Marv Albert (Sportscaster) Bio, Age, Height, Sexual Assault, Wife, Son, Career, Education, Net Worth and Retirement

Marv Albert Biography

Marv Albert

Marv Albert is an American sportscaster ( born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig ). He is honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, he is commonly referred to as “the voice of basketball”. From 1967 to 2004, he was also known as “the voice of the New York Knicks”. Albert worked for Turner Sports, serving as lead announcer for NBA games on TNT.

In addition to calling both professional and college basketball, he has experience announcing other sports such as American football, ice hockey, horse racing, boxing, and tennis.

Albert has called the play-by-play of eight Super Bowls, NBA Finals, and seven Stanley Cup Finals. He has also called the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for TNT with Jim Courier and Mary Carillo.

Further, he also worked as a co-host and reporter for two World Series (1986 and 1988).Albert retired on My 2021 following the 2021 playoffs.

Game 6 of the 2021NBA Eastern Conference Finals between Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks, was the last game that Albert called.

Marv Albert Age

The American sportscaster was born on June 12, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York, NY. He is 82 years old as of 2023.

Marv Albert Height

Have you been wondering how tall is Marv Albert? well, am glad to inform you that you are at the right place. The news anchor has a standing height of  5feet 6 inches.

Albert’s Family

While growing up, his family members owned a grocery store named Autfrichtigs on Brighton Beach Avenue. His younger brothers, Steve Albert and Al Albert are both announcers and sports commentators.

The former was the Phoenix Suns play-by-play announcer before his retirement, while the latter was the former play-by-play announcer for the New York Nest.

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Marv Albert, Hall of Fame N.B.A. Sportscaster, Is Retiring - The New York  Times

Albert’s Wife

Are you asking yourself questions wondering if Albert is married, yes he is and furthermore married twice; his first marriage was with Benita Oberlander in 1965.

The couple had four children together, Kenny, Denise, Brian, and Jackie but they both went their separate ways in 1992 for undisclosed reasons best known to them.

Heather Faulkner started dating Albert after his split with his wife and the two tied the knot on September 9, 1998, in New York.

Faulkner who was born in October 1957 was a freelance television producer for ESPN’s Outside the Lines. The two are still happily married. some of Marv Albert’s children followed in his footsteps; his first son and the most popular of Albert kids, Kenny Albert is also a well-known sportscaster.

And he currently does play-by-play for the major professional sports league in the US and Canada (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL).

He was born on February 2, 1968, and is married to Barbara Wolf. They have two daughters (Amanda and Sydney) together.

Marv Albert Education

Albert attended Abraham Lincoln High School.He then attended the Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communication from 1960 to 1963 and later the New York University in 1965.

 He then graduated from New York University in 1965.

Net worth

For someone who has been at the pinnacle of his craft for many years, it is no surprise that Marv has amassed more-than-average earnings. Marv Albert net worth is $25 million and his estimated annual salary is around $2 million.

Albert on Sexual Assault

In 1997,Albert was accused of sexually assaulting a 42 year old woman named Vanessa Perhach.DNA testing linked Albert to genetic material taken from semen in Perhach’s underwear.

During the trial, testimony was presented from another woman ,Patricia Masden, who told the jury Albert had bitten her on two different occasions in 1993 and in 1994,which she viewed as unwanted sexual advances.

Marv Albert Career

Albert began his career as a ball boy for the York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. He was then an assistant for Marty Glickman.

Moreover, Albert did his first calling for the Knicks on January 27, 1963, over WCBS Radio when Glickman was on a visit to Europe.

Since this breakthrough, he has been the voice of the Knicks for 35 years starting from 1967 on radio and television.

However, he lost his job in 2004 when he openly criticized the Knicks’ poor performance on air. Besides, Albert also anchored MSG’s former nightly sports news report.

Too, he also appeared on Letterman’s Late Show hosted by David Letterman, his segment was called the Albert Achievement Awards.

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Albert was arrested for sexual assault and was charged with forcible sodomy in 1997. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery charged and received a 12-month suspended sentence. accordingly, he lost his job with NBC due to the scandal, however, Albert later resumed work for NBC after two years and was the Network leading play-by-play man for two seasons and the finals (2000-2001, 2001-2002). Albert called the Monday Night Football and was the main play by play voice for Westwood One radio network’s NFL coverage from 2002 to 2009. He joined CBS Sports on June 6; 2011 and was usually paired with Rich Gammon to call  The NFL on CBS. Although,he resigned from The NFL on CBS on May 29, 2014, to concentrate on basketball duties for TNT and CBS

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Marv Albert has no idea where the 3-point line is in Bucks-Celtics game and fans are annoyed

Albert is off to a rough start in TNT’s broadcast of the pivotal Bucks-Celtics Game 4 in Boston and it’s been pretty hard to watch.

I’ll preface this by saying that Marv is one of the best to ever call NBA and has masterfully called a huge number of legendary games.

Which makes this kind of stuff, which has been happening for a while now for the great play-by-play guy, all that harder to watch.

Because the legendary Marv Albert didn’t make these egregious mistakes. It didn’t take long for Marv to make two pretty obvious mistakes Monday night.

He initially thought two shots by the Bucks were 3-pointers when they clearly weren’t.

Last Updated On: 4th October, 2023