Over the past decade Mike Breen has emerged as one of the NBA’s signature voices. Breen is currently the lead play-by-play announcer for the New York Knicks telecasts on MSG. He shares the TV booth with Knicks great, Walt “Clyde” Frazier. This is the 17th year that the duo has been doing games together for both Knicks radio and TV. Breen also currently serves as the veteran broadcaster and lead voice for the NBA including the Finals for ABC and ESPN.
During his time with MSG, which began in 1992, Breen has handled the play-by-play radio broadcast for the New York Knicks and also called play-by-play for the New York Liberty in 1997.
Earlier in his career, Breen worked for the widely popular “Imus in the Morning” radio program in New York on WFAN for 14 years. He also called play-by-play for the NFL on NBC and Fox.
The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association recognized his talents in 1998 naming him “Broadcaster of the Year” in New York State.
He has broadcast five of the Olympic games for NBC, doing men’s and women’s basketball at four of the summer Olympics. Most recently he served as a play-by-play announcer for men's and women's basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Breen began his broadcasting career shortly after graduation from Fordham University, serving as a newscaster and sportscaster for WEOK/WPDH Radio in Poughkeepsie, NY. Soon after, he began working as a television commentator for Marist College basketball games on the Colony Sports Network, while also serving as analyst for Seton Hall basketball on radio.
Breen, who is a four time New York Emmy nominee in the category of “On-Camera Talent: Sports Play-by-Play,” took home his first win in 2009 where he was recognized for his work with the New York Knicks on MSG.
Among the many charities Breen is involved with, his favorites are St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital and The Miracle Foundation. Also, a running enthusiast, he has completed three New York City Marathons.
Breen lives with his wife Rosanne, sons Michael and Matthew, and daughter Nicole on Long Island.