His broadcasting career began humbly as a correspondent for the Beaver County Times, covering the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins. At the time he was unpaid, but soon became a valued professional:
Mike is far from being a one-dimensional specialist. He's called water polo contests during the 2004 and 2012 Olympics, NFL and men's NCAA basketball tournament games for CBS. He called the National Lacrosse League All-Star and Championship games for NBC. Mike has won an extensive list of honors:
Doc Emrick is a Vice president of the NHL Broadcaster’s Association since 1985.
He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee.