Bob Costas Profile
Bob Costas is an American Award-Winning Sportscaster and Host working at MLB Network serving as the host of The Sounds of Baseball alongside Tom Verducci. He is also a renowned host and play-by-play announcer at MLB Network and other special event coverage throughout the year.
Bob Costas Education
Costas went to Commack High School South where he attained his High School Diploma. He later joined the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University where he attained his Bachelor’s Degree.
Bob Costas Career
Costas serves as a host and play-by-play announcer at MLB Network and other special event coverage throughout the year. He has also been co-hosting The Sounds of Baseball alongside Tom Verducci since June 2020. Over the years, he has interviewed a ton of newsmakers, baseball players, and celebrities including Clayton Kershaw, Ferguson Jenkins, Yogi Berra, Selena Roberts, Mike Trout, Tony La Russa, Joe Torre, Juan Marichal, Mark McGwire, and President Barack Obama.
Costas also hosted MLB’s 20 Greatest Games alongside Tom Verducci in 2011. While hosting MLB’s 20 Greatest Games, the two sportscasters interviewed Johnny Bench, Jack Morris, Pete Rose, John Smoltz, Dwight Evans, Denny Doyle, Bernie Carbo, and Fred Lynn. In addition to that, the show was ranked the No. 1 greatest game by MLB Network.
Costas has also covered a ton of baseball events, enclosing the American League Championship Series in 1989, 1983, 1998, 1987, 1985, 1999, 1997, 2000, and 1994. In addition to that, he also enclosed the NLCS in 1999 and called 1999, 1995, and 1997 World Series. He also worked at NBC Baseball Game as the play-by-play announcer.
Costas also spent some time as the host of 11 Olympic Games on NBC Primetime. From 2006 to 2016, he worked as the host of Football Night in America. He also worked as the host of the NBC show, Football Night as well as Stakes and Belmont Stakes and U.S. Open and Ryder Cup on CNN. He was also the host of Costas Now which was aired on HBO from 2005 to 2009. From 1991 to 1996, he hosted NBA Showtime and was also a play-by-play announcer for NBA on NBC game telecasts. From 1986 to 1996, he hosted Costas Coast-to-Coast. He had previously hosted his own show NBC, Later from 1988 to 1994.
He kickstarted his career working at WSYR-TV where he served as a sports reporter. In 1974, he joined KMOX radio in St. Louis where he also served as a sports reporter and anchor. During his tenure working at KMOX, he hosted Open Line call-in. From 1979 to 1980, he worked at WGN-TV where he served as a reporter and contributor.
Bob Costas Age
Costas was born on March 22, 1952, in New York City, U.S. He is therefore 71 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday every year on March 22.
Bob Costas Height
Costas stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 12 inches.
Bob Costas Family
Costas was born and raised by his parents, John George Costas and Jayne Quinlan in the USA. His father is of Greek descent and worked as an electrical engineer while his mother is of Irish descent.
Bob Costas Wife(ves)
Costas is happily married to Jill Sutton since March 12, 2004. The couple lives in New York. Prior to marrying Jill, he was married to Carole “Randy” Randall Krummenacher from 1983 to 2001. During the time they were together, they were blessed with a son named Keith and a daughter named Taylor. Keith was born in 1986 and Taylor was born in 1989.
Bob Costas Salary
Being one of the top Sportscaster and Host for MLB Network, Costas earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Bob Costas Net Worth
Costas has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Sportscaster and Host.
Bob Costas Sick|Illness|Pink Eye Gif
Costas is working at MLB Network serving as the host of The Sounds of Baseball alongside Tom Verducci. However, he suffered conjunctivitis while he was hosting the Winter Olympics. It started from one of his eyes and later on the other eye was affected.
Bob Costas Plastic Surgery
According to isuwft.com Costas has allegedly undergone a series of cosmetic surgeries including botox injection and facelift. Due to the surgeries, he has gotten rid of all the aging signs including wrinkles hence having a younger appearance.
Bob Costas Books
- Fair Ball: A Fan’s Case for Baseball
Bob Costas Awards and Honors
Below is a list of some of the Awards and Honors that Bob won
- 2019 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame inductee
- 2018 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee
- 2017 Ford C. Frick Award – National Baseball Hall of Fame
- 2015 WAER Hall of Fame inductee
- NSMA Hall of Fame inductee
- 2001 George Arents Award from Syracuse University
- 2000 TV Guide Award for Favorite Sportscaster
- 1999 Curt Gowdy Media Award – Basketball Hall of Fame
- Eight-time NSMA National Sportscaster of the Year
- 29-time Emmy Award winner
Bob Costas MLB Network
Costas is working at MLB Network where he works alongside other famous MLB Network anchors and reporters including;
- Lauren Gardner
- Jon Heyman
- Brian Kenny
- Mike Lowell
- Keiana Martin
- Pedro Martinez
- Hunter Pence
- Dan Plesac
- Bo Porter
- Albert Pujols
- Harold Reynolds
- Bill Ripken
- Adnan Virk
- Matt Yallof
- Chris Young