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Al Michaels Net Worth: How Rich He Is In 2022?
Alan Richard Michaels is an American television sportscaster who now serves as the play-by-play announcer for Thursday Night Football on Prime Video and as an NBC Sports emeritus. He has worked on network sports television since 1971, most recently with NBC Sports following nearly three decades with ABC Sports (1976-2006).
Michaels is well-known for his many years of calling National Football League games on ABC Monday Night Football from 1986 to 2005 and NBC Sunday Night Football from 2006 to 2021. In addition to the Miracle on Ice at the 1980 Winter Olympics and the earthquake-interrupted Game 3 of the 1989 World Series, he is known for noteworthy calls in other sports, including the Miracle on Ice at the 1980 Winter Olympics and the earthquake-interrupted Game 3 of the 1989 World Series.
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Al Michaels Early Years
Jay Leonard Michaels and Lila Roginsky gave birth to him on November 12, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York. Michaels grew raised a die-hard Brooklyn Dodgers fan. In 1958, the same year the Dodgers left Brooklyn, the family relocated to Los Angeles.
Michaels majored in radio and television with a minor in journalism at Arizona State University. During college, he worked as a sports journalist for ASU’s independent student newspaper “The State Press” and as a radio announcer for Sun Devils football, basketball, and baseball games. David, Al’s younger brother, works as a television producer. David Michaels has previously worked on NBC’s Olympic coverage, Triple Crown, and Fox Sports Net’s Beyond the Glory series.
Al Michaels Career
Michaels’ first television employment was with Chuck Barris Productions, where he chose women to appear on “The Dating Game.” His first employment in sportscasting came in 1964 when he was hired to work in public relations for the Los Angeles Lakers.
He was fired, though, after only four games. He relocated to Honolulu in 1968, where he began his broadcasting career as a sports anchor for KHVT-TV and called play-by-play for the Hawaii Islanders baseball team. In 1969, he was selected Hawaii’s Sportscaster of the Year. Michaels starred in an episode of “Hawaii Five-O” in 1970, alongside a young Christopher Walken.
Michaels relocated to Cincinnati in 1971 and became the play-by-play announcer for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. The Reds won the World Series the next year, and Al was able to cover the event for NBC Sports. He also covered hockey in the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.
In 1973, NBC announcer Bill Enis died of a heart attack two days before the regular-season NFL finale at the age of 39, and Michaels was brought in to replace him. Michaels departed the Reds in 1974 to work for the San Francisco Giants, while simultaneously covering basketball for UCLA.
In 1975, he began working for CBS Sports as a regional game announcer. He joined ABC Sports in January 1977. He would continue to work for ABC until 2006 when he switched to NBC. Michaels covered various sports for ABC over the course of three decades, including ABC Monday Night Football, Major League Baseball, college football and basketball, ice hockey, track and field, golf, boxing, figure skating, road cycling, and several Olympic Games events such as Olympic trials.
For 20 years, Michaels hosted Monday Night Football. In February 2006, NBC announced that Michaels would be leaving ABC to join Madden on the network to broadcast football on Sunday nights, effectively ending Al’s 20-year reign on Monday Night Football and nearly 30 years with the network. On August 6, 2006, Michaels and Madden began their new NBC stint. Michaels called his first Super Bowl telecast for NBC on February 1, 2009. He served as the official NBC Olympics Daytime Host in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.
Al Michaels Private Life
Michaels married his wife Linda in August 1966. They call Los Angeles home. Jennifer and Steven are their two children. Steven Michaels is the President and CEO of the Los Angeles-based independent film business Asylum Entertainment.
On April 21, 2013, Al was arrested and accused of driving under the influence. After almost five hours, he was released. He pled no guilty to a reduced charge of careless driving and received probation and 80 hours of community service.
What Is The Net worth And Salary Of Al Michaels?
Al Michaels is a $40 million dollar net-worth American television broadcaster. Al Michaels is one of the most well-known sportscasters of all time. He may be most known for his years of calling NFL play-by-play, including a nearly two-decade run on Monday Night Football, but he has worked in the broadcast booth for a variety of sports.
When the United States defeated the Soviet Union in hockey at the 1980 Winter Olympics, Al delivered the now-famous statement “Do you believe in miracles? Another memorable moment came in October 1989, when an earthquake in San Francisco disrupted the World Series.