NBC removes Al Michaels from NFL playoff coverage, per report
Al Michaels, the iconic broadcaster, is apparently leaving NBC ahead of the NFL playoffs.
According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, the 79-year-old was uninformed that his role was under threat last month.
Michaels allegedly stated that he expected he would still call a postseason game on NBC, but he did not know who else would be working.
"It's in my deal," he responded when Marchand highlighted NBC's uncertainties in November. "Where are you getting that?" That's part of my agreement. "Are you hearing something that I am not?"
Michaels is regarded as one of the best play-by-play broadcasters in the history of American sports.
He worked for ABC from 1976 until 2006 before joining NBC as the voice of "Sunday Night Football."
In 2022, he lost his Sunday post to Mike Tirico. After replacing him, NBC offered Michaels an emeritus designation, allowing him to contribute to the network's playoff coverage.
According to Marchand, the title change was the result of his feud with NBC's top executives.