Mike Breen Biography
Mike Breen is an American play-by-play sports commentator for NBA on ABC and is the lead announcer for New York Knicks games on the MSG Network. Additionally, he also calls NBA games for ESPN and was formally a play-by-play announcer for the New York Giants’ preseason games. Moreover, he also called regular NFL season games for both NFL on Fox and NFL on NBC.
Moreover, he was raised in Yonkers, N.Y., and attended St. Paul the Apostle Catholic grammar school. Furthermore, he is a 1979 graduate of Salesian High School and a 1983 graduate of Fordham, University.
He first worked with the Knits as a radio announcer for WFAN from 1992 to 1997, when he was promoted to television play-by-play upon Marv Albert’s firing following his infamous sex scandal. Additionally, he later became Albert’s back up upon his return in 1999, before finally becoming the lead play-by-play upon Albert’s second dismissal in 2004.
On February 8, 2006, with the departure of Al Michaels from the network, ABC announced that he would take over as the lead broadcaster for the NBA, including the NBA Finals. Furthermore, his broadcasting career started doing play-by-play for the Marist College Red Foxes basketball team in 1985.
Additionally, he has also the voice of the NBA Live, beginning with NBA Elite 11, alongside his usual ESPN partners Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy. However, the series was canceled indefinitely. He has also announced in five Olympic Games during his career, one Winter Olympics and four Summer Olympics.
Furthermore, he has been a fixture on the radio as well. Additionally, he began his professional radio career as a sportscaster on WNBC radio in the early 1980s and frequently substituted for Dave Sims as host of “SportsNight” on the station. From 1988 to 2000, he did the sports segment on the WFAN and nationally syndicated Imus in the Morning talk/comedy radio show.
He became noted for his deadpan delivery of false sports news, such as in the mid-1990s reported that in the previous night’s Mets game, “Félix Millán went 4-for-4 with 3 runs scored” (Millán retired in 1977).
Mike Breen Age
How old is Michael? Michael is 60 years old as of 2021. He was born on May 22, 1961, in New York City, New York, the United States. Additionally, he celebrates his birthday on May 22 every year.
Mike Breen’s Height
Breen stands at an average height and is of moderate weight. However, his exact body measurements are not known and will be updated as soon as the information is available.
Mike Breen Family
Breen has not shared any information on his parents and siblings. However, we are keeping close tabs and will update this section as soon as the information is available.
Mike Breen Wife
Breen is happily married to his supportive and caring wife Roseanne Breen. They met at a sporting event in the United States. Additionally, the two are blessed with three children namely, Michael Breen, Nicole Breen, and Matt Breen.
Mike Breen Net Worth
Breen has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $5 million. Additionally, his main source of income is his career as a sports commentator.
Mike Breen Salary
Breen receives an estimated annual salary of between $20, 000 to $100, 000.