Kenneth Gary Albert is an American sportscaster and the son of legendary NBA sportscaster Marv Albert, as well as the nephew of Al and Steve Albert.
Early Life of Kenny Albert
On February 2, 1986, Kenneth Gary Albert was born in New York City, New York, to his parents, Marv Albert and Benita Oberlander Albert. Brian Albert was his brother, and Denise and Jackie Albert were his sisters. Marv is one of the most well-known sportscasters when it comes to his father. Because of his illustrious 58-year sportscasting career, he is even referred to as “the voice of the NBA.”
Returning to the topic, Kenny idolized his father as a child, and all he ever wanted to do was be a sports commentator like him. Albert’s parents even bought him a tape recorder for his fifth birthday so he could practice his commentating. And, as if that wasn’t enough, on Kenny’s sixth birthday, Marv took him to a New York Rangers game, fueling his desire to emulate his father. Following that, the New York native spent the rest of his adolescent years working for the NHL’s New York Rangers, first doing stats and then, at the age of 16, writing content for them.
Kenny covered high school sports for Port Washington News at Paul D. Schreiber High School when it came to his higher education. Albert, too, enrolled in New York University after finishing high school. He went on to earn a degree in broadcasting and journalism from the university in 1990, hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father.
What is the Net Worth of Kenny Albert?
Kenny has a net worth of $5 million as of 2021, which he has accumulated primarily through his sportscasting career with FOX Sports and ESPN in the United States. Moreover, he has worked as a sports commentator for more than 30 years, which is evident in his net worth. Albert also makes $500,000 per year with FOX Sports, which isn’t bad.
In fact, given that FOX’s play-by-play commentators are paid on average $100,000, the New York native earns more than most, indicating that he is quite good at his job.
Who is the Wife of Kenny Albert?
His wife, Barbara Wolf Albert, is the love of his life. Call it luck or fate, but the two met through a mutual friend, Jerry Coleman, at a sportscasting event. The two lovebirds began dating for a while after that. The couple then married on August 10, 1996, in front of over 200 families and friends in a lavish ceremony.
Barbara has often traveled with Kenny on his sportscasting duties, and the two have had an incredibly happy relationship since then. In addition, Amanda Albert and Sydney Albert, the couple’s two lovely daughters, were born to them. Albert, his wife, and their two daughters now live in New Jersey.
Who is Kenny Albert Height?
Albert is 5 feet 8 inches tall, but no information about his weight or body statistics is available.
Kenny Albert’s Career Line
- Albert is the New York Rangers’ radio voice, as well as a play-by-play announcer and field-level reporter for Fox’s coverage of Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and, previously, the Sugar Bowl.
- He previously worked as a part-time announcer on Washington Nationals telecasts in 2005 and previously handled TV play-by-play for the Washington Capitals and Washington Bullets (now the Washington Wizards).
- In addition, he and Joe Theismann do TV play-by-play for the Washington Football Team preseason games. With Theismann, Albert called the international broadcast of Super Bowl XLVI.
- Albert worked on Fox NHL Saturday telecasts when the NHL had a network contract with Fox in the 1990s.
- Albert now works as a play-by-play announcer for the NHL on NBC, and he previously worked for Versus (now called NBCSN).
- Albert filled in for Mike Emrick, who was dealing with a family death, in Game 1 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals for NBC.
- Since Salt Lake City in 2002, he has worked as a play-by-play announcer for men’s and women’s ice hockey for NBC’s Olympics coverage.
- Albert has also worked as a substitute play-by-play announcer for MSG Network’s televised New York Knicks games.
- Albert broadcasted for two playoff teams in the same market in 2011, doing play-by-play for the New York
- Rangers on WEPN 1050 ESPN radio and filling in for the New York Knicks on MSG Network.
- Some Chicago sports fans refer to Albert as “The Kiss of Death” to their favorite teams.
- Many games between the Bears and the Blackhawks that Albert has called have resulted in losses for both teams.
- Albert has called many Chicago Bears games since 2004, including Game 7 of the 2014 Western Conference Final between the Blackhawks and Kings.
- Albert called the American League Division Series between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015.
- In the top of the seventh inning of Game 5, he assisted in explaining the rule pertaining to Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin’s errant throw, which allowed Texas to score the game-winning run. He called Jose Bautista’s game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth inning.
- Albert was nominated for the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play in 2016, competing against Kevin Burkhardt of Fox and NBC, eventual winner Mike Emrick, and even his own father.
- Albert took over as NBC’s lead NHL play-by-play announcer from the retired Mike “Doc” Emrick in the 2020–21 season, having previously filled in for Emrick in game one of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals due to a death in the latter’s family.
- He and Eddie Olczyk are set to become TNT’s lead broadcast team after NBC airs their last Stanley Cup Finals in 2021.
- Albert is a regular guest on The Cheap Seats, a sports talk show on WNYU-FM. He’s also made numerous appearances on Sports Heaven with Mark and Evan, a popular New York sports internet radio show.
- Albert called the Minnesota Vikings – Pittsburgh Steelers NFL game for Fox on October 25, 2009, and then hosted the New York Yankees’ locker room celebration after they won the American League Championship Series that night.
- He broadcast a Rangers game on the radio the next night, and on October 28, he called the play-by-play for the New York Knicks season opener on MSG Network.