Derrick Hall '91 B.A.

A native of Los Angeles, Derrick Hall graduated from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. After graduating, Hall continued his education, receiving a master’s degree from Ohio University in sports administration and later became the senior vice president of communications with the Los Angeles Dodgers. After spending 12 seasons with the Dodgers, Hall became a member of the media and hosted a pre-game Dodger radio show called “Dodger Game Day,” in addition to being a weekend sports anchor at KNBC-TV in L.A. He moved back to Arizona and held several management positions in communicatins and management with the Arizona Diamondbacks before becoming the organization’s president in 2006, a position he continues to hold. Hall was inducted into the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism Alumni Hall of Fame in 2002 and received the Young Alumni Achievement Award from the ASU Alumni Association in 2003. Hall was named to the Phoenix Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” class in 2007 and The SportsBusiness Journal added him to its prestigious “Forty Under 40” class in 2008. Later that same year, Hall was the keynote speaker for ASU’s Cronkite school convocation in December 2008, becoming the first Cronkite alum to deliver a commencement speech at the school’s graduation.

Year of graduation: 
1991