Al Michaels Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Feb, 2017
Facts of Al Michaels
Date of Birth: 1944 , November-12
Age: 73 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Al Michaels
Birth Name Alan Richard Michaels
Nick Name Al
Father Leonard Micales
Mother Lila Michaels
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York City
Ethnicity White
Profession television sportscaster
Net Worth $20 million
Salary $6 million
Famous for Abc sports
Married Yes
Married to Linda Anne Stamaton (m. 1966)
Children Steven Michaels and Jennifer Michaels Cohn.
Divorce not/known
Education Arizona State University.
Sisters Susan Michaels.
Siblings David Michaels
Books : Gold: A Celebration of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team
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Synopsis

Seventy-two years old Alan Richard ‘Al’ Michaels is an American television sportscaster. Michaels is best known for his many years calling play-by-play of National Football League games, including nearly two decades with Monday Night Football. 

Al Michaels was born on November 12, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York City, United States of America. He belongs to American nationality and his ethnicity is white.

Early life and Education

Al Michaels spent his wonderful childhood with his Jewish family in Brooklyn. He is the son of Leonard Michaels and Lila Roginsky. Michaels has two siblings among them one is a sister named Susan Michaels. His brother's name is David Michaels. He attended Alexander Hamilton High School in L.A., where he was a baseball player.

After his graduation in 1962, he moved at Arizona State University. There, he majored in radio and television and minored in journalism.

Early career

Al Michaels began his career in television with Chuck Barris Productions, choosing women to appear on The Dating Game.  He was also considered to be the first color commentator of the Los Angeles Kings. 

Al Michaels again started his professional broadcasting career in 1968 for Hawaii Islanders baseball team. He moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1971 and became the lead announcer for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. The Cincinnati Reds won the National League Championship Series in 1972. He left the Reds for a similar position with the San Francisco Giants in 1974.

ABC Sports

In 1977, Al Michaels initially moved as the backup announcer on Monday Night Baseball. In 1982, he became the lead announcer replacing Keith Jackson. Over the next three decades, he covered a wide variety of sports for ABC like Major League Baseball, college basketball, ice hockey, college football, track, and field.

NBC on ABC and Leaving ABC for NBC

ABC decided to revamp their lead NBA broadcast team after disastrous rating in the 2003 NBA Finals. Early in the 2004 to 2005 seasons, ABC found a new partner for Al Michaels. After some time, he became the lead broadcast for an over-the-air NBA package for the first time in his career.

Al Michaels, in 2003, said “ABC Sports has been my professional home for the last 26 years, and I am delighted that will continue to be for several more.”

It was announced in 2005, that Monday Night Football would be moving from ABC to ESPN starting with the 2006 season. His partner John Madden announced Al Michaels would be moving to NBC Sports that had acquired the rights to Sunday Night Football games.

Personal life and Affair

According to his personal life, he is a married man. He was dating his lovely girlfriend Linda Anne Stanton before the couple decided to get married in 1966. He has two children and their names are Steven Michaels and Jennifer Michaels Cohn.

Net worth, Salary and Body measurement

Michaels has an estimated net worth of $20 million and his mind-blowing annual salary is $6 million. He stands at the tall of height five feet ten inches. 

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