Who is Michael Barkann?
Michael Barkann is an American sportscaster. He works as a sports host, anchor, and reporter for NBC Sports Philadelphia. Whenever the team is in or near the playoffs, Mike serves as the host and is in charge of the Postgame Live shows for the Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers.
He started his career at NBC News in Washington, D.C. as a desk assistant. He then proceeded to New Jersey Network in Trenton, where he initially worked off-camera. A few months later, Barkann transferred to Philadelphia’s KYW-TV to work as a sports reporter.
After working for KYW-TV for five years, his contract was not extended; as a result, he moved to Boston to work as the sports director at WLVI-TV. He subsequently received “an extraordinary opportunity” and went back to Philadelphia, where he started his current job as a host/reporter at NBC Sports Philadelphia in 1997.
Michael Barkann Age
Barkann is 62 years old. He was born on April 30, 1960, in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States.
Michael Barkann Height
Barkann stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Michael Barkann Education
Barkann graduated in 1982 from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism.
Michael Barkann Wife
Barkann is married to Ellen Barkann. They live in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Ellen played a crucial role in the establishment of The Philadelphia Sports Group, which acts as a talent marketing firm for regional and professional athletes as well as sports media personnel.
In the first months of 2013, the couple established the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation. The foundation aims to give hope to families who have been devastated by a loved one’s sudden illness or death around the Delaware Valley.
Two of their notable occasions came during their annual golf outing in May and Holiday Hearts, which gave tens of thousands of dollars to five families for Christmas in 2013.
Michael Barkann Nationality
Barkann holds American nationality. He is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
Michael Barkann Annual Salary
Barkann earns an average salary of $78, 786. He works as a sports host, anchor, and reporter for NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Michael Barkann NBC
Barkann launched the network as the Daily News Live host on October 1, 1997. The popularity of his Daily News Live inspired other SportsNet stations to launch similar projects.
Prior to hosting Phillies Postgame Live, he had a memorable occasion when he and former Phillies all-stars Ricky Bottalico and Darren Daulton watched Game 4 of the 2009 NLCS from their set.
Barkann and the team erupted in celebration when Jimmy Rollins smacked a stunning walk-off double to the gap in right-center. During the 2010 postseason, the Phillies’ pregame montage that was displayed on their video screen at Citizens Bank Park included the film.
Additionally, he has held other major roles throughout his career. Most notably, he covered the U.S. Open Tennis Championships for USA Network from 1991 through 2008 as a field reporter. In 2009, ESPN took over the broadcasting, and Barkann was dropped.
Michael Barkann Net Worth
Barkann has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million. He has generated his wealth from his career as a sports journalist.
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Which High School Did Michael from NBS Sports Attend?
Michael Attended East Brunswick High School in Middlesex County, New Jersey. He was an outstanding long-distance runner in spring track & cross country, graduating with the class of 1978.