Linda Anne Stamaton (Linda A Michaels) is the wife of the famous American television sportscaster Al Michaels. Linda Anne Stamaton married her husband in 1966 – it has been over 51 years since their wedding. Linda Michaels is 72 years old in 2017. She is the same age as her husband.
Linda Anne Stamaton and Al Michaels
Linda Stamaton was born in 1944 in California. She studied at Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, CA. Class of 1962.
Linda met her future husband in the 10th grade when they were in the same circles of friends at Hamilton High School. Alan was originally from Brooklyn, New York; he was born to Lila Roginsky and Jay Michaels on November 12, 1944. His mother Lila (Roginsky, Michaels, Ross) loved to host and entertain in her California home, and Linda was often there with other children.
Linda Stamaton and Alan R Michaels (Allen Richard Michaels) became high school sweethearts. After school, she went on to study at San Fernando Valley State University (now California State University, Northridge). He went to Arizona State University. The two stayed in touch and would occasionally get together on weekends.
The couple started dating in their junior year, and it soon became serious. Linda’s father was a Greek Orthodox and prominent figure in the Greek community of Los Angeles. He had certain plans for his daughter. It wasn’t so much that the future Broadcast legend Al Michaels was Jewish, but that he wasn’t a “purebred Greek” that was the problem for her father. Linda’s mother always liked Al.
In the summer of 1965, before their senior year, Linda and Alan decided they were going to get married. Al convinced Linda’s father that we would take good care of his daughter once he become a sports broadcaster on radio or television.
Linda Anne Stamaton’s father ended up embracing the couple’s love and marriage. Linda and her future husband graduated from universities in 1966 and got married on August 27, 1966. Linda’s father threw a wedding that the Greek community of Los Angeles would remember. Al Michaels and Mr. Stamaton had a great relationship until his death in 2002.
Both Linda Anne Stamaton and her husband got their first jobs in television with Chuck Barris Productions. Al was helping to procure potential contestants, while Linda was an assistant prize coordinator at the same company.
You can find out more in Al’s book “You Can’t Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television” that he published in 2014. Here’s how he dedicated his book: “To the loves of my life— Linda, Steve, Jenny and Jeff, Kaitlyn, Aidan, Nate and Emily”
Linda’s Children and Grandchildren
Al Michaels’ wife, Linda Anne Stamaton has two children with her husband: daughter Jennifer Michaels Cohn and son Steven Michaels. Steven was born in 1971 and is 46 years old in 2017. Jennifer was born in 1975 and is 42 years old in 2017. They also have three grandchildren: Aidan, Nate and Emily. The whole family often goes to watch sports games together.
Linda Michaels (Née Stamaton) and her family live in a nice two-story colonial house in Brentwood – an affluent neighborhood in the Westside of Los Angeles, California.
Net Worth of Linda Stamaton’s Husband Al Michaels
Al’s sports commentary career includes National Football League, baseball, ice hockey, and National Basketball Association. After nearly three decades with ABC sports, the famous play-by-play sportscaster is now employed by NBC Sports. How rich is the husband of Linda Anne Stamaton? Al Michaels’ net worth is estimated at $20 million.
Pictures of Linda Anne Stamaton and her husband at different events, such as games at the Staples Center, depict a happily married couple. Will the marriage of the famous American sports commentator Al Michaels and his wife Linda last forever? It definitely looks so.