Hal Eisner Biography
Hal Eisner is an award-winning American journalist currently working for KTTV in Los Angeles, California. Eisner is a FOX 11 News reporter and the host of FOX 11 News IN-DEPTH and the podcast. Additionally, he is in his 38th year on television in Los Angeles.
Hal has covered some of the major stories in the United States of America. In addition, he has won various journalism awards over the years including Emmys, awards from The L.A. Press Club, Golden Mikes, and The Associated Press. Hal has been awarded the Mark Twain Award for Reporter of the Year. In addition, in 2013, he was awarded an Associated Press Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in journalism.
Moreover, Eisner has covered all types of local and national stories including the Chatsworth Metrolink crash, Columbine High School, the Mandalay Bay in Los Angeles, President Reagan’s death and funeral, the L.A. riots, the Northridge earthquake, as well as the highly publicized trials of Robert Blake, O.J. Simpson, and Michael Jackson and many more.
Hal started reporting news on the radio in his hometown state of Texas. It was at this time when he became a correspondent for CNN in the early ’80s that he came to Los Angeles and directed his focus to television. Hal has created nationally acknowledged mentoring programs like Camp News. Currently, Eisner is on the Board of SAG-AFTRA since 2013, the Union’s Broadcast Steering Committee as well as the National Executive Committee.
When he is not in the office, Hal is a 3 term Past President of the Associated Press Television Radio Association (APTRA), 3 term Governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as a 2 term officer (Vice-Chair Los Angeles.) Similarly, Eisner also got the chance to serve as the Executive Producer of the LA Emmys for 7 consecutive years.
Hal Eisner IN-DEPTH
When coming up with the FOX 11 News IN-DEPTH, FOX visualizes a public affairs program with a sense of flexibility that would enable them to look at stories in depth. The program airs on Sunday mornings on FOX 11. Since the beginning of the program, they have explored homelessness, LA’s bid for the 2024 Olympics, immigration, and multiple other important topics. Season 2 of the show began in January 2018.
Hal Eisner Podcast
Hal is the host of his own podcast, “What The Hal?”. It airs weekly where he talks in-depth with newsmakers and public figures on relevant topics that are important to the Los Angeles people.
Hal Eisner Age
How old is Hal Eisner? Eisner is over 70 years old as of 2021. He was born on December 14th, the 1950s, in Texas, the United States of America. In addition, Hal celebrates his birthday on the 14th of December every year, and his birth sign is Sagittarius. Moreover, Hal’s nationality is American.
Hal Eisner Family
Eisner was born in the United States of America to his mother, Essie Eisner, and his father. Unfortunately, his mother died and was laid to rest in September 2020, next to his father’s grave, who passed away 24 years ago.
Hal Eisner Wife
Is Hal Eisner married? Eisner is a married man. However, he has managed to keep his marital status under wraps. Information on whether the pair has any children is not available. However, we shall update this section as soon as the relevant information is available in the public domain.
Hal Eisner Height
Eisner stands approximately at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.72 m) with a moderate weight.
Hal Eisner Salary
Eisner earns an average annual salary of $190,000.
Hal Eisner Net Worth
How much is Hal worth? Eisner has an estimated net worth of $4 million. His main source of income is his career as a journalist.
Hal Eisner Accident
On March 19, 2021, Eisner and his FOX 11 photographer, Joab Perez, were involved in a car accident. According to sources, a suspected 55-year-old DUI driver, Carlos Ghale, jumped from his vehicle, striking the FOX 11 team that included Eisner, Joab, and three other people.