Al Trautwig serves as a gymnastics and triathlon play-by-play announcer for the 2016 Olympic Games. Rio marks Trautwig’s 11th Olympics with NBC Sports Group and 16th Olympics overall. Most recently Trautwig served as a play-by-play commentator for cross-country skiing and Nordic combined skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, and gymnastics play-by-play commentator during the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Trautwig currently covers the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers for MSG Network. Trautwig is also host of MSG’s weekly comprehensive hockey show HOCKEY NIGHT LIVE and the Emmy Award-winning original program MSG’s Vault, which examines iconic moments in Madison Square Garden history using footage from the network’s vast archives.
In 1995, he won two national Emmy’s for his writing on NBC’s Ironman Triathlon, and a New York Emmy for his writing work on the New York City Marathon. Trautwig also won a New York Emmy award for “On-Camera Achievement” in both 1995 and 1996 after being nominated for the honor in 1992 and 1994. He has been part of seven New York Emmy Award-winning telecast teams for “Outstanding Live Sports Coverage-Series,” including: the Yankees in 1999 and 2000; the Knicks in 1992, 1997 and 2011; and the Rangers in 1994 and 2009.
Trautwig and his wife, Cathy, currently reside in Long Island with their son, Alex.