Bob Costas Bio, Age, Height, MLB Network, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Bob Costas Bio, Wiki

Bob Costas is a Twenty-eight-time Emmy Award winner and Hall of Fame award-winning broadcaster working for MLB Network, serving as a host and announcer. He has been working with this station since January 1, 2009.

Bob Costas Age

Costas is 71 years old as of 2023. He was born Robert Quinlan Costas in New York City on the 22nd of March 1952.

Bob Costas Height

Costas stands approximately 6 feet 1 inch (1. 85 ) and weighs around 97kg.

Bob Costas Education

For his education, Bob went to Commack High School South. Upon graduating, he joined the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University but dropped out in 1974.

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Bob Costas Career

Costas works for MLB Network, as a host and announcer. He contributes to MLB Network’s studio programming and special event coverage throughout the year and serves as a play-by-play announcer for the MLB Network Showcase series. Beginning in June 2020, he and Tom Verducci have co-hosted MLB Network’s series The Sounds of Baseball. The tribute series to baseball’s iconic voices has centered on Jon Miller, Red Barber, Jack Buck, Harry Caray, Mel Allen, Joe Garagiola, Tony Kubek, Al Michaels, Curt Gowdy, Vin Scully, and Bob Uecker in its first year.

A twenty-eight-time Emmy Award winner and Hall of Fame award-winning broadcaster, Bob in 2018 was awarded the Ford C. Frick Award for major contributions to baseball, named by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, and honored during the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Considered one of the best interviewers in broadcasting, Bob has spoken with the biggest characters in baseball and beyond for MLB Network, including Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw; Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Bob Gibson, Reggie Jackson, Bob Feller, Ferguson Jenkins, Tony La Russa, Juan Marichal, Tom Seaver, Don Larsen, and Joe Torre; President Barack Obama at the 2009 All-Star Game: and Hall of Fame Award-winning broadcaster Ernie Harwell.

In 2011, Costas co-hosted alongside Tom Verducci MLB Network’s landmark series MLB’s 20 Greatest Games, which rated the top 20 games of the previous 50 seasons. The series highlighted interviews with key players, broadcasters, and managers from each game, including John Smoltz and Jack Morris discussing Game 7 of the 1991 World Series, the No. 2-ranked game.

Throughout his profession, he has hosted coverage of countless significant baseball events, covering the American League Championship Series in 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1989, 1987, 1985, and 1983. From 1982 to 1989, Costas served as the play-by-play announcer on NBC’s Baseball Game of the Week telecasts.

Costas is the writer of Fair Ball: A Fan’s Case for Baseball, which earned excellent reviews and made the New York Times Best Seller list in 2002. The book’s net proceeds were presented to B.A.T. (Baseball Assistance Team), a charity giving financial assistance to those in need in the baseball family.

Outside of MLB Network, Bob was NBC’s primetime host for a U.S.-television record 11 Olympic Games – every Olympics on NBC since 1992. From 2006 to 2016, he was the host of the critically acclaimed and most-watched weekly studio show in sports, Football Night in America. He also served as the host of Football Night, the pregame show for NBC’s Thursday Night Football package, in its launch 2016 season. Bob has also operated as host of NBC’s presentation of the Belmont Stakes and Preakness Stakes, as well as U.S. Open and Ryder Cup coverage, and as a contributor on CNN.

Costas commenced the famous Costas Coast-to-Coast nationally syndicated Sunday night sports radio talk and interview show, which operated from 1986 to 1996. He also hosted his own Emmy Award-winning late-night interview television show for NBC from 1988 to 1994. From 1976 to 1981, Bob managed regional NFL and NBA assignments for CBS Sports, while serving as the radio voice of University of Missouri basketball.

Costas has been recognized as Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (NSSA) a record eight times and was the youngest to obtain such an award when he earned the award in 1985. In June 2012, he was inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame and he earned the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Arizona State University in October 2012. Bob also earned the 2019 Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award from the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism. In March 2000, he was voted Favorite Sportscaster at the TV Guide Awards. He commenced his broadcasting profession in 1974 at WSYR in Syracuse, where he enrolled at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Bob Costas Net Worth

In Bob’s career as a sportscaster, he was able to amass a net worth between $ 10 Million and $ 50 million

Bob Costas Salary

Bob acquires annual earnings that range between $ 267, 965, and $ 360, 845.

Bob Costas’ Parents and Siblings

Costas was born and raised to parents in New York City, the United States. He is the child of a Greek father, John George Costas, and an Irish mother, Jayne Costas (née Quinlan). His dad was an electrical engineer. However, an update on whether he has any siblings or not will be done soon.

Bob Costas Wife

Costas is married to Jill Sutton. The duo exchanged their marriage vows on March 12, 2004. They now reside primarily in New York. Previously, he was married to Carole “Randy” Randall Krummenacher from 1983 to 2001 and they have two children, son Keith (born 1986) and daughter Taylor (born 1989).

Bob Costas MLB Network

Costas works at MLB Network, where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists, such as;

  1. Yonder Alonso
  2. Greg Amsinger
  3. Ruben Amaro, Jr.
  4. A.J. Andrews
  5. Alex Avila
  6. Ron Darling
  7. Ryan Dempster
  8. Mark DeRosa
  9. Robert Flores
  10. Cliff Floyd
  11. Peter Gammons
  12. Lauren Gardner
  13. Jon Heyman
  14. Brian Kenny
  15. Al Leiter
  16. Mike Lowell
  17. Keiana Martin
  18. Pedro Martinez
  19. Cameron Maybin
  20. Kevin Millar
  21. Jon Morosi
  22. Kelly Nash
  23. Melanie Newman
  24. Dan O’Dowd
  25. Jake Peavy
  26. Hunter Pence
  27. Carlos Peña
  28. Bo Porter
  29. Albert Pujols
  30. Harold Reynolds
  31. Bill Ripken
  32. Alanna Rizzo
  33. Christopher Russo
  34. Siera Santos
  35. Xavier Scruggs
  36. Lauren Shehadi
  37. Matt Vasgersian
  38. Adnan Virk
  39. Tom Verducci
  40. Chris Young
  41. Jayson Stark
  42. Dan Plesac
  43. Matt Yallof
  44. Jim Thome
  45. Joel Sherman

Bob Costas Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Costas is vocal on his social media accounts, where he posts often. On his Twitter account, he has about 455K Followers, 378K followers on his Facebook page, and 117K followers, on his Instagram account.