Bob Costas

Bob Costas

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Bob Costas is one of the well-known American sportscasters. Not only this, Bob Costas is prominent for his long tenure with NBC Sports from the years 1980 through 2019. Amazingly, he is also the winner of 28 Emmy awards for his work. Let us know more about the sportscaster’s personal and professional life.

Early Life

Bob was born on March 22, 1952. His birth name is Robert Quinlan Costas. And, his birthplace is in queens, New York City. But, he grew up in Commack, New York.  According to tp his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Aries. Currently, he is 69 years old. Moreover, he belongs to American nationality. Bob follows the Christianity religion

Similarly, he was born to Jayne Quinlan and John George Costas. His mother is of Irish descent and his father is of Greek descent. According to sources. he has a very poor relationship with his father. He also has a sibling, Valerie Costas.

Regarding his education, he graduated from Commack High School South. Later on, he attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Furthermore, he is a graduate with a communications degree in 1974 from their  S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Professional Life and Career

Initially, NBC hired Cpstas in 1980.  Amazingly, Bob hosted NBC’s National Football League coverage and NBA coverage for so many years. Not only this, Costas became the host of the new monthly interview program Costas Tonight. Besides, Bob decided to join forces on March 30, 2015. During that time, he would narrate and write features on the storied history of boxing in New York City.

Additionally, Bob has also hosted NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament from 2003 to 2014. Talking about professional football,  Bob publicly denigrated the XFL throughout its existence. Also, he remains a vocal critic of the league and its premise. In the year 2006, he returned to NFL studio hosting duties for NBC’s new Sunday Night Football.

Bob Costas Career

Caption: Bob Costas at NFL (Source: Sports Broadcast Journal)

A career in different organizations

Moreover, the well-known personality got to work in HBO to host a 12-week series, On the Record with Bob Costas in 2001. The next year, he began a stint as co-host of HBO’s long-running series inside the NFL. Likewise, the host worked in the premiere episode of All Time Games on January 1, 2009. And, he called Game 1 of the American League Division Series in the year 2017.

Additionally,  he had hosted Thursday Night Football on NBC and NFL Network in 2016. Later on, he returned to broadcasting after a brief absence. In 2017, he was replaced by Liam McHugh.

Net Worth

Based on the latest reports, Bob Costas’s estimated net worth is approximately around $50 million. His primary source of income is from his profession as a spokesperson.  However, other details such as his personal belongings, annual income, endorsements are inaccessible.

Honors and Achievements

Being one of the talented candidates, Bob has accomplished various awards and honors. Surprisingly, Bob is the winner of 29- time Emmy Award. Also, he has won the  Eight-time NSMA National Sportscaster of the Year.

Some of his further achievements include the Four-time American Sportscasters Association Sportscaster of the Year, Star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame, and the 1999 Curt Gowdy Media Award – Basketball Hall of Fame.

By the same token, he has received the  TV Guide Award for Favorite Sportscaster in 2000. In 2001, he achieved  George Arents Award from Syracuse University (Excellence in Sports Broadcasting). And,  he won  Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism in 2004. Furthermore, his more accomplishments are NSMA Hall of Fame inductee (class of 2012), 2012 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, and 2013 S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Marty Glickman Award for Leadership in Sports Media.

In 2017, he received the Ford C. Frick Award – National Baseball Hall of Fame. And, Costas achieve sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee in the class of 2018.

Personal Life

Currently, Costas is a married man. He had tied the knot with his second wife, Jill Sutton on March 12, 2004. At present, the couple stays in New York. The married couple does not share any children to date.

Bob Costas and Jill Sutton

Caption: Bob Costas and his second wife, Jill Sutton (Source: Ecelebritymirror)

Earlier, Costas had married his first wife, Carole “Randy” Randall Krummenacher in  1983. They shared two children, a son, and a daughter. They are Keith and Taylor. Keith was born in 1986 and Taylor was born in 1989. Unfortunately, they officially got separated in  2001.

Body Measurements and Social Media

In regards to his body measurements, Costas is 5 feet and 6 inches tall. On the other hand, he weighs around 76 kg. Also, Bob has blue eyes and brown hair. Other details such as his shoe size, hip size, chest size, and dress size are not publicly available.

In contrast, the famous journalist, Bob does not seem to be active on social media platforms. Hence, he does not own any verified or official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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