Bob Costas Biography
Bob Costas is an American Emmy-Award Winning Sports anchor working for MLB Network as a studio worker and a radio host, hosting an interview show called Studio 42 with Bob Costas. He joined the MLB news team in 2009, after previously working for HBO.
Bob Costas Career
Following high school, Costas majored in communications at Syracuse University. He dropped out of school prior to graduating in 1974 to accept a job at radio giant WAER a student-run radio station. Later he received an honorary degree from Syracuse’s S.I. New House School of Public Communications. While still studying communications in college, Costas began his professional career in 1973, at WSYR-TV and radio in Syracuse. In 1974, after leaving school he joined KMOX radio in St.Louis.
In 1980, he was hired by NBC where for many years, he hosted NBC’s National Football League coverage and NBA coverage. When the NBC Sports Network was introduced, he became the host of the new monthly interview program Costas Tonight. There have been many Olympics broadcasts he had front-lined for NBC. They are; Seoul 1998, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2001, Salt Lake City 2002, Athens 2004, Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, London 2012, Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016.
NBC Sports allowed Costas to opt-out from having to cover the XFL. He publicly denigrated the league throughout its existence and remains a vocal critic of the league and its premise. On February 2017 he announced that he had begun the process of stepping down from his main on-air roles at NBC Sports after 40 years. He was hired by HBO to host a 12-week series called On the Record with Bob Costas in 2001. Costas left HBO to sign with MLB Network in February 2009. Here he hosted a regular interview show titled MLB Network Studio 42 with Bob Costas as well as special programming and provided play-by-play for select live baseball game telecasts.
It was announced that he would be joining TBS for their postseason baseball coverage starting on October 16, 2021. He has been recognized and awarded 29 Emmy Awards; the only person in television history to have won Emmy for sports, news and entertainment. In addition, he is also an eight-time National Sportscaster of the Year, NSMA Hall of Fame inductee (class of 2012) and 2018 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee among other awards.
Bob Costas Salary
Costas earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Bob Costas Net Worth
Costas has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as a sports anchor.
Bob Costas Age
Costas was born on March 22, 1952, in New York in the United States. He is 72 years old as of 2024, and he celebrates his birthday every 22nd of March every year.
Bob Costas Height and Weight
Costas stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches tall however, information about his weight has not been disclosed.
Bob Costas Family
Costas is the son of John George Costas an electrical engineer who passed on in 1970 and Jayne Costas who recently passed on in 2009.
Bob Costas Wife and Children
Costas was married to Carole “Randy” Randall Krummenacher and they had two children, a son Keith (born 1986), and a daughter Taylor (born 1989). On March 12, 2004, Costas married his second wife, Jill Sutton and he resides primarily in New York with his family. His children have also won Sports Emmys: Keith has won two as an associate producer on MLB Network’s MLB Tonight and Taylor as an associate producer on NBC’s coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Social Media Platform
Costas is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 176 followers on Twitter 1k followers on Instagram, and 2.5k followers on Facebook.