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Al Trautwig takes leave of absence from MSG Networks

Commencement Speaker Al Trautwig addresses graduates during Adelphi's

Commencement Speaker Al Trautwig addresses graduates during Adelphi's graduation at Northwell at Jones Beach Theater, May 20, 2017. Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Al Trautwig, a longtime MSG Networks host and announcer, has taken a leave of absence for personal reasons, MSG confirmed on Monday.

The network did not detail a reason for Trautwig’s leave, but his appearance during a Rangers preseason game last week alarmed some viewers. His leave was reported first by The New York Post.

Trautwig, 63, who grew up in Franklin Square, said in a statement released by MSG, “I’m going to be taking some personal time off, and look forward to returning to what I love most – bringing New York fans the coverage they crave on MSG Networks.”

Bill Pidto figures to have an increased studio role during Trautwig’s absence.
 

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