Michael Barkann Biography
Michael Barkann is a well-known and celebrated American sports anchor and tv host. he was born and brought up in New Jersey, USA. Currently, Barkann works as a reporter for NBC Sports Philadelphia. He was also the co-host of the “Mike and Ike” show on 94 WIP on weekday mornings from 10-2.
|Full Names||Michael Barkann|
|Popular As||Michael or Mike|
|Occupation / Profession||Sports journalist|
|Race / Ethnicity||White|
Michael Barkann Age and Birthday
Barkann is 62 years old as of 2022, he was born on April 30, 1960, in Jersey City, New Jersey, the United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on April 30, every year, and his birth sign is Taurus.
|Age and Birthday Information|
|Age||62 years (2022)|
|Date of Birth||April 30, 1960,|
|Place of Birth||Jersey City, New Jersey, the United States of America|
Michael Barkann Height and Weight
Barkann stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in tall (Approx 1,74 m). Barkann Weighs 70.3 kilograms (155 Ibs). Known for his captivating personality, Barkann has blue eyes and the color of his hair is white. However, details regarding his other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.
|Height and Weight|
|Height||5 ft 7 in tall (Approx 1,74 m)|
|Weight||70.3 kilograms (155 Ibs)|
Other Body Measurements
|Shoe Size||Not Known|
|Chest size||Not Known|
|Waist size||Not known|
Michael Barkann Education
Barkann is a highly educated and qualified person. He is a graduate of Syracuse University class of 1982 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He went to East Brunswick High School in New Jersey where he was an outstanding long-distance runner in spring track & cross country, graduating with the class of 1978.
|School||East Brunswick High School|
|College/ University||Syracuse University|
|Highest Qualification||B.S. in Broadcast Journalism|
Michael Barkann Parents and Siblings
Barkann was born and raised by his parents in Jersey City, New Jersey. Our efforts to find out more about his family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of Barkann’s parents is still unclear. It is also not known if he has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.
|Father (Dad)||To be Updated|
|Mother||To be Updated|
|Brother(s)||To be Updated|
|Sister(s)||To be Updated|
Michael Barkann Wife and Children
Barkann is a happily married man. He is married to his beautiful and caring wife Ellen Barkann. The loving couple has been together for more than a decade now. Ellen was instrumental in the startup of The Philadelphia Sports Group, which serves as a talent marketing agency for local and national athletes and sports media members.
Michael, together with his spouse Ellen Barkann, started the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation at the beginning of 2013.
Michael Barkann Daughter and Son
Barkann and his spouse Ellen are both proud parents of two adorable children, daughter Emily who is a successful tennis player on the Marple Newton varsity team, and son Matthew who is a fifth-grader at Culbertson Elementary School. The family resides in Newton Square, Pennsylvania.
|Marital Status Married|
|Wife Ellen Barkann|
|Children Two (Emily and Matthew)|
Michael Barkann Salary and Net Worth
Michael Barkann Salary
Barkann receives an average annual salary of between $24,292 and $72,507. This translates to an hourly average wage of between $10.15 and $31.32. This is Per our average wage estimates for a journalist in the United States. However, these figures may vary substantially according to the level of seniority of the employee. At the moment, we do not have the exact salary but we will update this section when the information is available.
Michael Barkann Net Worth
Barkann has an estimated net worth of $1.3 million dollars as of 2022. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as a Journalist. Through his various sources of income, he has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
|Salary and Networth|
|Salary||$24,292 and $72,507|
|Net Worth||$1.3 million dollars|
|Source of Income||His career as a sports journalist|
Michael Barkann NBC
Barkann began his career at NBC News in Washington, D.C. as a desk assistant. From there he went to New Jersey Network in Trenton, working at first off-camera. After the region was hit by a big blizzard on February 11, 1983, the station asked Barkann to contribute to the telecast, filing a weather report.
This was Barkann’s first time on-air. Soon after, he hosted a program called Weather Watch, which led to him doing the weather for the news broadcast. Several years later, he began doing backup sports for the network, at age 26.
A few months later, Barkann moved to KYW-TV in Philadelphia as a sports reporter. He spent five years at KYW-TV but did not have his contract renewed, leading him to another job in Boston, where he became sports director at WLVI-TV. However, five years in, Barkann received “an unbelievable opportunity” and returned to Philadelphia, starting his current role as host/reporter at Comcast SportsNet, Philadelphia in 1997.
Michael Barkann Comcast SportsNet
Barkann brought the network on the air on October 1, 1997, as host of Daily News Live. The success of his Daily News Live sparked many other SportsNet affiliates to establish similar programs.
Throughout his career, Barkann has hosted Eagles Post Game Live, which currently features former Governor of Pennsylvania and former Mayor of Philadelphia Ed Rendell, Ray Didinger, Hall of Famer (Writer’s Honor Roll), and former Eagle Brian Westbrook.
Barkann also hosted Spotlight and Monday Night Live programs which are both now off the air. He also hosts the Postgame Live programs for the Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers whenever the team is in or near the playoffs.
Michael Barkann Notable Moments at SportsNet
While hosting a live postgame show, Barkann was overcome with emotions, due to the death of Harry Kalas in Washington. He, through tears, called Kalas a “sound of summer” and the “soundtrack of our lives”. He said Kalas was a “great, great man”, and reported that “the voice is silent tonight”. He was also highly praised for his job hosting Harry Kalas‘ memorial service.
Before going on air for Phillies Postgame Live, Barkann, together with Ricky Bottalico, former Phillies all-stars, and Darren Daulton. They watched Game 4 of the 2009 NLCS from their set. Barkann and crew exploded when Jimmy Rollins hit a memorable walk-off double to the gap in right-center.
In footage captured by an idle studio camera and later released to the public, Bottalico is captured saying “that’s winning the game, that’s winning the damn game” while Barkann threw his hands in the air and yelled, “this team is incredible, this team is unbelievable!” The video was used during the 2010 postseason, as part of Phillie’s pregame montage shown on their video board at Citizens Bank Park.
Barkann did a piece called “Birds Eye View” while working for KYW-TV in which Coach Buddy Ryan allowed him to “try out” for the team. He lined up at receiver with Randall Cunningham at QB. Troy West, the DB, lined up against Barkann, who later recalled: “threw me ten feet in the air.” Mike was asked about Barkann’s performance, and quickly said, “I thought he was going to be bad, but that was just sad.”
Michael Barkann National Broadcasting Career
From 1991 – 2008, Barkann served as a field reporter for USA Network’s coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. The coverage shifted to ESPN in 2009, and he was left off the broadcast team. Since leaving the Open, he has covered the Billie Jean King Cup for HBO Sports held at Madison Square Garden and shown nationally on HBO. The event featured a final of Serena Williams against her sister Venus Williams.
Barkann’s career has also included reporting for CBS. With CBS he has covered major events, including the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan in 1998 and also the Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway in 1994 as a speed skating reporter covering the 1000m Gold Medal winner Dan Jansen.
Barkann was a reporter at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France in 1992, where he covered the Dan Jansen story. His career also involved the NCAA he has covered the Final Four and Fiesta Bowl for CBS as well as Big 5 Basketball events and telecasts. Barkann also hosted the finale of Being John Daly for the Golf Channel in 2009. He is also a former XFL commentator. Barkann worked the UPN (now CW) game telecasts.
Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation
The foundation seeks to help heal the hearts of families across the Delaware Valley whose hearts have been broken by the sudden illness or sudden loss of life of a loved one. Many notable events include their yearly Golf Outing in May and their Holiday Hearts program, which donated thousands of dollars to five families during the 2013 Christmas season.
Frequently Asked Questions About Michael Barkann
Barkann is an American sports anchor, host, and reporter for NBC Sports Philadelphia. Barkann was also the co-host of the “Mike and Ike” show on 94 WIP on weekday mornings from 10-2.
Barkann is 62 years old as of 2022, he was born on April 30, 1960, in Jersey City, New Jersey, the United States of America.
Barkann stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in tall (Approx 1,74 m).
Barkann is married to his wife Ellen Barkann. The duo has been together for a decade now. Together with his wife began the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation at the beginning of 2013.
Barkann has a net worth of $1.3 million dollars as of 2022. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the Journalism industry.
Barkann receives an annual salary ranging between $ 24,292 and $ 72,507 which translates to an hourly average wage of between $ 10.15 and $ 31.32. This is Per our average wage estimates for a journalist in the United States.
Barkann is a resident of Newton Square, Pennsylvania, USA, we shall upload pictures of his house as soon as we have them.
Barkann is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of her being sick or having any health-related issues.
Michael is still pursuing his career as a sports journalist. He works asa reporter for NBC Sports Philadelphia.
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