delivers daily his fast paced, articulate and always entertaining sports updates. Since 1991, as KFI's sports authority, Rich writes and broadcasts seven morning sports updates on Bill Handel.
Rich's input on Bill Handel is not limited to his much respected sports updates however as Rich is often called on by Bill to give his unique perspective on news and current events. Rich also takes every possible opportunity to mention how much he loves the music of Bruce Springsteen.
In 2011, Rich received the high honor of induction into two Halls of Fame. In January, he became only the 26th inductee into the Southern California Sportscasters Hall of Fame. Then in June, he was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame.
Spending three years with the Los Angeles Kings, 11 years with the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders and four years with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers makes Rich the only sportscaster ever to have been a part of the regular broadcast teams of three major league sports franchises in Los Angeles.
Rich is a four-time Emmy award winner for his television work on KCAL doing boxing ringside color commentary and Raiders preseason play-by-play. Also, as ringside commentator for FOX Sports Net's weekly Sunday Night Fights, KCAL's Fight Night and host of Rich Marotta's Neutral Corner boxing talk show on AM 570, he is considered one of the nation's foremost boxing experts. It is no wonder the L.A. Daily News called Rich Marotta "L.A.'s most versatile sportscaster."
Rich was recently named recipient of the Sam Taub Award, given annually to the "Broadcaster of the Year" by the Boxing Writers Association of America. Rich has two children, Angela and Joey. He is married to the lovely "Helen of England."
This blog may contain profanity and/or material considered inappropriate. The views expressed in this blog are the opinions of the individual writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of KFI AM-640 and Clear Channel Radio.
Las Vegas, Nev. - Veteran broadcaster Rich Marotta announced Tuesday the formation of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, a place to honor those who helped build its rich history in the sport.
A non-profit corporation operated exclusively for charitable purposes, the NVBHOF will be dedicated to honoring boxers and those who have contributed significantly to the sport in
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Voting for the inaugural class of the NVBHOF by its officers and its Board of Directors will take place in November. Results will be announced in December. The categories will include:
· Boxers (
· Non-boxer participants (trainers and managers)
· Officials (referees, judges)
· Media (broadcasters, writers/columnists, TV personnel)
· Executive (Commission members and executive directors, physicians, etc.)
· Promotions (promoters, matchmakers, ring announcers, publicists)
· Special contributors
The Annual NVBHOF Hall Dinner Ceremony will also announce winners of Nevada-centric awards, including the state's Fight of the Year, Fighter of the Year, Female Fighter of the Year, Prospect of the Year and Amateur Boxer of the Year.
The Officers for the NVBHOF consists of:
· Rich Marotta, Founder and
· James Wimberly, Secretary. Longtime radio producer in
· Scott Voeller. Senior Vice President,
· Wayne McCullough. Former WBC bantamweight champion
· Richard Steele. Hall of Fame referee,
· Kevin Iole. Boxing columnist for Yahoo! Sports
· Bob Sheridan. World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee and renowned boxing commentator
· Dave Cokin. Afternoon radio talk show host on ESPN 1100,
The NVBHOF will also be assisted by an Honorary Advisory Committee:
· Bob Miller. President, Sothern California Sports Broadcasters Association, Play-By-Play broadcaster for the Los Angeles Kings and an
· Barry Tompkins. Award-winning boxing broadcaster and analyst
· Anthony Roman. Founder and
· Fred Sternburg. President of Sternburg Communications, Inc.
The NVBHOF is also planning on holding additional events throughout the year to bring fans together with inductees , boxers and integral members from boxing in the state.
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame is an