Spencer Ross is an American sportscaster who works for WINS-AM on weekends. His mentor was Marty Glickman. Marty tutored him about the same time as his more well-known student, Marv Albert. He once said of his two-star students (Albert and Spencer) that Spencer was one of the greatest, if not the best, radio play-by-players who ever called a game. He praised his distinct voice as well as his ability to make seamless transitions during gameplay.
Spencer Ross Age
Spencer Ross was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America on July 19, 1940. He is 82 years old.
Spencer Ross Height
Spencer stands at a height of 6 ft 2 in/1.88m tall.
Spencer Ross Family
Spencer was born on July 19, 1940, to his father and mother in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Despite his reputation in the television sector, he has always kept his family life private ( parents and siblings).
Spencer Ross Wife
Spencer has been covering New York sports for nearly 50 years and was the first radio voice of the Brooklyn Nets in 1967. The network was then called as the New Jersey Americans. He was among the founding members of the American Basketball Association. He was the TV and radio announcer for the Yankees, Jets, and other local clubs. The Brooklyn native and Florida State University alumnus has not revealed his marital status to the public.
Spencer Ross Education
Spencer received a basketball scholarship to Florida State University. He called baseball and basketball games for the Seminoles while in college.
Spencer Ross Salary
Spencer receives an annual salary of $70,375.
Spencer Ross Net Worth
Spencer has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Spencer Ross Career
Spencer has called games for the ABA’s Americans as well as the NHL’s New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, and New York Islanders. Outside of New York, he has called games for the Florida State Seminoles and the Boston Celtics. Spencer has worked on Westwood One for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, NBC for the NFL, and CBS Radio for Major League Baseball. In addition, he and Dick Vitale were the principal play-by-play announcers for the USA Olympic Dream Team in 1992.
During his three-year stint with the Yankees, one of his broadcasting partners, Phil Rizzuto, was cited as claiming Spencer was “The Best Broadcaster” he had ever worked with. In 2009, he was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame. He called play-by-play for every professional New York metropolitan area sports organization, including the Jets and Giants of the NFL, the Nets and Knicks of the NBA, the Yankees of MLB, and others.