Sam Laganà, who grew up in Pacific Palisades and is now famously known as the announcer/stadium “voice” of the Los Angeles Rams, was honored by CBS-Los Angeles Sports as a Hometown Hero, in October.
Whenever an announcer/emcee is needed in Pacific Palisades, the community turns to Laganà, who is cheerful and gracious about helping out. He was at the 9th Annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, hosting the event up to and during the race. Following Thanksgiving gatherings, with family, he drove to Arizona to watch the Rams play on Sunday.
In giving back to the Palisades, Sam was a Board Chair of the YMCA and a Board member at the Chamber of Commerce.
Away from the mic, Sam had served Pepperdine for 19 years as Associate Vice Chancellor and served for 2 1/2 years, through the end of October, as President of Notre Dame High School.
Currently, Laganà is focused on promoting and advancing youth and sports initiatives, including the prestigious John R. Wooden Award. Sam has been active with this famed award for three decades and currently serves as Board Chair.