Sportscaster: Sunday Night Football
Career Highlights: One of the most renowned sports broadcasters of all time, Al Michaels is starting his 12th season as the play-by-play voice of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” Michaels also calls the network’s “Thursday Night Football” series. Michaels has covered more major sports events than any sportscaster, including 20 years as the play-by-play voice of “Monday Night Football.” He is the only commentator to call the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and host the Stanley Cup Final for network television. Among his many accolades, Michaels has won seven Emmy Awards – six for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play and one in 2011 for the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013, Michaels was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the prestigious Pete Rozelle Radio & Television Award, the Television Academy Hall of Fame, and the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. He was inducted in the NSSA Hall of Fame in 1998. Michaels earned his first Sportscaster of the Year award in 1980, the year he made his memorable call, “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” on the U.S. men’s hockey team’s dramatic upset win over the USSR at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics.