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Al Michaels

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Biography:

Like a few other broadcasters, Al Michaels was able to get an early jump on the competition by beginning his career in journalism/broadcasting early. His college experience gave him the tools he would need to hone his skills and eventually become the successful sportscaster he is today. Through the connections he’s made with other commentators and people in the industry, there is no question as to why Al Michaels is such a well-known name in television.

Sports speaker Al Michaels started his career during college where he majored in radio and television with a minor in journalism. He also worked as a sports writer the independent Arizona State University newspaper in his spare time. His first job in sports came as an offer to be the PR representative for the Los Angeles Lakers which Al happily accepted. He was able to call four games for the Lakers during his time although that was not his actual job. After bouncing around for a few years working in Hawaii, San Fran, and Ohio, Al signed on to ABC. For the next thirty years Al would have the pleasure to call Olympic Games, horse races, NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL games. A prize memory in his life comes from calling what is known as “The Miracle on Ice”. Al has also had the opportunity to be on Monday Night Football with longtime friend and partner John Madden. He currently works for NBC where he can be found calling mostly NFL and Olympic Games.

Throughout his career Al’s accomplishments have earned him many awards in the entertainment and sporting worlds. He has won five Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Personality for his play-by-play work. He has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004 and in 2013 Al was inducted into the Television Hall-of-Fame.