Skip Bayless Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, FOX Sports, Salary and Net Worth

Skip Bayless is an American award-winning reporter, author, and TV personality working for FOX Sports since September 2016.

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Skip Bayless is an American award-winning reporter, author, and TV personality working for FOX Sports. Bayless joined FOX Sports in September 2016.

Skip Bayless Career

Bayless serves at FOX Sports as the host of the sports opinion and debate show SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED, airing weekdays on FS1. He co-hosted FIRST TAKE on ESPN2 with Stephen A. Smith and began his career with the network in 2004 with COLD PIZZA on ESPN2. Bayless has a long and illustrious journalism career and has previously worked with FOX Sports. In 2001 and 2002, Bayless was a regular on Jim Rome’s show THE LAST WORD on FOX Sports Net, as well as on FOX Sports’ THE BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD.

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Bayless began his career as a newspaper columnist, most notably as the Chicago Tribune’s lead sports columnist. He also worked for the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Miami Herald, and the Los Angeles Times. For his journalism, he received numerous honors. Bayless was named Illinois Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 2000 while working for the Chicago Tribune. The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named Bayless Texas Sportswriter of the Year three times (1979, 1984, and 1986), and he received the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Newspaper Writing in 1977 for his coverage of Seattle Slew’s Triple Crown victory while working for the Los Angeles Times.

Bayless has written for a number of national sports magazines, including Sports Illustrated. He’s also worked in sports radio and television, and he’s written three books. Bayless attended Vanderbilt University and majored in English and history before graduating with honors in 1974. He was the sports editor of The Hustler, the university’s student newspaper, and spent the summer of 1969 interning at The Daily Oklahoman under sports editor Frank Boggs. Bayless was raised in Oklahoma City.

Skip Bayless Age

Bayless is 70 years old as of 2021. He was born John Edward Bayless II on December 4, 1951, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. Bayless celebrates his birthday on the 4th of December every year.

Skip Bayless Height

Bayless stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.9m).

Quick Facts About Bayless

Age70 years old as of 2021
SpouseNot Available
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Skip Bayless Family

Bayless’ father, John Sr., immediately began referring to him as Skip – his father had also referred to his mother as “Skip,” as in “skipper of the ship.” The name stuck, and Bayless was never called John by his parents, prompting him to have his name legally changed to Skip. His parents owned and operated the Hickory House, a barbecue restaurant in Oklahoma City. Bayless worked in restaurants as a kid but never thought of it as a career. Rick Bayless, his younger brother, carried on the family tradition as a chef, restaurateur, and television personality. He has a younger sister as well.

Skip Bayless Wife

Bayless is married to Ernestine Sclafani, who also works as a media relations specialist and public relations guru. It is however not known if the couple has any children.

Skip Bayless Salary

Being one of the top reporters for FOX Sports, Bayless earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Skip Bayless’s Net Worth

Bayless has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a TV personality and author.

Skip Bayless FOX Sports

At FOX Sports Bayless works alongside;

  1. Jon Paul Morosi
  2. Curt Menefee
  3. Urban Meyer
  4. Matt Millen
  5. Chris Myers
  6. Howie Long
  7. Donny Marshall
  8. Brandon Marshall
  9. Jason McIntyre
  10. Jamie McMurray
  11. Mark Schlereth
  12. Ken Rosenthal
  13. Bob Pockrass
  14. Phil Parsons
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