John Hartung will be SportsNet LA’s primary studio anchor. The veteran Los Angeles sports host will anchor the network’s live studio shows, including “Access SportsNet: Dodgers,” live from SportsNet LA’s Los Angeles studios each night and also contribute to the network’s original programming.
Hartung joins the network from KABC-TV in Los Angeles, where he spent the past 11 years as a sports and news anchor. He has worked in sports television for 20 years and is originally from Los Angeles, where he was a member of the Dodgers’ Fan Club as a young boy and went to Taft High School in Woodland Hills. Hartung was at Dodger Stadium for Game 1 of the 1988 World Series and witnessed Kirk Gibson’s game-winning home run.
Hartung graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism and his first on-air job was at KFSM-TV (CBS) in Fayetteville/Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he was the primary sports anchor. Following his stint in Arkansas, he went to KSWB-TV in San Diego and then spent the last 11 years at KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Hartung anchored both sports and news for KABC-TV.
Hartung has two children and lives in Stevenson Ranch.