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Michael Kay Biography
Michael Neil Kay (born February 2, 1961) is the television play-by-play broadcaster of the New York Yankees and host of CenterStageon the YES Network, and the host of The Michael Kay Show
heard on WEPN-FM in New York City (which began being simulcast on the YES Network in February 2014) and simulcast on ESPN Xtra on XM Satellite Radio.
Michael Kay Age
Kay was born on February 2, 1961, in Bronx, New York, U.S. He is 58 years old as of 2018.
Michael Kay Family | Parents | Siblings
Kay is the son of Rose Kay and her late husband. His uncle Danny Aiello is a prominent actor known for his roles in the movies like “The Godfather: Part II”, “The Front”, and “Moonstruck”. Older of two Kay children, he has a sister named Debbie Kay.
Michael Kay Education
Kay grew up in a middle-class family in New York City, he attended Bronx High School of Science where he triggered his report passion in professionally. Later he joined Fordham University for working in varsity’s non-commercial radio station WFUV. He graduated with a bachelor degree in communications from the university.
Michael Kay Relationship | Marriage | Children
Kay married television journalist Jodi Applegate on February 12, 2011. Kay had a daughter, Callie, and a son, Charlie. Officiating was former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Guest include former Yankees such as Al Leiter, Tino Martinez, Paul O’Neil, and Danny Aiello. The couple has two children: a daughter, Caledonia Rose, born on January 5, 2013, and a son, Charlie Applegate, born November 12, 2014.
Michael Kay Career
Kay started his professional career with the New York Post in 1982 as a general assignment writer, with sports-specific assignments to college basketball, the National Basketball Association, and the New Jersey Nets coming over time. He received the Yankees’ beat writing the assignment in 1987. In 1989, Kay left the Post for the Daily News, still primarily working on the Yankees. At this time, Kay also served as the Madison Square Garden NetworkYankee reporter starting in 1989.Micheal Kay’s Image
From 1992-99, he served as MSG’s locker room reporter for the New York Knicks. He had previously worked for the network as a contributor on the news-format sports show MSG SportsDesk. Kay left the Daily News to host a sports talk show on WABC in 1992, briefly returning to write “Kay’s Korner” for the Daily News in 1993, before taking the microphone job for radio broadcasts of New York Yankee games beside John Sterling.
Announcer for the New York Yankees (1992-present)
Kay spent a decade partnered with Sterling as the radio announcers of the team on WABC from 1992 to 2001. Kay and Sterling also paired together in 1998 for Sports Talk with John Sterling and Michael Kay, a nightly radio show which aired on WABC.
During the baseball season, the duo hosted Yankee Talk, a weekend pre-game radio show. From 1992 to 1993 Kay hosted his own show on WABC. Kay continued during that time as a spot reporter on ABC Radio, doing off-season shows with Sterling and as a fill-in sports reporter on WABC-TV.
When ESPN Radio began leasing (and later purchasing) WEVD radio in 2002, Kay was chosen to host a daily radio show on the newly rechristened “1050 ESPN Radio”.
When WCBS acquired the radio rights to the Yankees broadcasts in 2002, Kay moved to the debuting YES Network on television and Sterling remained on the radio. Kay has been the Yankees’ lead television play-by-play announcer ever since. Kay has worked with a series of partners on YES, often with three or four different partners in the same season.
Most have been former professional players, including Ken Singleton, David Cone, Al Leiter, Paul O’Neill, Jim Kaat, John Flaherty, Joe Girardi, Lou Piniella, and Bobby Murcer. Kay calls approximately 125 games a year for the YES Network and local television affiliates like Pix 11 in New York City.
In 2008, Major League Baseball invited Kay to call the Home Run Derby at Yankee Stadium during that year’s All-Star festivities. On September 21, 2008, he joined Jon Miller and Joe Morgan to call the seventh inning of ESPN’s broadcast of the final home game at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.
According to Miller, Kay was brought in because ESPN felt that they should include the local aspects of broadcasting for the Yankees for this special game, as the YES Network was not allowed to cover the game.
Since the late 1990s, Kay and Sterling have co-emceed such events as the Yankees’ annual Old-Timers’ Day ceremony as well as players’ number retirements, anniversary celebrations for the team’s World Series victories, and the City Hall celebrations after Yankees’ World Series victories.
Other announcing work
Kay and Sterling also provided play-by-play commentary for Nintendo 64’s All-Star Baseball video games from 1999 to 2001. In addition to his Yankees work, Kay has called play-by-play of several postseason games on ESPN Radio, including the 2008 NLDS between the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers, the 2013 ALDS between the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics, and Game 3 of the 2016 ALDS between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays.
Michael Kay Net Worth
Kay has garnered the colossal amount of salary and fortune through his glorious career as a sportscaster. He is also the recipient of the 11th annual Vin Scully Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting. A long-run broadcaster of New York Yankees, Kay has established himself as a well-known personality in sports journalism.
Worked for multiple prints and televisions, he has bucked up a huge chunk of money through his radio tenure. Kay is a play-by-play announcer and radio talk show host who has a net worth of $3 million dollars.
Michael Kay Show
The Michael Kay Show is a sports radio talk show airing on the New York City radio station WEPN-FM 98.7 ESPN New York, hosted by New York Yankees television play-by-play broadcaster Michael Kay, New York Rangers pre and post-game radio host Don La Greca, and WWE Network and Hot 97 radio host Peter Rosenberg. The show can also be heard on Sirius XM Radio channel 202. The show is also simulcast on television station YES Network.
The show began airing on the radio in 2002, and on TV in 2014. On his radio show, Kay delves into a variety of topics related to current sports, especially those notable in the New York area. Kay also touches on non-sports topics in popular culture and public controversy on occasion.
Michael Kay, principal host
Don La Greca
Peter Rosenberg, The Evening Nightly News (ENN); Formerly known for his “What You Need To Know” updates