Jeff Hullinger is a primary weeknight news anchor for 11Alive in Atlanta, Georgia. He also handles sports.
For more than 30 years, Jeff has been one of Atlanta’s best known and most versatile broadcasters, winning 19 Emmys and has been inducted into the NATAS Silver Circle. He has also been selected for Leadership Atlanta 2019 -- a 50-year tradition of sustained community leadership. 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. 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 gave the 2017 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. He began his career in Colorado Springs, KSL Television in Salt Lake City, KCNC Television in Denver and arrived as a weeknight sports anchor in 1984 Atlanta.
He also has two golf hole-in-ones.
Jeff is married with two children and lives in Midtown.