A sportscaster since 1964, Alan Michaels is a pillar of sports television. He is best known for his almost 20 year-stint with Monday Night Football on ABC. Alan Richard Michaels was born on November 12, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. His family moved to Los Angeles and he went to the Alexander Hamilton High School. Michaels played baseball. With a major in radio and television and a minor in journalism, he graduated from the Arizona State University in 1962. Michaels was a sports writer for the The State Press, the university’s student paper.Image Credit: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA
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Alan Michaels first foray in television was with Chuck Barris Productions before becoming a sportscaster in 1964. He did public relations for Los Angeles Lakers then became a commentator for the team. In 1968, Michaels was a play-by-play announcer for the Hawaii Islanders. He moved to Cincinnati in 1971 and called the games for the Cincinnati Reds. Michaels was in the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics for NBC Sports. He joined ABC Sports in January 1977. Michaels covered baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey, golf, horse racing, boxing and figure skating events, to name a few. He was the announcer during the 1980 Winter Olympics ice hockey competition where the United States bagged the gold medal.
After several decades with ABC, Alan Michaels moved to NBC. He covered Super Bowl XLIII, Super Bowl XLVI and Super Bowl XLIX. He is set to call Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis. Other significant sporting competitions Michaels was part of were the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. Michaels has been recognized by various award giving bodies throughout the years. He has received an Emmy Award five times as an Outstanding Sports Personality.
Alan Michaels has been married to his wife Linda since 1966 and they have two children, Jennifer and Steven. He was arrested on April 21, 2013 for driving under the influence. His sentence was 80 hours of community service plus probation. The following year, he released his autobiography called You Can’t Make This Up: Memories and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television. As an actor, Michaels appeared on a 1970 episode of Hawaii Five-O. He was cast as himself on Jerry Maguire and BASEketball.
Famous sportscasters such as Alan Michaels earn amazing salaries. Alan Michaels’ salary last year was reported to be around $6 million. In all, we estimate Alan Michaels net worth in 2018 at $20 million!