Al Michaels and His Wife Linda Anne Stamaton: A Love Story Since the ’60s

By CannonPublished on: January 28, 2024 Updated on: January 28, 2024
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Linda Anne Stamaton is the wife of the veteran TV broadcaster, Al Michaels. Coming up to 2024, the iconic couple Linda and Al have been married for over 57 years, and their utmost love for each other remains as steadfast as it was first.

So, what is the key to their long-lasting marriage? Do they have any children? There are also rumors about Linda being involved in a minor accident. Let’s explore every aspect of her life in the article below, from her first meeting with Al in the 10th grade to their remarkable matrimonial journey so far!

What Does Al Michaels’ Wife, Linda Anne Stamaton Do?

Like her husband, Linda previously also worked in the TV industry. She first worked for Chuck Barris, the late game show creator and producer. She was an assistant prize coordinator for the Barris’ TV game show, The Newlywed Game. Not only Anne but her long-time husband Michaels also landed his first TV job with Chuck Barris Productions.

Linda Anne Stamaton is the wife of Al Michaels.
Linda, the long-term wife of Al Michaels.

After that, Al went on to work as a PR builder for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was also a color commentator with veteran play-by-play announcer, Chick Hearn.

Linda and Al Met in High School at 15

Linda and her hubby Al first came across each other while they both were at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles. To be more precise, the two met when they were in the 10th grade and they both were 15 at the time.

Recalling about their first encounter, Michaels told Sports Illustrated in 2014,

“Linda and I met in the 10th grade so we have known each other since we were 15. She is the love of my life. She is just the greatest.”

He also considers his wife as “the biggest piece of luck that ever came down the pike for me.”

Following high school, Al went to Arizona State University and majored in radio and television and minored in journalism.

Al Michaels Never Eat Vegetable Since He Met His Wife Linda

Interestingly enough, Michaels has never intentionally consumed any vegetables throughout his life. To make it more clear, his wife Anne also stated in a 2016 interview with the Bleacher Report,

“Since the day I met him—when I was 15 years old—he never had a vegetable.”

She added,

“Not even a salad. When he was a baby, you know how you don’t want your vegetables? I think his mother let him get away with it.”

Without consuming a vegetable diet, which provides essential nutrients and fiber to the body, there can be health implications but this isn’t the case with the veteran play-by-play sportscaster, Al. Yet, he is in good health and kicking. According to his wife, Michaels eats healthy fruits, takes vitamins, as well as “drinks V8.”

The broadcaster is a lifetime vegetable-avoidant who told USA Today that he “always pushed vegetables away.”

Linda Anne Stamaton and Her Husband Al Have Been Married For Nearly Six Decades

The adorable couple who met in the school tied the knot on 27th August 1966, in a private wedding ceremony. While not much about their wedding is available in the media, Linda and her life partner, Al have been inseparable ever since their nuptial.

They have been staunch support systems of each other through thick and thin. Defying the odds, Anne and Michaels will celebrate their 58th anniversary in coming August 2024.

They Moved To Hawaii Two Years After Their Marriage

About two years after their nuptials, Anne and her spouse Michaels made their move to Hawaii. It was there Al called play-by-play games for the Pacific Coast League’s Hawaii Islanders baseball team. He also called games for the University of Hawaii at the time.

Soon enough, his broadcasting career took a leap, winning Hawaii’s ‘Sportscaster of the Year’ in 1969. He is currently the television play-by-play sportscaster for Thursday Night Football. Prior to that, he has also extensively worked with some prominent networks like NBC Sports and ABC Sports.

Linda Anne and Al Michaels Have Been Los Angeles Kings Fans

Like Al, his wife Linda is also a sports enthusiast. Both of them are huge fans of the Los Angeles Kings hockey team. A year after their marriage, Michaels, who has been a sports commentator since 1964 took his wife Linda on a date to Los Angeles Blades’ games in 1967. They attended the Blades’ game together on 14th October of the year.

Linda Anne with her hubby Al.
Linda and her spouse Michaels have been together since the ’60s.

Al also considered the most famous game in sports history is U.S. hockey’s incredible win against the Soviet Union during the 1980 Olympics. Describing the aftermath of the game to SI, Michaels mentioned that he and his spouse, Linda acquired a special souvenir from the game.

My wife Linda was out on the street that Saturday (the day after the Miracle on Ice game) and wound up buying a painting of the U.S. playing the Soviets. She comes back to show me and says, “Look at this. They have already painted a scene from last night’s game!” I said, “Honey, they are wearing the wrong uniforms. This is from some previous U.S.-Soviet game at a previous Olympics. We got duped.

They Are Parents of Two Children

Linda and her long-time husband Al are blessed with two grown children. They have a son named Steve Michaels, an Eastern Illinois University graduate. He has been a managing director of Hunky-Dory LLC since Jan 2019.

Furthermore, he is also a managing partner and co-founder of Mercy Brothers LLC. He co-founded the company specializing in video content for Commercials, Gaming, Action Sports, and more in July 2013, in Santa Monica, CA. His other work experiences include as a managing partner at Brickyard VFX and Displayware LLC. He was also the President of Church Key Studios.

On the other hand, their younger child, a daughter, Jennifer Michaels Cohn is following in her father’s footsteps. She is a former director of corporate communications for the Game Show Network.

Besides, Anne and Michaels are also proud grandparents to their granddaughter, Kaitlyn with their son Steve, and his wife Sheri Michaels. Kaitlyn was born in 2001.

Linda and Al Michales Live in Brentwood

At present, the loving duo resides in their house nestled in Brentwood, a suburban neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. Michaels reportedly bought the house in 1986 and has since been living there with his family members.

They Were Close Friends With O.J. Simpson and His Late Ex-Wife, Nicole Brown

Michaels and his spouse of decades Linda were close friends to the former football running back, O.J. Simpson, and his late wife, Nicole Brown. They would often embark on family gatherings and also dine together.

Sadly, everything turned into a massive shock when Simpson’s then-ex-wife, Brown was stabbed to death at her Los Angeles home, on June 12, 1994. She murdered along with her friend, Ron Goldman.

Following the tragic incident, Simpson became the major suspect in the case but was later acquitted.

The news also devastated Al and Linda even more due to their extremely close proximity. Their Brentwood mansion is three-quarters of a mile from Simpson’s previous residence.

Linda Anne Stamaton and Al Are of the Same Age

Yes, Anne and her spouse Al were born in the same year, 1944. They were born a month apart; Michaels was born on 12th November, whereas his wife Linda was born on 18th December. As of 2024, both of them are 79.

Growing up in California, Stamaton follows Christianity as her religion.

Other Quick Facts About Linda

  • Linda’s height is 5ft 7 in whereas her hubby Al’s is 5ft 10 in.
  • She holds American nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity.
  • She has an estimated net worth of $1 million, whereas her husband Al’s fortune is $40 million.
  • Linda and her hubby Al were rumored to have been involved in a plane crash in NYC in 1993.

About Author: Cannon

Cannon, a seasoned NFL content writer with a strong passion for the game, boasts years of experience in the field. His expertise extends to capturing the essence of NFL stars, their WAGs, parents, and beyond, providing in-depth insights that truly resonate with football enthusiasts.