Al Michaels '66 B.A.

Al Michaels is a television broadcaster and a sports play-by-play commentator who spent almost 30 years with ABC Sports. Michaels was originally from New York City but moved to Los Angeles when he was young and attended Arizona State University, where he majored in broadcast radio and television journalism, worked as a sports writer for The State Press, and graduated in 1966. He was the first sports commentator to cover all four major championships in the United States, including NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball, and the NFL. He won multiple sports Emmys and was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in 1998. He received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2002 and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004. Michaels continues to broadcast “Sunday Night Football” on NBC.

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