Who is Linda Anne Stamaton?
Linda was born in Los Angeles, California USA, in 1944 – she hasn’t shared her exact date of birth with the public, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Capricorn, and she holds American nationality. She’s a housewife, and is probably only known for being the wife of popular American TV sportscaster Al Michaels.
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Early life and education
Linda was raised in Los Angeles, by her mother and father about whom not a lot is known, because she respects their privacy; it’s believed that they were both involved in real estate. Linda hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, so most of her fans believe that she’s an only child.
She had a rather normal childhood, and studied at Hamilton High School; Linda was interested in a couple of activities during her four years there, as she enjoyed playing volleyball with her friends, practiced creative writing, and appeared in a couple of school plays.
She matriculated in 1962, and because she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s widely believed that she hasn’t attended college.
Linda hasn’t shared any details about her career with the public, and it’s believed that she has been a housewife since she married Al, wanting to be at home with her children while they were growing up.
Love life and marriage with Al Michaels
Both Linda and Al prefer to keep the details of their love life to themselves, but have still allowed their fans to have a glimpse into it. The two met in the early ‘60s, and while neither has shared how and where, it’s believed that they were introduced by a mutual friend at a party. Linda and Al exchanged vows on 27 August 1966, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members.
In the following 10 years, Linda gave birth to their daughter Jennifer – who’s today a married woman with children of her own – and to their son Steven, who’s now the CEO and president of the Los Angeles company Asylum Entertainment.
Neither Linda nor Al have spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, and as of May 2022, Linda’s married to Al Michaels, and they have two children together; Linda and Al live in Brentwood, California.
Hobbies and other interests
Linda’s a philanthropist, and she and her husband have attended various fundraising events, while they‘ve also donated money to a couple of charity organizations aiming to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children.
She’s into travelling, and has vacationed all around the world with her husband, while her dream travel destination is believed to be Paris, France.
Linda’s a cat lover, and has had several.
Although she was physically quite active in her 20s and 30s, having a couple of training sessions at the gym every week and occasionally playing sports with her friends, Linda no longer works out nowadays.
She enjoys watching romantic comedy movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, while a couple of her favorite films include “Sleepless in Seattle”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, and “You’ve Got Mail”.
Age, height and net worth
Linda is either 77 or 78 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).
As of May 2022, Linda doesn’t seem to have her own independent net worth, while her husband Al’s wealth has been estimated at over $6 million.
Who is her husband Al?
Alan Richard ‘Al’ Michaels was born in Brooklyn, New York City USA, on 12 November 1944 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio, and he holds American nationality. He’s been working as a sportscaster since 1971, probably known best for the three decades he spent working at ABC Sports, between 1977 and 2006.
Al was raised alongside his younger siblings, David and Susan, in New York City, by their father Jay Leonard Michaels and mother Lila Roginsky; when Al was 14, the family moved to Los Angeles. He studied at Alexander Hamilton School, and was interested in numerous activities during his four years there, while he mostly enjoyed watching Major League Baseball (MLB) with his father. Upon matriculating in 1962, Al enrolled at Arizona State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in radio and television in 1966; during his time at uni, he worked for the student newspaper “The State Press”, and called his university’s football, baseball and basketball teams’ games for the campus radio.
Al launched his career in 1966, when invited to choose the women to appear in the TV game-show “The Dating Game”, then became a sportscaster in the following year, when invited to work as a color commentator and do public relations for the National Basketball Association (NBA) team, the Los Angeles Lakers. Al moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1968, and became a sports anchor at the TV station KHVH, before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1971, when offered work as a play-by-play radio announcer for the Cincinnati Reds of MLB.
Al joined ABC Sports in 1977, and became their lead baseball announcer in 1983; he covered numerous other sports during the years that he worked for ABC Sports, including college football, college basketball, and Olympic Games.
Al moved to NBC Sports in August 2006, after ABC had lost broadcasting rights to National Football League (NFL), and he became a co-host of their show “Sunday Night Football”; he co-hosted it with John Madden until 15 April 2009, when John was replaced by Cris Collinsworth. Al called his first Super Bowl (XLIII) on 1 February 2009, then also Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, XLIX in 2015, LII in 2018 and LVI in 2022.
He’s also covered Winter Olympics for the network, as well as boxing and baseball.
He’s also a bit of an author, as he published his autobiography “You Can’t Make This Up: Memories and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television” in 2014.
Al has received many awards and accolades for his work as a sportscaster, including five Sports Emmy Awards, three National Sportscaster of the Year Awards, and a 2002 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. He also has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has been inducted into the Pete Rozelle Radio & Television Award – Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Ford C. Frick’s Baseball Hall of Fame.
Al was arrested on 21 April 2013, after having been caught driving while intoxicated, and was sentenced to do 80 hours of community work.