Hal Eisner, Texas cowboy to award-winning Los Angeles journalist

- Hal Eisner is currently in his 36th year on television here in Los Angeles. He's a reporter at FOX 11 and also hosts a show called "FOX 11 News In Depth."

The longtime broadcast journalist just won an Emmy Award for his news special taking a look at the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, which shares the perspective and recollections from Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, former Los Angeles council members, Los Angeles anchors, reporters and camera crew, business owners, victims and more.

Hal got his start in Texas on the radio (by sending in a postcard, believe it or not).

Eventually making the transition to television news, he has since covered all kinds of local and national news stories, including the O.J. Simpson trial and the deadly 1994 Northridge earthquake. 

He's also been very active in television industry organizations throughout his career and creator of an annual weekend camp for aspiring news reporters and anchors across the country.

Hal joined me on Olympic & Bundy to talk about his background in radio, covering the Los Angeles riots, winning an Emmy, mentoring young people and the importance of future journalists, his cowboy days in Texas and more.

Listen to the full episode with Hal Eisner on August 12!

Check out Hal's In Depth series here and his weekly podcast called "What The Hal?" here.

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