Marv Albert is in his second year with CBS Sports as a play-by-play announcer for the CBS Television Network's coverage on THE NFL ON CBS. He joined the network in 2011
Albert will continue in his lead role as basketball play-by-play announcer for TNT’s exclusive Thursday night NBA regular-season and playoff coverage.
He also serves as play-by-play for CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
Albert served as the play-by-play voice for Westwood One Radio’s coverage of Monday Night Football from 2002-2009 alongside Boomer Esiason. He worked for NBC Sports from 1977-1997, announcing the NFL on NBC for 19 years with partners that included Cris Collinsworth, Sam Wyche, Bill Parcells and Paul Maguire, as well as working on college basketball, boxing, NHL All-Star Games, baseball studio and pre-game shows. Albert served as the primary play-by-play voice for the NBA on NBC. In addition, he called NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball games for over a decade while at NBC beginning in 1977, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship for five years, as well as the network’s NCAA coverage of the Big East, Pac-10 and ACC. Albert rejoined NBC from 2000-2002 for its NBA coverage.
Albert was the voice of the New Jersey Nets on the YES Network from 2005-2011 and was the voice of the New York Knicks for 37 years and the New York Rangers for 39 years, working for Madison Square Garden (MSG) Network.
Among his myriad assignments throughout his career, Albert also served as play-by-play announcer on TNT's coverage of the Wimbledon Championships from 2000-2002, as well as basketball play-by-play for the 2002 World Championships of Basketball and the 2001 Goodwill Games on TNT. This season will mark his 14th as a basketball play-by-play announcer for TNT’s coverage of the NBA.
In 1997, Albert was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as the recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award. He has won six CableACE Awards (1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995) as “Outstanding Play-By-Play Announcer” and was named “New York State Sportscaster of the Year” 20 times. Albert has won three New York Emmy® Awards for “Outstanding On-Camera,” and was part of the production team that won four New York Emmy® Awards for “Live Event Coverage” for Knicks basketball.
Albert had an exclusive interview with the President of the United States, Barack Obama, which aired during TNT’s exclusive coverage of the 2010 Western Conference Finals. Obama discussed many topics including the state of the NBA, the Washington Wizards and his thoughts on LeBron James’ then-impending free agency.
Albert’s brother, Al Albert, has been the longtime voice of the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers, while his brother, Steve Albert, is the television voice of the Phoenix Suns. His son, Kenny Albert, is one of MSG’s voices for New York Rangers’ games on radio, as well as play-by-play for Fox’s NFL and MLB coverage. Albert has three other children: Brian, Denise, who co-hosts “Moms In the City,” an NBC-affiliated broadcast, and Jackie. His wife, Heather, was an Emmy Award-winning producer for ESPN for “Outside the Lines.”
Albert attended Syracuse University from 1960-1963, and graduated from New York University in 1965.