Sam Rosen Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, NHL, Career, Net Worth

Sam Rosen

Sam Rosen Biography

Sam Rosenblum is an American sportscaster and Hockey Hall of Famer. He is widely recognized for being the primary play-by-play announcer for the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers games on MSG.

Rosen is currently announcing New York Rangers telecasts and Sunday NFL games for Fox. He was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame on June 8, 2008.

Age

Sam was born on August 12, 1947, in Ulm, Germany. He is 76 years old as of 2023.

Height

Rosen’s height measurements are not publicly known.

Wife

Sam is married to his wife Jill L. Eisenberg. The couple has not yet disclosed information regarding when they got married. Together they have a son named Matt Rosen. There is also no information regarding his son’s life.

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Family

Rosen was born in Ulm, Germany. At the age of 2, his family moved to Brooklyn, New York. His father Gitel Reiner (1915–2006) was of Jewish descent and his mother Louis Rosenblum (1915–1987) was of Polish descent.

Education

Rosen went to Stuyvesant High School and after graduating, he enrolled at the City College of New York. While in school he played catcher and was the captain of the baseball team. In high school, he played intramural basketball and was part of the track team.

Career | NHL

In 1982 Sam became the studio host on New York Rangers broadcasts. In 1984, he was promoted to the play-by-play announcer position. His first partner was Phil Esposito. He then later paired with John Davidson for the next 20 years. For the 2006-07 NHL season, Sam partnered with Joe Micheletti.  In addition, Rosen called play-by-play for NHL Radio. Sam has previously worked as a studio host for New York Knicks basketball telecasts on MSG.

He was also a sportscaster for United Press International’s 1000-station radio network (“UPI Audio”) from 1975 for 4 years. In 1979, he was promoted to sports director. While there, he covered major sports events including the Super Bowl, the World Series, the 1980 Winter Olympics, and the August 1979 plane crash where Yankees catcher and captain Thurman Munson was killed.

While still working at UPI, Rosen continued work as a backup voice for the Rangers and Knicks on radio and TV, as Cosmos soccer play-by-play announcer, and weekend news anchor on WNEW-AM radio, and also spot TV boxing assignments for ESPN and USA Network. He left UPI in 1981. Rosen worked for ESPN from 1979-1988. He called for multiple sports including; hockey, college football, boxing, and table tennis.

Aside from working for NHL, has been a play-by-play announcer for NFL on Fox since 1996, called NFL games for the Chicago Bears from 2009 to 2017, and called for the New York Giants for several seasons. Rosen served as the lead boxing announcer for the MSG Network and called games for the NBC Sports Network in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In addition, he was a radio play-by-play announcer for the New York Cosmos and a play-by-play announcer for the Stanley Cup Finals on NHL Radio from 1996 to 2008.

Net Worth

Rosen has an estimated net worth in the range of $1 million – $5 million