Alan Richard Michaels born November 12, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York is an American television sportscaster.
Now working for NBC Sports after nearly three decades (1977–2006) with ABC Sports.
The American sportscaster is also the first to cover all four top sports competitions in the United State; NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB.
Al Michaels Net Worth
Al Michaels has a net worth of $30 million dollars.
Al Michaels is conceivably famed for his years of calling play-by-play amid National Football League games, including a nearly two-decade employment with Monday Night Football.
Early life and Education
Michaels was born to Leonard Michaels (father) and Lila Roginsky (mother), a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York.
Michaels attended Alexander Hamilton High School in L.A. and was a baseball player.
He graduated in 1962 and later enrolled at Arizona State University, where he majored in radio and television and minored in Journalism. He worked as a sports writer for ASU’s independent student newspaper, The State Press.
Al Michaels began his broadcasting career in Hawaii in 1968, calling the games of the Hawaii Islanders baseball team in the Pacific Coast League.
He also called play-by-play for the University of Hawaii’s football and basketball teams, and was named Hawaii’s “Sportscaster of the Year” in 1969.
In 1971 Michaels moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became the lead announcer for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. That year, he made his first historic call ever.
He initially joined ABC as the back-up announcer on Monday Night Baseball in 1977.
Subsequently, he was promoted to be lead announcer and was at the network on a full-time basis.
Al Michaels and his wife Linda got married in August 27, 1966.
They live in Los Angeles.
The couples have two children, Jennifer and Steven.
Steven Michaels serves as the President and CEO of independent film company Asylum Entertainment in Los Angeles.