Jeff Hullinger is a primary weeknight news anchor for 11Alive in Atlanta and also handles sports.
Since 1984 when coming to Atlanta as a weeknight television sports anchor and sports director, Jeff has been one of Atlanta’s best known and most versatile broadcasters, winning 20 regional (NATAS) Emmys and inducted into the NATAS Silver Circle. Jeff is a member of Leadership Atlanta 2019 -- a 50-year tradition of sustained community leadership and involvement. Hullinger has received Murrows, Best of Gannett, and AP awards as a TV anchor and as the radio play-by-play voice of the Atlanta Falcons. He has also been named Best of Atlanta multiple times, Green Eyeshades and Georgia Sportscaster of the Year by his peers statewide.
He has moderated Georgia gubernatorial and U.S. Senate debates along with a 2-hour Sixth District Congressional debate including 18 candidates. Jeff moderated and served as the lone questioner for the Atlanta Mayoral debate at Georgia Tech in 2017, and moderated the 2021 Atlanta Mayoral debate live on WXIA Television. Former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson used Jeff as a reference for U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and her confirmation hearings. Ambassador Power served as Jeff’s intern long ago. She credits him as an influence. Jeff’s favorite Atlanta moment was broadcasting a Falcons/Saints game with Mikael Gorbachev.
Jeff anchored almost 9 hours of live television when the bomb exploded during the 1996 Summer Olympic games in Atlanta. His career versatility has included Falcons play-by-play, afternoon drive news anchor at WSB Radio, morning radio, and CNN television. When the beloved Varsity was looking to do a broadcast on their Atlanta history for public television, it was Hullinger who voiced the program. Jeff has anchored Braves World Championship Parades in 2021 and 1995, he also handled the 1991 Braves parade on local television and the 1990 Olympic Parade. Hullinger’s Facebook page has months with one million views as he focusses on Atlanta history and newsmakers. Jeff gave the commencement at his alma mater, Colorado State University-Pueblo before 10,000 people and received a distinguished alumnus award. He spent 2 years at ESPN calling college football, bowl games and basketball for men and women. Jeff began his career in KOAA TV Pueblo/Colorado Springs, KSL TV in Salt Lake City, KCNC TV in Denver and arrived as a weeknight sports anchor WAGA TV Atlanta.