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Kenny Albert (born in 1968), son of sportscasting legend Marv Albert, is a sportscaster in his own right. Kenny is a play-by-play announcer and field-level reporter for Fox's coverage of Major League Baseball and the NFL, as well as OLN's NHL coverage. He has done work for NBC's Olympics coverage, as a play-by-play announcer for men's and women's ice hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He has also been the New York Rangers radio voice since the 1995-96 season, a job once held by his father. Previously, he handled radio play-by-play for the Washington Capitals and Bullets (now Wizards). 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Jewish-American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member in the Basketball Hall of Fame. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... OLN (formerly known as the Outdoor Life Network until July 2005) is a cable television channel owned by Comcast. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The XIX Olympic Winter Games were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in New York City, New York. ...


Trivia

  • His father gave him a tape recorder for his fifth birthday to practice his broadcasting.
  • On his sixth birthday, his father took him along to a New York Rangers game. One of the statisticians had to leave in the middle of the game so Kenny got to do the stats for the rest of the game (1974). At fourteen, he became the official statistician for the New York Rangers on the radio. At sixteen, he wrote content for the New York Rangers program.
  • He graduated New York University (NYU) in 1990 with a degree in broadcasting and journalism.

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Kenny Albert at AllExperts (317 words)
Kenny Albert (born in 1968), son of sportscasting legend Marv Albert, is a sportscaster in his own right.
Kenny is a play-by-play announcer and field-level reporter for Fox's coverage of Major League Baseball and the NFL, as well as selected games of The NHL On OLN.
Kenny Albert also does college basketball for ESPN Plus.
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