One of the most versatile sports broadcasters in the country, Kenny Albert has become a fixture in the New York Rangers radio booth calling the play-by-play action since 1995. Albert, who has called all four major sports during his professional career, has described the action for over 1,000 professional hockey games over the last two decades. Additionally, Albert is a contributor to MSG.com where you can find him frequently blogging on the Rangers.
One of the most versatile sports broadcasters in the country, Kenny Albert has become a fixture in the New York Rangers radio booth, calling the play-by-play action since 1995. He has also appeared on MSG Network’s Knicks telecasts for select games since the 2008-09 season. Albert, the only play-by-play broadcaster who currently calls all four major sports, has described the action for over 1,000 professional hockey games over the last two decades. In 2010 he called the historic 3D telecast between the Rangers and NY Islanders. In addition, Albert is a contributor to MSG.com where you can find him blogging about the Knicks and Rangers.
Albert has also been an announcer for FOX Sports since 1994. He was named one of the network’s original NFL play-by-play broadcasters when FOX acquired the rights to the National Football Conference in 1994. Albert is currently a member of the network's "B" crew with analysts Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa, and has called post-season games each of the last four years. He has also been calling Major League Baseball on various FOX networks for 14 seasons, including the last ten seasons on the Saturday Game of the Week.
Since joining MSG Network in 1995, Albert has served a variety of roles. Aside from handling the Knicks and Rangers television and radio duties, he has called Knicks summer league basketball, Liberty basketball, numerous high school and college basketball games, Islanders hockey and Golden Gloves boxing.
Albert called his first NHL game on December 2, 1989 (NY Islanders at Winnipeg) at the age of 21. Before joining the Rangers in 1995, he spent two seasons as the voice of the American Hockey League’s Baltimore Skipjacks (1990-92). He called television play-by-play for the Washington Capitals for three seasons (1992-95) on Home Team Sports, where he also filled in on Washington Bullets and Baltimore Orioles telecasts. Albert called the Rangers-Vancouver Stanley Cup Final series for NHL Radio in 1994, as well as the Devils-Red Wings Cup series in 1995. He has also called NHL games on ESPN2 (1993-94) and OLN (2005-06).
Albert has called men's and women's ice hockey at the last three Winter Olympics for NBC: 2002 in Salt Lake City; 2006 in Turin, Italy; and 2010 in Vancouver.
Albert also called five seasons of the NHL on FOX (1995-99) and hosted the NTRA on FOX thoroughbred horseracing series in 1999 and 2000. He also called play-by-play at two Sugar Bowls (2007 and 2009), the 2008 Orange Bowl, and the 2008 Pro Bowl for FOX. Albert called play-by-play for the 3D telecasts of the 2009 BCS National Championship Game and 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He also handled the post-game clubhouse trophy presentations following the 2003, 2004 and 2009 American League Championship Series.
Albert has appeared as himself in two movies: GameDay (starring Richard Lewis) and Juwanna Mann (starring Vivica A. Fox). He graduated from New York University in 1990, and lives in New Jersey with wife Barbara and daughters Amanda and Sydney.