|Celebrated Name:||Michael Kay|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Michael Niel Kay|
|Age:||59 years old|
|Birth Date:||February 2, 1961|
|Birth Place:||Bronx, New York|
|Children:||Caledonia Rose, Charles Applegate|
|Is Michael Kay Gay?:||NO|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$4 Million|
|Last Updated:||January 2021|
Michael Kay is not a familiar face in the sports world, and this is because he is a well-known American television play-by-play broadcaster of the New York Yankees and the host for the center stage on YES Network and also the host of The Michael Kay Show on WEPN-FM.
Maybe you know about Michael Kay very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Michael Kay’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
On February 2, 1961, Michael Niel Kay was in the city of Bronx, New York. His parents’ names and occupations have not been disclosed.
Kay grew up and spent most of his childhood days in the Bronx, and he attended Bronx High School of Science, where he began reporting as a youth, then he proceeded to Fordham University for WFUV, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.
Kay is a married man; he is married to Jodi Applegate on February 12, 2011. It was officiated by former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Some of the guests were actors such as Robert DeNiro Bobby Cannavale and Danny Aiello, who is his uncle. Others included former Yankees such as Al Leiter, Tino Martine, and Paul O`Neill.
The couple has been blessed with two children, a daughter Caledonia Rose who was born on January 5, 2013, and a son, Charles Applegate, who was conceived on November 12, 2014.
Last year on July 3, 2019, it was said that Kay would undergo vocal cord Surgery; this would keep him out of the broadcasting booth from early July till late August. He later went back to his radio on the 26th.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on February 2, 1961, Michael Kay is 59 years old as of 15th January 2021. His height is 1.6m, and his weight is 69kg.
In 1982 is when Kay began his professional career, with the New York Post, he was a general assignment writer, mostly with sports assignments to college basketball, the National Basketball Association, and the New Jersey Nets. In 1987, he got the Yankees` beat writing assignment. Two years later, he left the position for the Daily News, but still working primarily on the Yankees. In the same year 1989, Kay also served as the Madison Square Garden Network Yankee reporter.
In the year 1992, Kay spent ten years with his partner Sterling as the radio announcers of the New York Yankees team on WABC to 2001. On the basketball season, the two hosted “Yankee Talk,” which was a weekend pre-game radio show, from 1992-1993 Kay hosted his own show on WABC and at the same time continued as a sports reporter on ABC Radio. In 2002, when WCBS got the radio rights to the Yankees broadcasts, he moved to the YES Network on television while his partner remained on the radio. Kay has been on the play-by-play television announcer ever since.
He has worked on YES with different partners, sometimes with three or four different partners in the same season, most of them have been former professional players like Ken Singleton, David Cone, Al Leiter, Paul O`Neill, Jim Kaat, John Flaherty, Joe Girardi, Lou Piniella, and Bobby Murcer. On September 21, 2008, he also joined Jon Miller and Joe Morgan to call the seventh inning of ESPN`s broadcast during the final home game at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.
Kay began hosting a drive-time talk show on WEPN, and the show now is co-hosted by Don La Greca and Peter Rosenberg, as well as CentreStage on YES Network in the same year, which is a sports and entertainment interview-format show.
Awards & Achievements
Michael Kay won one New York Emmy for his works with the YES Network as part of the team of the NYY broadcast. Kay was nominated for a number of New York Emmy Awards for his works with the YES Network, and this was for both Yankee’s Broadcasts and for his interview program “CentreStage.”
He was also among the team that won an Emmy for outstanding Live Sports Coverage-Series in 1998.
Net Worth & Salary of Michael Kay in 2021
Michael Kay has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He has made his million-dollar empire through is play-by-play broadcasting works throughout his career. He has not revealed the exact amount of money he earns, as well as his net worth. However, it is clear that he lives well-meaning he earns a good income.
Michael Kay is among one of the few people who spot their passion from a tender age, and this is because he began reporting as a youth when he was just in High school and followed it up in the years that followed in his career.