Al Michaels is an American based television sportscaster. He is best known for his several years calling play-by-play of National Football League (NFL) games, comprising around two decades with Monday Night Football. He is presently employed by NBC Sports as well as NFL Network post around three decades (from 1977 till 2006) with ABC Sports. Now let’s have a close look at Al Michaels’s net worth in 2018.
Al Michaels Early Life
Al Michaels was born in the year 1944 to Lila Roginsky/Ross and Jay Leonard Michaels. His birth was in Jewish based family living in Brooklyn, situated inside New York. He was brought up as a Brooklyn Dodgers fan.
In the year 1958, his family shifted to Los Angeles, and in that year the Dodgers left Brooklyn. He has appeared in Alexander Hamilton High School running in L.A., and he was regarded as a baseball player.
Moreover, he did graduation in the year 1962 and post appeared in Arizona State University, wherein he did major in radio as well as television and did minor in journalism.
This television sportscaster has functioned as a sports writer working for ASU’s independent student newspaper entitled The State Press. Moreover, he is too known as an associate of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Al Michaels Career
Al Michaels started off his career through his initial job in television with Chuck Barris Productions, selecting ladies to feature on The Dating Game. His initial sportscasting job was in the year 1964, while he got employed to carry out public relations for the Los Angeles Lakers.
He got employed by the squad to play eight games being a color commentator however he was removed after initial four when Laker play-by-play anchor named Chick Hearn rejected of him.
It is found that he has resumed his formal broadcasting career during the year 1968, calling the games of the Hawaii Islanders baseball squad within the Pacific Coast League. Moreover, he too called play-by-play for University of Hawaii’s football teams, basketball teams, and even high school football games.
He has formerly joined ABC in the form of backup anchor working on Monday Night Baseball during the year 1976. In next year, he got sponsored to the network based on a full-time basis. Besides, he turned as lead anchor substituting Keith Jackson during the year 1983.
Two of his more popular broadcasts were of the year 1980 Winter Olympics ice hockey medal round match held amongst the United States and the Soviet Union, as well as playing third game of 1989 World Series.
Michaels, in association with a broadcasting companion named Ken Dryden, re-formed its Olympic commentary within 2004 film entitled Miracle.
Awards & Achievements:
Al Michaels is known as five-time Emmy Award winner as Outstanding Sports Personality (Play-by-Play Host). He has won Pete Rozelle Radio & Television Award as Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He too won Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in the year 2002 and got Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters “Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award” in June of 2017.
Net Worth of Al Michaels:
Al Michaels has an estimated net worth of $24 million. He makes his fortune from his career as a television sportscaster. He has served as a television broadcaster, and his salary is $6 Million per year.
Till now, he is greatest famed for his many years of calling play-by-play in NFL based games, containing around two-decade period with Monday Night Football.
Initially, he has teamed up with ABC in the form of a backup presenter on Monday Night Baseball during the year 1977. He has too produced some programs like NBC’s reporting of the Olympic Games, Triple Crown as well as Fox Sports Net’s Beyond the Glory series.
Al Michaels has by now collected more than five decades of experience as a television sportscaster, and during that time, there were no issues regarding his performances. Out of all his works, he is famous for working around three decades for with ABC Sports and around two decades in association with Monday Night Football.