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Kenny Albert (born Kenny Aufrichtig; February 2, 1968, in New York, New York), is an American sportscaster and the son of sportscaster Marv Albert.

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Biography

Early life

His dad 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 14, he became the official statistician for the New York Rangers on the radio. At 16, he wrote content for the New York Rangers program. Aside from his father, his idol was Vancouver Canucks play-by-play broadcaster Jim Robson.

He graduated from New York University (NYU) in 1990 with a degree in broadcasting and journalism. Albert worked in the sports department at WNYU Radio. He is a frequent guest on WNYU's sports talk program, The Cheap Seats.

He has also made many appearances on the popular New York sports internet radio show Sports Heaven with Mark and Evan.

Broadcasting career

Kenny is the radio voice of the New York Rangers, as well as a play-by-play announcer and field-level reporter for Fox's coverage of Major League Baseball, the NFL, and the Sugar Bowl. When Fox had the network contract for the National Hockey League in the 1990s, Albert also worked on Fox NHL Saturday telecasts.

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 and 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Previously, he handled radio play-by-play for the Washington Capitals and Bullets (now Wizards).

Kenny Albert also does college basketball for ESPN Plus, and is a substitute play-by-play announcer for televised New York Knicks games on MSG Network.

Four sports in four days

In October 25, 2009 Albert called the play-by-play of the Minnesota Vikings - Pittsburgh Steelers NFL game for Fox and then hosted the New York Yankees locker room celebration after clinching the American League Championship Series that night. The following night he broadcast a Rangers game on radio and on October 28, he called the play-by-play of the New York Knicks season opener on MSG.[1]

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