Began a lengthy career at Madison Square Garden as a New York Knicks ball boy, then as an assistant for basketball radio play-by-play man Marty Glickman. Marv was the voice of the Knicks from 1967 to 2004 and the voice of hockey's New York Rangers from 1965 to '95.
Appeared regularly on Late Night with David Letterman and on Letterman's Late Show, narrating sports blooper reels and commenting on other sports at large.
Called NBA and NFL games on NBC and the NBA for TNT and YES Network, along with Monday Night Football radio play-by-play. In addition to the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Playoffs, Albert's big-game experience includes work on the Super Bowl, World Series, Wimbledon and Breeders' Cup.
Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges in 1997 brought forth by a Virginia woman with whom he had a 10-year relationship. Albert was given a 12-month suspended sentence and was fired by NBC, only to be brought back for the 2000-01 NBA season.
Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame in 2006; has also been named New York State Sportscaster of the Year 20 times.
Coined signature phrases in basketball (Yesssss!) and hockey (Kick save, and a beauty!), while always injecting dry humor into a broadcast. Nicknamed long-time NBA partner Mike Fratello "the Czar of the Telestrator."
In 2011, joined CBS to do play-by-play coverage for NFL games.
Denise Albert — Daughter
Jackie — Daughter
Heather Faulkiner — Wife
Benita Oberlander — Ex-wife
Kenny Albert — Son
Brian Albert — Son
Steve Albert — Brother
Al Albert — Brother
Attended Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States; New York University, New York, New York, United States (1965)