Bob Costas is a 29 times Emmy Award winner American sportscaster. He has served in NBC Sports from 1980 to 2019. He is now working in the MLB Network
Who is Bob Costas?
Popularly known as Bob Costas, Robert Quinlan Costas is a celebrated sportscaster and sports journalist from the United States of America. Due to his interests in sports, he has covered major sports events, including the Olympics, as a sports commentator. He has worked for NBC Sports for a considerable period from 1980 to 2019. During his tenure in the network, he covered golf, boxing, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, National Baseball Association, professional football, National Hockey League, Thoroughbred racing, and Olympics from 1980 to 2016.
Bob was also a known radio personality who has hosted many shows like Costas on the Radio. He joined HBO in 2001 but left soon. Costas then joined MLB Network in 2009. He also hosted a show for NFL Network in 2016. He has won 29 times Emmy Awards, Eight times NSMA National Sportscaster of the Year, Four-time American Sportscasters Association Sportscaster of the Year titles. He has also won Ford C. Frick Award in 2017 and became Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame’s inductee in 2018.
|Birth Name||Robert Quinlan Costas|
|Birth Date||March 22, 1952 (Age 69)|
|Birth Place||Queens, New York, United States of America|
|Other Names||Bob Costas|
|Parent(s)||John George Costas, Jayne Quinlan|
|High School||Commack High School South|
|Profession||Sportscaster, sports journalist|
|Active Years||1973- Present|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|Spouse(s)||Carole Krumenacher (1983- 2001)|
Jill Sutton (2004- Present)
|Children||Keith Michael Kirby Costas, Taylor Costas|
|Social Media Handles|
|Net worth||$50 million|
What does Bob Costas do?
- Bob Costas is a prominent American sportscaster. He started his career as a commentator in 1973 by joining WSYR TV and also worked in radio in Syracuse. While attending Syracuse University, he started sportscasting in ice hockey leagues such as Eastern Hockey League and North American Hockey League. He joined radio KMOX in 1974, where he covered the American Basketball Association in that year. In the 1979- 1980 season of the NBA, he joined WGN-TV. He was one of the major contributors of Loose Balls: The Short, WildLife of the American Basketball Association, a book by the American Basketball Association.
- Costas joined NBC Sports in 1980. His arrival changed the outlook of the channel, which was also a landmark of his career. He started hosting the National Football League on the track, later covering the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. He got an opportunity to host his interview show Costas Tonight on the NBC network. From 2003 to 2014, Costas covered the U.S. Open. In 2015, he hosted the boxing series of the network. Gradually he started hosting MLB, NASCAR, NBA, and XFL, a professional football league of America. He also covered the Olympics for NBC from 1988- 2016.
- After serving for 40 years, Costas left NBC in 2019. He hosted the radio show Costas, on the Radio in 2009. In 2001, he ran the series On the Record with Bob Costas on HBO. he also hosted the Thursday Night Football on the NFL network. He joined the MLB network in 2009 and is currently working with them.
How does Bob Costas look?
- Bob Costas is 5.6 feet tall and weighs around 76 kg. He has blue eyes and brown hair. He is a 69 years old sportscaster born on March 22, 1952, in Queens, New York, USA. He attended Commack High School South and Syracuse University. His parents’ names are John George Costas, Jayne Quinlan. He has a sibling, Valerie Costas. His religion is Christianity, and his birth sign is Aries.
Is Bob Costas gay?
- Bob Costas is straight and has been married to Jill Sutton since 2004. He married Carole Krumenacherearlier in 1983, but unfortunately, the couple got divorced in 2001. Costas has two children Keith Michael Kirby Costas, Taylor Costas.
How much does Bob Costas earn?
- Bob has been earning since his teenage. His net worth is $50 million.
- Bob Costas worked for the NBC network from 1980 to 2019.
- He has received 29 Emmy Awards.
- He works at the MLB network.