Michael Kay Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Relationship, Net Worth.

Michael Kay

Michael Kay needs vocal cord surgery, will miss a month of Yankees games

YES, broadcaster Michael Kay will take a medical leave of absence after it was recommended he undergo surgery to correct an issue with his vocal cord, he announced Wednesday on Twitter. Kay, who missed Wednesday night’s Yankees-Mets game, said he expects to be out for around a month, an absence that will also keep him away from his weekday ESPN radio show.

“Those that follow me know that my jobs are the culmination of a child’s dream and I take this step with some fear but a strong belief in a doctor considered the best in his field,” Kay wrote on Twitter. “I love what I do and I appreciate all that enjoy what I do. “Thank you all so much for listening and watching throughout the years and please know it’s tearing me up to have to step away in the middle of a season but it’s the only way I can get better and avoid further problems.”

Ryan Ruocco will likely fill in for Kay on the Yankee telecasts. Kay has been a part of Yankees radio and television broadcasts since 1992. He’s the host of “CenterStage” on the YES Network and of “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN Radio. The news comes a day after The Post first reported longtime radio voice John Sterling’s three-decade streak of never having missed a game will end this weekend as Sterling takes some time off to focus on his health.

Michael Kay Biography

Michael Neil Kay (born February 2, 1961) is the television play-by-play broadcaster of the New York Yankees and host of CenterStageon the YES Network, and the host of The Michael Kay Show

heard on WEPN-FM in New York City (which began being simulcast on the YES Network in February 2014) and simulcast on ESPN Xtra on XM Satellite Radio.

Michael Kay Education

Kay grew up in a middle-class family in New York City, he attended Bronx High School of Science where he triggered his report passion in professionally. Later he joined Fordham University for working in varsity’s non-commercial radio station WFUV. He graduated with a bachelor degree in communications from the university.

Michael Kay Age

Kay was born on February 2, 1961, in Bronx, New York, U.S.

Michael Kay Family

Kay is the son of Rose Kay and her late husband. His uncle Danny Aiello is a prominent actor known for his roles in the movies like “The Godfather: Part II”, “The Front”, and “Moonstruck”. Older of two Kay children, he has a sister named Debbie Kay.

Michael Kay Marriage 

Kay married television journalist Jodi Applegate on February 12, 2011. Officiating was former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Guest include former Yankees such as Al Leiter, Tino Martinez, Paul O’Neil, and Danny Aiello. The couple has two children: a daughter, Caledonia Rose, born on January 5, 2013, and a son, Charlie Applegate, born November 12, 2014.

Michael Kay kids

Kay had a daughter, Callie, and a son, Charlie.

Michael Kay Height

 Michael Kay stands with the appealing height of 6 feet 4 Inches (1.93 m). His weight isn’t revealed

Michael Kay Career

Kay started his professional career with the New York Post in 1982 as a general assignment writer, with sports-specific assignments to college basketball, the National Basketball Association, and the New Jersey Nets coming over time. He received the Yankees’ beat writing the assignment in 1987. In 1989, Kay left the Post for the Daily News, still primarily working on the Yankees. At this time, Kay also served as the Madison Square Garden NetworkYankee reporter starting in 1989.

From 1992-99, he served as MSG’s locker room reporter for the New York Knicks. He had previously worked for the network as a contributor on the news-format sports show MSG SportsDesk. Kay left the Daily News to host a sports talk show on WABC in 1992, briefly returning to write “Kay’s Korner” for the Daily News in 1993, before taking the microphone job for radio broadcasts of New York Yankee games beside John Sterling.

Announcer for the New York Yankees (1992-present)

Kay spent a decade partnered with Sterling as the radio announcers of the team on WABC from 1992 to 2001. Kay and Sterling also paired together in 1998 for Sports Talk with John Sterling and Michael Kay, a nightly radio show which aired on WABC.

During the baseball season, the duo hosted Yankee Talk, a weekend pre-game radio show. From 1992 to 1993 Kay hosted his own show on WABC. Kay continued during that time as a spot reporter on ABC Radio, doing off-season shows with Sterling and as a fill-in sports reporter on WABC-TV.

When ESPN Radio began leasing (and later purchasing) WEVD radio in 2002, Kay was chosen to host a daily radio show on the newly rechristened “1050 ESPN Radio”.

When WCBS acquired the radio rights to the Yankees broadcasts in 2002, Kay moved to the debuting YES Network on television and Sterling remained on the radio. Kay has been the Yankees’ lead television play-by-play announcer ever since. Kay has worked with a series of partners on YES, often with three or four different partners in the same season.

Most have been former professional players, including Ken Singleton, David Cone, Al Leiter, Paul O’Neill, Jim Kaat, John Flaherty, Joe Girardi, Lou Piniella, and Bobby Murcer. Kay calls approximately 125 games a year for the YES Network and local television affiliates like Pix 11 in New York City.

In 2008, Major League Baseball invited Kay to call the Home Run Derby at Yankee Stadium during that year’s All-Star festivities. On September 21, 2008, he joined Jon Miller and Joe Morgan to call the seventh inning of ESPN’s broadcast of the final home game at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.

According to Miller, Kay was brought in because ESPN felt that they should include the local aspects of broadcasting for the Yankees for this special game, as the YES Network was not allowed to cover the game.

Since the late 1990s, Kay and Sterling have co-emceed such events as the Yankees’ annual Old-Timers’ Day ceremony as well as players’ number retirements, anniversary celebrations for the team’s World Series victories, and the City Hall celebrations after Yankees’ World Series victories.

Other announcing work

Kay and Sterling also provided play-by-play commentary for Nintendo 64’s All-Star Baseball video games from 1999 to 2001. In addition to his Yankees work, Kay has called play-by-play of several postseason games on ESPN Radio, including the 2008 NLDS between the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers, the 2013 ALDS between the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics, and Game 3 of the 2016 ALDS between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays.

Michael Kay Net Worth

Kay has garnered the colossal amount of salary and fortune through his glorious career as a sportscaster. He is also the recipient of the 11th annual Vin Scully Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting. A long-run broadcaster of New York Yankees, Kay has established himself as a well-known personality in sports journalism.

Worked for multiple prints and televisions, he has bucked up a huge chunk of money through his radio tenure. Kay is a play-by-play announcer and radio talk show host who has a net worth of $3 million dollars.

Michael Kay Show

The Michael Kay Show is a sports radio talk show airing on the New York City radio station WEPN-FM 98.7 ESPN New York, hosted by New York Yankees television play-by-play broadcaster Michael Kay, New York Rangers pre and post-game radio host Don La Greca, and WWE Network and Hot 97 radio host Peter Rosenberg. The show can also be heard on Sirius XM Radio channel 202. The show is also simulcast on television station YES Network.


The show began airing on the radio in 2002, and on TV in 2014. On his radio show, Kay delves into a variety of topics related to current sports, especially those notable in the New York area. Kay also touches on non-sports topics in popular culture and public controversy on occasion.

On-air talent

Michael Kay, principal host
Don La Greca
Peter Rosenberg, The Evening Nightly News (ENN); Formerly known for his “What You Need To Know” updates

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