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Patrick O'Neal Named SCSB 2018 Top TV Host/Reporter

Southern California Sports Broadcasters select the LA Kings Live host as winner at annual award luncheon

by LA Kings @LAKings /

LA Kings Live host Patrick O'Neal on Monday was honored at the annual Southern California Sports Broadcasters (SCSB) luncheon at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake. 

O'Neal received the "2018 SCSB Top Television Host/Reporter" award for his work on Kings and Angels baseball telecasts.

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Last July, O'Neal won the Emmy for sports reporting for his work covering the Kings and the Angels at the 70th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards.

O'Neal was one of four Kings broadcasters nominated for awards by the SCSB in 2018.

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Jim Fox was nominated as the "Top TV Analyst;" Nick Nickson was nominated as "Top Radio Play-by-Play Announcer" and Francisco X. Rivera was nominated as "Top Spanish Radio Play-by-Play Announcer."

Nickson, Fox and Bob Miller are each SCSB Hall of Famers. Jaime Jarrin on Monday received the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award, Ann Meyers Drysdale was inducted into the SCSB Hall of Famer, and original Kings public address announcer, the late John Ramsey, was also inducted into the SCSB Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

In addition, Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler received this year's Bob Miller Television Play-by-Play Announcer award. The annual award is named in honor of the Kings Hall of Famer. This is Lawler's 40th and final season calling Clippers games.

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