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sportscaster , Broadcast executive

Jaime Leonardo Jarrin, Ecuadorean sportscaster, broadcast executive. Achievements include becoming only the second Spanish-language announcer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. President James Jarrin Scholarship Foundation, Los Angeles; board directors advisory council Orthopedic Hospital, Los Angeles; Member American Sportcasters Association, Southern California Radio and television News Association (board directors 1972-1978).

Background

Jarrin, Jaime Leonardo was born on December 10, 1935 in Cayambe, Pichincha, Ecuador. Arrived in United States, 1955. Son of Leopoldo Jarrin and Isabel Serrano.

Education

Attended, Central University Ecuador, Quito, 1954.

Career

Announcer news, special events Station HCJB, Quito, 1951-1954. Director news, sports Station KWKW, Pasadena, California, 1956-1972, Stations KTNQ, KLVE, Los Angeles, 1972-1987. Head announcer Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Club, since 1959.

Director sports Station KVEA, Los Angeles, 1985-1989. Vice president Lotus Communications, Inc., since 1985. Baseball announcer Columbia Broadcasting System Spanic Radio Network, New York City, since 1990.

Official announcer Ecuador's Congress, 1952—1954. Director Spanish radio coverage Olympic Games, Los Angeles, 1984.

Achievements

  • Achievements include becoming only the second Spanish-language announcer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Membership

President James Jarrin Scholarship Foundation, Los Angeles. Board directors advisory council Orthopedic Hospital, Los Angeles. Member American Sportcasters Association, Southern California Radio and television News Association (board directors 1972-1978).

Connections

Married Blanca Mora, August 28, 1954. Children: Jorge, James, Mauricio.

father:
Leopoldo Jarrin

mother:
Isabel Serrano

spouse:
Blanca Mora

children:
Jorge Jarrin

James Jarrin

Mauricio Jarrin