Bob Costas is an American sportscaster who has been working in the industry since the 1980s. He is currently employed by NBC Sports, and has served as the network’s on-air primetime host of its Olympic coverage since 1992. Costas is also known for his long-running association with MLB Network, where he served as a studio host and play-by-play announcer from 2009 to 2019. Moreover, he has received 28 Emmy awards for his work and was the prime-time host of 12 Olympic Games from 1988 until 2016.
Bob Costas began his broadcasting career in 1971, when he was just 22 years old. He started out working for a local news station in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. He does play-by-play and once hosted an interview show called Studio 42 with Bob Costas. From there, he went on to work for a number of different networks, including CNN, ESPN, and CBS. More about, Bob Costas Parents: John George Costas And Jayne Costas.
Bob Costas Father: John George Costas
- John George Costas is of Greek ethnicity.
- Bob’s father worked as an electrician in Manhattan.
- As a child, he loved sports, especially baseball and basketball.
- When he was eleven years old, his family moved to Commack, Long Island.
Bob Costas Mother: Jayne Costas
- Jayne Costas’s mother is of an Irish ethnicity.
- Couple was married from 1983 to 2001 and later they divorced.
- They had two children, son Keith (born 1986) and daughter Taylor (born 1989).
Bob Costas Step-Mother
Bob Costas’s step-mother name is, Jill Sutton. Bob Costas’s father and his current wife now reside primarily in New York, and Costas was born and raised in the New York area, but he has often said he thinks of St. Louis as his hometown. In addition to this, Costas’s children have also won Sports Emmys.
Bob Costas Wiki, Bio
|Real Name||Robert Quinlan Costas|
|Age||70 years old (As of 2022)|
|Birthdate||March 22, 1952|
|Height||6 feet 1 inches|
|Father Name||John George Costas|
|Mother Name||Jayne Costas|
(m. 1983; div. 2001)
Jill Sutton (m. 2004)
|Net Worth||$50 million|
Bob Costas Career Highlights
- Bob Costas appeared as the play-by-play announcer for the World Series, in 1994.
- He appeared as himself along with his rival/counterpart Al Michaels from ABC in the movie BASEketball, in 1998.
- He played himself in Here Today directed by Billy Crystal, in 2021.
- He has been worked to several times in popular music like, “Mafioso” by Mac Dre, “We Major”.
- He appeared as a guest on Space Ghost Coast to Coast during its sixth season, in 1999.
- He appeared as himself in the Go On episode “Win at All Costas”, in 2013.
- Also, he was the play-by-play announcer, alongside Harold Reynolds, for Triple Play 2002 during the ballgame for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
Bob Costas Health Update
- Bob Costas is suffering from viral conjunctivitis which is highly contagious.
- His net worth is $50 Million a year.
- He also has “revived his HBO show,” now called “Back on the Record with Bob Costas,” which “airs quarterly”.