Jim Jackson
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Mohawk Valley connection:
Upstate New York native; play-by-play broadcaster for Utica Devils hockey

Claim to fame:
Play-by-play broadcaster for Philadelphia Flyers for 11 seasons

Did you know?
Jackson wrote his first book, Walking Together Forever: The Broad Street Bullies, Then and Now, in January 2005

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Quick bio

Jim Jackson spent his childhoold in Upstate New York.

He graduated from Syracuse Univeristy in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and became the voice of the Utica Devil's hockey team for six seasons.

In 1993, he became play-by-play broadcaster for the Philadelphia Flyers. He has been in this position for 11 seasons.

He also provided call for minor league baseball, college football, basketball and lacrosse.

Jackson is a four-time Mid-Atlantic Emmy award-winner for play-by-play.

Recently, he authored his first book, Walking Together Forever: The Broad Street Bullies, Then and Now, which was published in January 2005.

Jackson currently resides in Gloucester Township, New Jersey.


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