Michael Kay

Michael Neil Kay has been was born on February 2 of 1961, in the city of Bronx, in the state of New York (United States); He has a degree in Communications from the “Fordham University”. He has been known as a multi-tasking man since he is a journalist, interviewer, radio host, and baseball announcer.

In actuality, Kay is the “Play-by-Play” announcer for the New York Yankees since 1990; he is also host of the center stage for YES network and the host of “Michael Kay Show” which also simulcasts on ESPN Xtra on XM satellite Radio.

Personal Life:

Key was a single man until he met the television Journalist “Jodi Applegate”; they got married on February 12, 2011. The couple decided to have children a couple months after they got married, Applegate give to birth on January 5, 2013 to their first baby girl, Caledonia Rose; and then after that they tried again and their son, Charles Applegate, was born on November 12,2014.

He has stated in several times that the path to his success was not as easy and nice as it seems now; he says it took a lot of hard work and sacrifices. His first job was as a writer in the Famous Newspaper “New York Post” in 1982, he was assigned as the basketball and baseball sports writer, something he always loved. Then while he was working as a writer in that newspaper, there was an opportunity that was presented to him as an announcer for the New York Yankees; He also worked for important channels like ESPN and MSNBC

Kay is characterized by his funny and humble personality which makes him very famous and loved by his fans even in social networks; he is one of those who posts photos and tweets about his personal life and about the places he goes with such simplicity; that’s one of the reasons why people love him so much, because even when he is a successful man, he’s always interested in having a good relationship with his fans.

Net Worth:

Throughout his entire career, he has had a lot of success thanks to his hard work and unstoppable passion for journalism and sports. He has a very good salary which he receives from “YES Network”. Currently he has a Net Worth of approximately 3 million U.S dollars which we are completely sure will be more in the several coming years.


Michael Kay has been nominated to a lot of awards. Kay used to be on the MSG work team that won an Emmy for the famous show “Outstanding Live Sports Coverage”. Kay also received the “Dick Young Award for Excellence in Sports Media” in 1995 and the “Best Sports Reporter” award in 2000; he was also nominated in 2007 for a number of New York Emmy Awards and it was because of his work with “YES Network”.

He has been for sure one of the best sports announcers in the history. He stated he is happy with who he is, with his wife, his two children, his career and with the fortune he has built with his hard work through all these years.

Last Modified: Mar 14, 2020

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