Linda Anne Stamaton is the wife of American sportscaster Al Michaels. She was born in the 1940s, but little about her parents and siblings is known. Linda has supported her husband throughout his career as she cared for the kids while Al Michaels was out there working to feed his family.
Linda Anne Stamaton married Al Michaels on August 27, 1966; at the time of their union, Michaels was 21. The couple has been together since 1966, and marriage has spanned over five decades. The two have two children together: a daughter named Jennifer and a son called Steven.
Linda’s children are all grown up; her son Steven is the chief executive officer and president of Asylum Entertainment, an independent film company in Los Angeles, California.
Linda’s husband was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Los Angeles, California, with his family in the late 1950s. Growing up, Michaels was a great sports enthusiast and a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. He went to Alexander Hamilton High School, after which he joined Arizona State University, where he majored in radio and television.
While at Arizona State University, Linda Anne Stamaton’s husband worked for The State Press as a sports writer. Upon completing his university education, Linda’s husband started working for Chuck Barris Productions, where he hosted The Dating Game. In 1967, Al Michaels landed his first sporting job as a public relations sportscaster for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Her Husband’s Career
After getting his first sportscasting job, Linda’s husband worked as a color commentator alongside veteran announcer Chick Hearn. After working for a few games, Michaels was fired, with Chick Hearn claiming he was unhappy working with someone so young.
Months later, Linda’s husband landed a job as a sports anchor for KHVH-TV, where he called play-by-play for the University of Hawaii’s football team and Hawaii Islanders. Due to his commitment, Linda’s husband was named Hawaii’s sportscaster of the year. After a successful spell at KHVH-TV, Michaels moved to Cincinnati, where he was a play-by-play announcer for Cincinnati Reds.
After the death of NBC announcer Bill Enis in 1973, Linda’s husband was employed to replace him. He worked for NBC announcing the San Francisco Giants’s games. In 1975, Michaels left NBC and joined CBS Sports, where he worked for a year before moving to ABC Sports. Linda’s husband’s tenure with ABC Sports lasted close to three decades.
In 2006, after working at ABC Sports for 29 years, he moved to NBC Sports and has been working there for over fifteen years.
Net Worth of Linda’s Husband
Linda’s husband started working at an early age, and over time, he has worked with various stations announcing and commentating on different basketball, baseball, and football games. During his career, which has spanned over five decades, he has amassed a lot of wealth, with his net worth estimated to be 40 million dollars.
Where is Linda Anne Stamaton Now?
Linda Anne Stamaton does not like making public appearances as she prefers to lead a private life. She currently resides in her home in Los Angeles with her husband. Linda is probably spending her time with her grandkids.