Jim Hall – Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame
Jim Hall, one of New Orleans’ first great African-American sports writers, served as the of the Louisiana Weekly. A native of Sheffield, Ala., Hall took over the reins of the sports department from the paper’s first sports editor Eddie Burbridge. He helmed the Weekly’s sports desk for 28 years. As one of the few African-American reporters covering the National Football League and its new franchise, the New Orleans Saints, Hall — who earned the sobriquet “Big Jim” — earned numerous awards and commendations and even served as a consultant for the Saints.