Mike Breen Biography
Mike Breen is an American lead announcer for New York Knicks games on the MSG Network and a play-by-play sports commentator for NBA on ABC and ESPN. He is also a former play-by-play announcer for the preseason games of the New York Giants.
Mike Breen Career
For his education, Breen is a proud graduate of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic grammar school. He is also a 1979 alumnus of Salesian High School and a 1983 grad of Fordham University. Breen holds a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality.
Breen is in his 30th season as an NBA broadcaster, as of the 2021-2022 season of NBA. He has worked for NBC as an NBA and WNBA broadcaster. Since the year 2006, Breen has been the lead play-by-play announcer for the NBA Finals on ABC. He has called regular NFL season games for NFL on NBC and NFL on Fox.
Breen started his career at WFAN in New York, where he worked as a radio announcer with the Knicks for half a decade (1992-1997). There she got a promotion to TV play-by-play upon the firing of Marv Albert, following his infamous sex scandal. In the year 1999, Breen became Marv’s backup upon his return and later became the lead play-by-play upon Marv’s 2nd dismissal in the year 2004.
Breen took the role of the lead broadcaster for the NBA in February 2006. Breen started his career in broadcasting in the year 1985, when he worked as a play-by-play for the Marist College Red Foxes basketball team. He is well-known for yelling the word “BANG!” which originated from his time at Fordham University. Breen used to yell the word when a player would nail a big shot. He also yelled the word when announcing basketball games in the booth. Since then, he has been famous for that word.
Breen has also announced 5 Olympic Games: 4 Summer Olympics and 1 Winter Olympics. He was the play-by-play announcer for both the women’s and men’s basketball, at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia; the 2008 Summer Olympics; the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia; and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. He announced ski jumping at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Breen has also worked on radio stations. He started his radio career at WNBC in New York. in the early 1980s. He also served as an often substitute for Dave Sims as host of “SportsNight” on WNBC. For 12 years (1988-2000), he worked for nationally syndicated Imus on the Morning talk/comedy radio program, and WFAN. There he did sports segments.
Mike Breen Age
Breen is 61 years old as of 2022. He was born on May 22, 1961, in Yonkers, New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 22nd of May every year.
Mike Breen Height
Breen stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m).
Mike Breen Family
Breen was born to his loving parents whose names are unknown at the moment. He has managed to keep his personal life quite private from the limelight, hence it is not known whether he has any siblings.
Mike Breen Wife
Breen is married to Rosanne. They tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony. The date of the wedding is unknown. There is also no information about their engagement. They first met at a sports event in the United States.
Mike Breen Children
Breen and his wife Rosanne take great pride in being dad and mom to their 3 children; Nicole (daughter), Michael (son), and Matt (son). Breen likes spending his spare time with his kids and husband. The family happily lives in Long Island, New York.
Mike Breen Net Worth
Breen has an annual estimated net worth ranging from $1 Million – $5 Million.
Mike Breen Glickman
Breen has been featured in the movie (Documentary) “Glickman.” The film was released on August 26, 2013, and it is about James L. Freedman (Filmmaker) examining the life of a pioneer in sports broadcasting and star athlete, Marty Glickman.