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Longtime San Diego Sportscaster Jim Laslavic to Retire



    Laz Throws First Pitch for Padres: Raw Video

    This raw video shows NBC 7's Jim Laslavic tossing the first pitch in a Padres game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Published Tuesday, April 14, 2015)

    NBC 7’s Jim Laslavic will retire this month after reporting on San Diego sports for more than 30 years.

    Laslavic has traveled to Super Bowls, the World Series and the Olympics in his role as Sports Director for KNSD.

    Most recently, he has been the host of NBC 7’s SportsWrap Sundays following the late news.

    “I have thoroughly enjoyed my 30 years at NBC 7. I got to work with an amazing group of professionals,” Laz said.

    Jim Laslavic Through the YearsJim Laslavic Through the Years

    A graduate of Penn State University, Laslavic played for coach Joe Paterno and was inducted in the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

    He moved to San Diego in 1978 and played as a linebacker for the San Diego Chargers.

    Laz Completes 620-Mile BikerideLaz Completes 620-Mile Bikeride

    For the last week, 100 challenged athletes, along with some celebrity supporters -- including our own Jim Laslavic -- have biked from San Francisco all the way down the coast to San Diego as part of The Dodge Million Dollar Challenge. The ride is an annual fundraiser benefitting the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 19, 2012)

    Always a good sport, he has been willing to do almost anything for charity from hosting his annual golf tournament to completing a 620-mile charity bike race or twirling on the dance floor with his daughter in a ballroom dancing event. 

    His final SportsWrap show will air on Sunday, February 24. 

    WATCH: Jim Laslavic's Smooth MovesWATCH: Jim Laslavic's Smooth Moves

    NBC 7 Sports Director Jim Laslavic is going out of his comfort zone for his latest endeavor: Ballroom dancing! Jim and his daughter will hit the dance floor at the Hotel Del for a charity event to benefit Sacred Heart School. Watch his smooth moves above.
    (Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014)