Our very own longtime sports reporter and journalist Jimmy Hyams is hanging up his everyday headphones after 25 plus years on The Sports Animal. On top of providing unmatchable sports reports, news, interviews, and consistent entertaining content on SportsTalk (alongside co-host John Wilkerson for over 25 years), Jimmy entered the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame in 2022. Jimmy has also covered the Tennessee Volunteers for 38 years. Although you may still hear Jimmy on The Sports Animal 99.1 from time to time, he is now seeking his next chapter in life, being able to play golf and tennis whenever he wants. Thank You Jimmy! Your professionalism and expertise cannot be matched.
Thanks for the Ride, John and Jimmy- Blog by Josh Ward 99.1 The Sports Animal
Jimmy Hyams, Knoxville sportswriter and radio host, to retire after covering Tennessee athletics for 38 years– Adam Sparks- Knoxville News Sentinel
‘Time to pass the torch’ | Sports Animal’s Jimmy Hyams announces retirement– By Camruinn Morgan-Rumsey– WVLT
Jimmy’s blog: It’s been a great ride but it’s time to pass the torch– Jimmy Hyams 99.1 The Sports Animal
Photos below form the 2022 Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony
Photos below from Jimmy’s retirement party at Fieldhouse Social on 3/30/23