Al Michaels Age,Wiki, Net worth, Salary,Book, Married, wife and fact
Al Michaels age is already 72 years as of now. At this age, however, he still remains a sportscaster employed by NBC Sports and is known for his calling of play-by-play of NFL games. Al Michaels age does nothing to make him any short of being a perfect sportscaster, followed and respected by a huge chunk of his fans.
Al Michaels has extensively covered sports events of the National football League, ice hockey, baseball, National Baseball association etc. He is also known for the Miracle on Ice Events as well as the 1989 World Series. He has worked with the ABC sports for three decades and he has been a part of NBC for a decade.
Al Michaels was born on the 12th of November, 1944. Al Michaels age is already 72 years. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York City. He was born in a Jewish family to parents Jay Leonard Michaels and Lila Roginsky/ Ross.
Early Life and childhood
Al Michaels studied first in Brooklyn, before shifting with his family to Los Angeles in the year 1958. He then attended the Alexander Hamilton High School for his primary education and graduated from the same on 1962. Later, this school baseball player went on to attend the Arizona State University. He has majored in radio and television and has a minor in journalism.
Career and Net Worth
Al Michaels career started off shortly after he graduated, as he worked as a sports writer for the student newspaper The state Press. Al Michaels age was merely in his twenties when he first got a job in television for appearing on The Dating Game. Al Michaels age was 20 when he was hired as a public relations officer for Los Angeles Lakers.
Al Michaels professional broadcasting career started off on 1968 whereby he started calling the games of the Hawaii Islanders baseball team called The Pacific Coast League. He was also called upon by NBC for working in NFL coverage.
Al Michaels joined ABC on 1977 as a backup announcer on Monday Night Baseball initially. He was promoted on a full-time basis on the following year and has covered broadcasts like The Miracle on Ice, his memorable baseball coverage have been of the 1972 National League Championship Series, 1985 World Series, 1986 American League Championship Series,`1989 World Series etc. he has also been the play by play announcer of Monday night Football and NBA on ABC. Al Michaels age and expertise grew even more and he left ABC for NBC on 2006 as he was traded for the same. In NBC he has covered NBC Olympic Daytime hosting, Premier Boxing Champions etc. Al Michaels salary and Al Michaels net worth has increased considerably because of the same. Al Michaels age of 72 years has brought about Al Michaels salary to be a whopping 5 million dollars per year. Al Michaels net worth is a massive 20 million dollars and he surely continues to top up his salary and net worth in the years to come.
Personal Life and Spouse
The eldest child of his parents, Al Michaels has a brother David and a sister Susan. Al Michaels is a married personality and he seems to be a one woman man. He got married to his wife Linda on the 27th of August, 1966. The couple has children Steven and Jennifer together.
The younger brother of Al Michaels is a television producer of Olympic Games, Triple Crown on the NBC as well as Beyond the Glory series on Fox Sports Net. Al Michaels son Steve is the President and CEO of the independent film company called Asylum Entertainment.
Al Michaels rumors and controversies have also sparked the internet on several occasions. He was charged and arrested for driving under the influence on 2013 and was sentenced to 80 hours of community service and probation.
Al Michaels book is named You Can't Make This Up: Memories and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television. Al Michaels book has reached the New York Times bestseller list in the category of nonfiction.
Awards, Achievements, and Recognition
Recognition as a well-known celebrity when it comes to journalism, Al Michaels and his name has appeared in the popular culture as well. He has been featured in films like Jerry Maguire and has appeared in shows like Coach, spin City, Hawaii Five-O etc. as himself. He has also been featured in Hardball and Monday Night Mayhem.
Al Michaels age and expertise in journalism has led him to attain the Sports Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2010. He is also the holder of the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality- Play-by-Play for the years 2007, 2008 and 2013. This amicable personality is followed on several net working sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.