Honoring Bob Miller in Council for his 44 Seasons with the L.A. Kings
Posted by Councilmember Englander on October 13, 2017 at 1:58 PM
This week, I honored CD12 resident and Hockey Hall of Famer, Bob Miller. Over the past 44 seasons of service, Bob became the Voice of the Los Angeles Kings.
Bob Miller was born and raised in Chicago and received his degree at the University of Iowa. His passion for sports broadcasting started while announcing Hawkeye football and basketball games. Before joining the Kings, he worked in radio and TV in Wisconsin as the voice of University of Wisconsin hockey, football and basketball and was later inducted into Wisconsin’s Hockey Hall of Fame.
Since 1973, Bob Miller has called 3,353 Kings games and was behind the mic when the Kings won the Stanley Cup in both 2012 and 2014. He and his partner Jim Fox (Former Kings Right Wing) on FOX Sports West are the NHL’s longest-tenured broadcasting duo.
Bob Miller's accomplishments and awards include being one of the six inaugural members of the Kings Hall of Fame during the organization’s 30th Anniversary celebration; being named the California Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 1997 and in 2002; the Foster Hewitt Award; and a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
To commemorate his 25 year milestone, Miller was honored by having the STAPLES Center press box named after him and was presented with a “lifetime contract.” In 2002, Miller was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame where he was named the top Television Play-by-Play Announcer in Southern California 10 times and in 2011, he was inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame.
If that weren’t enough, Bob also wrote 2 books, Bob Miller’s Tales from the Los Angeles Kings and the Tales from the Los Angeles Kings Locker Room. Along with his duties for the Kings, Bob Miller has played a role in many memorable TV and film projects including Cheers, Rollerball, Miracle on Ice, The Mighty Ducks and The Mighty Ducks 2.
During his retirement he is looking forward to not being on the clock and is excited to relax, travel and spend time with his wife Judy have a daughter, Kristin, a son Kevin, and two grandsons, Kaden and Brennon.
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