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Al Michaels

NBC Sports Sunday Night Football Broadcaster

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 Al Michaels Biography

Al Michaels, one of television's most respected journalists, has covered more major sports events than any sportscaster since joining ABC Sports in 1976. Michaels has been widely acclaimed: for his knowledgeable and insightful reporting in his primary assignment for ABC Sports, as play-by-play announcer for ABC's NFL Monday Night Football, the most successful sports series in television history.

Al Michaels has also earned praise as a journalist and became just the second sportscaster in history to receive a News Emmy nomination for his coverage of the San Francisco earthquake during the 1989 World Series.

Al Michaels has earned many accolades. He has twice (1983 and 1986) been selected as the national Sportscaster of the Year by his peers in the electronic and print media. In 1989, he also captured his second Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality -- Host.

Al Michaels garnered his first Sportscaster of the Year award in 1980. This was the year he made his memorable calling of the U.S.A. hockey team's successfully dramatic quest for the gold medal in the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid. Michaels reputation for Olympic acumen grew with his coverage of figure skating and hockey at the 1984 Winter Games in Sarajevo, and track and field and road cycling at the Summer Games in Los Angeles. Michaels also covered hockey during ABC's 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics coverage.

Al Michaels has announced baseball for ABC since the network's most recent coverage began in 1976, including the 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987 and 1989 World Series 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1988 All-Star Games and the 1976-78-80-82-84-86-88 League Championship Series.

Michaels served as play-by-play announcer during ABC Sports' coverage of the Stanley Cup in 1993.

Michaels also has worked on ABC's NCAA Football' and college basketball telecasts, in addition to covering a variety of ABC's Wide World of Sports events and The Superstars.

An all-around sports enthusiast, Michaels was born in Brooklyn, where he grew up as a Dodger fan. When the Dodgers left New York, coincidentally Michaels' family did too, and settled in Los Angeles.

A baseball and football player at L.A.'s Hamilton High School, Michaels decided before college that he would like to remain in sports as a broadcaster. He majored in radio and television and minored in journalism at Arizona State University.

Al Michaels began broadcasting games of the Hawaii Islanders in the Pacific Coast League in 1968. He also called the football and basketball play-by-play for the University of Hawaii Rainbows. At the same time, Michaels reported on high school sports and hosted three television sports shows daily.

Michaels' minor league baseball career did not last long. He went to Cincinnati in 1971, when at 26 years old he became the number one broadcaster for the Reds, whom he covered in the 1972 World Series for NBC Radio and Television.

By 1974, Al Michaels was the number 1 sportscaster for the San Francisco Giants on KSFO Radio and KTVU-TV, a position he held until signing on with ABC Sports in January of 1977.

Al Michaels has been honored as Sportscaster of the Year in both Ohio and Hawaii. For two seasons (1973 through 1975) he was the TV play-by-play announcer for UCLA basketball and for four years (1972-76) he was used as a basketball announcer for TVS, handling a variety of Pacific Eight Conference games.

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Al Michaels

NBC Sports Sunday Night Football Broadcaster

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Al Michaels Biography

Al Michaels, one of television's most respected journalists, has covered more major sports events than any sportscaster since joining ABC Sports in 1976. Michaels has been widely acclaimed: for his knowledgeable and insightful reporting in his primary assignment for ABC Sports, as play-by-play announcer for ABC's NFL Monday Night Football, the most successful sports series in television history.

Al Michaels has also earned praise as a journalist and became just the second sportscaster in history to receive a News Emmy nomination for his coverage of the San Francisco earthquake during the 1989 World Series.

Al Michaels has earned many accolades. He has twice (1983 and 1986) been selected as the national Sportscaster of the Year by his peers in the electronic and print media. In 1989, he also captured his second Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality -- Host.

Al Michaels garnered his first Sportscaster of the Year award in 1980. This was the year he made his memorable calling of the U.S.A. hockey team's successfully dramatic quest for the gold medal in the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid. Michaels reputation for Olympic acumen grew with his coverage of figure skating and hockey at the 1984 Winter Games in Sarajevo, and track and field and road cycling at the Summer Games in Los Angeles. Michaels also covered hockey during ABC's 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics coverage.

Al Michaels has announced baseball for ABC since the network's most recent coverage began in 1976, including the 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987 and 1989 World Series 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1988 All-Star Games and the 1976-78-80-82-84-86-88 League Championship Series.

Michaels served as play-by-play announcer during ABC Sports' coverage of the Stanley Cup in 1993.

Michaels also has worked on ABC's NCAA Football' and college basketball telecasts, in addition to covering a variety of ABC's Wide World of Sports events and The Superstars.

An all-around sports enthusiast, Michaels was born in Brooklyn, where he grew up as a Dodger fan. When the Dodgers left New York, coincidentally Michaels' family did too, and settled in Los Angeles.

A baseball and football player at L.A.'s Hamilton High School, Michaels decided before college that he would like to remain in sports as a broadcaster. He majored in radio and television and minored in journalism at Arizona State University.

Al Michaels began broadcasting games of the Hawaii Islanders in the Pacific Coast League in 1968. He also called the football and basketball play-by-play for the University of Hawaii Rainbows. At the same time, Michaels reported on high school sports and hosted three television sports shows daily.

Michaels' minor league baseball career did not last long. He went to Cincinnati in 1971, when at 26 years old he became the number one broadcaster for the Reds, whom he covered in the 1972 World Series for NBC Radio and Television.

By 1974, Al Michaels was the number 1 sportscaster for the San Francisco Giants on KSFO Radio and KTVU-TV, a position he held until signing on with ABC Sports in January of 1977.

Al Michaels has been honored as Sportscaster of the Year in both Ohio and Hawaii. For two seasons (1973 through 1975) he was the TV play-by-play announcer for UCLA basketball and for four years (1972-76) he was used as a basketball announcer for TVS, handling a variety of Pacific Eight Conference games.

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  • Al Michaels on the Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 1/23/14 ...
  • AL MICHAELS discusses the NFL BACK TO LOS ANGELES ...
  • Inductee Al Michaels at the 2013 Hall of Fame - EMMYTVLEGENDS ...

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  • How to book Al Michaels?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Al Michaels for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Al Michaels, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Al Michaels or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Al Michaels?

    Booking fees for Al Michaels, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Al Michaels, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Al Michaels?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Al Michaels for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Al Michaels for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Al Michaels or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Al Michaels or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Al Michaels is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Al Michaels for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Al Michaels generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dick Stockton, Bob Costas, Akbar Gbajabiamila, David Boudia and Tim Tebow. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Al Michaels for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Al Michaels Speaker Videos

  • Al Michaels on the Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 1/23/14 ...
    AL MICHAELS discusses the NFL BACK TO LOS ANGELES ...
  • Inductee Al Michaels at the 2013 Hall of Fame - EMMYTVLEGENDS ...
    Al Michaels on the 1980 Olympics' "Miracle on Ice ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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