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Hal Eisner is in his 36th year on television here in Los Angeles. Most of those years have been spent right here on FOX 11 and My13.
Hal, host of FOX 11 News IN DEPTH and a FOX 11 News Reporter whose covered some of the biggest stories in this country, has scored an impressive number of journalism awards over the years including Emmy's, Golden Mikes, awards from The L.A. Press Club and The Associated Press. In 2005, Hal received the Mark Twain Award for Reporter of the Year and in 2013 Hal was honored with an Associated Press Lifetime Achievement Award for his journalistic work as well as all he has done to help aspiring news reporters and anchors.
Hal also hosts his own weekly podcast called "What The Hal?" which is available on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can also catch the podcast on Audioboom here.
Believing that it's important to help future broadcasters because many helped him along the way, Hal has created nationally recognized mentoring programs. He has also been very active in industry organizations including The Associated Press Television Radio Association. He served as APTRA President for three terms.. He also served two terms as Los Angeles Vice Chair of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and three terms on The Academy's Board of Governors.
Hal started reporting news on radio in his home state of Texas. It was when he became a correspondent for CNN in the early '80s that he came to Los Angeles and turned his attention to television.
Hal has covered all kinds of local and national stories including the deaths of Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson as well as the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, The shootings at Columbine High School, the Chatsworth Metrolink crash, President Reagan's death and funeral, the Northridge earthquake, the L.A. riots and the highly publicized trials of O.J.Simpson, Robert Blake and Michael Jackson.
Hal is on the National Board of SAG-AFTRA, the union's Broadcast Steering Committee and National Executive Committee.