Michael Kay Biography and Wiki
Michael Kay is an American sports journalist who currently is a play-play announcer for the New York American Show and the host on YES Network. He also hosts The Michael Kay Show on WEPN-FM in New York.
He first attended Bronx High School for his high school studies. From there, he joined Fordham University where he graduated with a degree in mass communication.
Michael Kay Age and Birthday
He was born on February 2, 1961, in Bronx, New York, United States of America. Michael is 60 years old as of 2021.
Michael Kay Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches tall.
Michael Kay Family
His parents are currently not known to the public. On the other hand, Michael has a younger brother by the name of Kay jr and one sister, Debbie Kay.
Michael Kay Wife
He is married to his wife Jodi Applegate, a famous journalist in the United States of America. The couple has been together since February 2011 and the two have two kids, Caledonia Rose and Charlie Applegate.
Michael Kay Salary
Working as a professional play-by-play announcer, Michael happens to be the highest-paid announcer with around $2 Million annually.
Michael Kay Net Worth
His net worth ranges from $1 Million and $5 Million as of 2021. This is estimated from his career as a play-by-play announcer and former baseball player.
Michael Kay Uncle
ESPN host Michael, who calls Yankees games on YES Network, opened his show on Friday by paying tribute to his uncle, Danny Aiello, who passed away Thursday night in New Jersey.
Michael Kay New York Post 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 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 Network Yankee reporter starting in 1989.
In 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.
The Michael Kay Show
In 2002, he began hosting a drive-time talk show on WEPN. The show is now co-hosted by Don La Greca and Peter Rosenberg. That same year, he also hosts the YES Network’s CenterStage, a sports and entertainment interview-format show.
During past baseball seasons, Kay frequently broadcast live from the vicinity of the stadium that the Yankees were playing in that evening.
From 2009 until 2011, the 6:00 hour had been co-titled New York Baseball Tonight throughout the baseball season. Kay did not usually appear during that hour if he was broadcasting a Yankee game that evening. Don La Greca often hosted this segment and appeared with Kay on the rest of The Michael Kay Show.
Is Michael Kay still on YES Network?
The longtime voice of the New York Yankees on the YES Network, Michael Kay has also been sitting down with some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment, and politics as the host of “CenterStage” for the past two decades. You can also hear Kay on his afternoon show on ESPN Radio in New York City.