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Marv Albert Biography

By The Associated Press
Thursday, September 25, 1997; 9:39 p.m. EDT

NAME Marv Albert.

AGE 56.

BACKGROUND Born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

EDUCATION Syracuse, 1960-63, bachelor's in journalism, NYU, 1964.

FAMILY Divorced; engaged to ESPN producer Heather Faulkiner. Sons: Kenny, announcer for Fox Sports and Washington Capitals; Brian, recent Columbia University graduate. Daughters: Denise, senior at Boston University majoring in broadcast journalism; Jackie, pastry chef in Manhattan. Brothers: Al, announcer for USA Boxing and Denver Nuggets; Steve, called play-by-play for Golden State Warriors and now boxing announcer for Showtime.

CAREER Writer, producer for hockey's Rangers Radio, 1963-65; writer, producer for basketball's Knicks Radio, 1963-65; radio play-by-play for New York Giants football, 1973-76; sports director, anchor for WNBC-TV, 1975-87; NBC Sports from 1977, doing play-by-play for college basketball, boxing, NFL games, NBA games (starting in 1990-91), NHL All-Star games; New York Rangers announcer, from 1967; New York Knicks announcer, from 1970.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Announcing the Knicks' first NBA championship in 1970; covering Dream Team at 1992 Barcelona Olympics; calling Rangers' Stanley Cup championship in 1994.

© Copyright 1997 The Associated Press

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