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Bob Costas

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Age 71
Birthday March 221952
Birth Sign Aries
City Queens
Country NY
Profession Sportscaster

Bob Costas is a famous Sportscaster, born on March 22, 1952 in United States. As of December 2022, Bob Costas’s net worth is $45 Million. He received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2012.

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Spouse Jill Sutton , Carole Krumenacher
Children(s) Keith Michael Kirby Costas, Taylor Costas

Bob Costas Biography

TV news and sports reporter, became host of the Olympics for NBC. Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster who is employed by MLB Network, where he does play-by-play and hosts an interview show called Studio 42 with Bob Costas. He is known for his long tenure with NBC Sports, from 1980 through 2019. He has received several Emmy awards for his work. He was the prime-time host of 11 Olympic Games from 1992 until 2016..

He married Carole Krumenacher on June 24, 1983, and after their divorce in 2001, he married Jill Sutton on March 14, 2004. He has a daughter named Taylor and a son named Keith.

In 1973, Costas began his professional career at WSYR TV and radio in Syracuse while still completing his communications degree at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. His sportscasting career began while attending Syracuse University, serving as an announcer for the Syracuse Blazers minor-league hockey team playing in the Eastern Hockey League and North American Hockey League.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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After graduating in 1974 at the age of 22, Costas went to KMOX radio in St. Louis, Missouri, calling play-by-play for the Spirits of St. Louis of the American Basketball Association in 1974. He was a prominent contributor to the ABA book Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association. He is extensively quoted on many topics. The book includes his reflections of ABA life during his tenure as radio voice of the Spirits of St. Louis.

Bob Costas Net Worth

Bob Costas is one of the richest Sportscaster & listed on most popular Sportscaster. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Bob Costas‘s net worth $45 Million.

Net Worth $45 Million
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Source of Income Sportscaster
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He dropped out of Syracuse University, where he was studying communications.

After graduating in 1974 at the age of 22, Costas went to KMOX radio in St. Louis, Missouri, calling play-by-play for the Spirits of St. Louis of the American Basketball Association in 1974. He was a prominent contributor to the ABA book Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association. He is extensively quoted on many topics. The book includes his reflections of ABA life during his tenure as radio voice of the Spirits of St. Louis.

Costas was born in Queens, New York City, and grew up in Commack, New York. He is the son of Jayne (Quinlan), of Irish descent, and John George Costas, an electrical engineer of Greek descent. His father’s ancestry can be traced back to the island of Kalymnos in the Aegean Sea in Greece. As Costas stated on Ken Burns’ Baseball, he had a very poor relationship with his father. Costas graduated from Commack High School South and attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. He graduated with a communications degree in 1974 from their S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Later, Costas would call Missouri Tigers basketball and co-host KMOX’s Open Line call-in program. He did play-by-play for Chicago Bulls broadcasts on WGN-TV during the 1979–1980 NBA season. From 1978 to 1981, Costas worked as a fill-in play-by-play man on St. Louis Blues radio broadcasts on KMOX whenever the regular play-by-play announcer, Dan Kelly, was unavailable. He was also employed by CBS Sports as a regional CBS NFL and CBS NBA announcer from 1976 to 1979, after which he moved to NBC.

Who is Bob Costas dating?

According to our records, Bob Costas married to Jill Sutton , Carole Krumenacher. As of May 2022, Bob Costas’s is not dating anyone.

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Costas was married from 1983 to 2001 to Carole “Randy” Randall Krummenacher. They had two children, son Keith (born 1986) and daughter Taylor (born 1989). Costas once jokingly promised Minnesota Twins center fielder Kirby Puckett that, if he was batting over .350 by the time his child was born, he would name the baby Kirby. Kirby was hitting better than .350, but Bob’s son initially was not given a first (or second) name of Kirby. After Puckett reminded Costas of the agreement, the birth certificate was changed to “Keith Michael Kirby Costas”.

Bob Costas Height

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Sportscaster. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Bob Costas celebrates birthday on March 22 of every year.

In 1980, Costas was hired by NBC. Don Ohlmeyer, who at the time ran the network’s sports division, told 28-year-old Costas he looked like a 14-year-old. Costas would recite this anecdote during an appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Ohlmeyer based his reaction on Costas’ modest stature (Costas is 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)) and boyish, baby-faced appearance.

What does Bob Costas do now?

Costas has since gone to CNN for a commentating job and returned to his HBO show called “Back On the Record with Bob Costas.”

Why is Bob Costas not broadcasting the Olympics?

From the lack of spectators due to China’s COVID-19 restrictions, to the network’s decision to have almost all of its commentators work out of its studios in Stamford, Connecticut, to the tenuous relationship between the United States and the host country, the task of televising these Olympic Games is fraught with …

Who is Bob Costas wife?

Wife

Does Bob Costas have a daughter?

Taylor Costas

What did Howard Cosell say about Bob Costas?

I’m Bob Costas with NBC’ and Cosell says ‘I know who you are. You’re the child who rhapsodizes about the infield fly rule. I’m sure you’ll have a great career,’” Michaels recalled. The story had Vasgersian in stitches.

June 23, 1984: Costas called NBC’s Game of the Week with Tony Kubek, where Ryne Sandberg hit two separate home runs in the 9th and 10th innings against Bruce Sutter to tie the game. This game is known as “The Sandberg Game”.

For baseball telecasts, Costas teamed with Sal Bando (1982), Tony Kubek (from 1983 to 1989), and Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker (from 1994 to 2000). One of his most memorable broadcasts occurred on June 23, 1984 (in what would go down in baseball lore as “The Sandberg Game”). Costas, along with Tony Kubek, was calling the Saturday baseball Game of the Week from Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals in particular was cited for putting Ryne Sandberg (as well as the 1984 Cubs in general, who would go on to make their first postseason appearance since 1945) “on the map”. In the ninth inning, the Cubs, trailing 9–8, faced the premier relief pitcher of the time, Bruce Sutter. Sandberg, then not known for his power, slugged a home run to left field against the Cardinals’ ace closer. Despite this dramatic act, the Cardinals scored two runs in the top of the tenth. Sandberg came up again in the tenth inning, facing a determined Sutter with one man on base. Sandberg then shocked the national audience by hitting a second home run, even farther into the left field bleachers, to tie the game again. The Cubs went on to win in the 11th inning. When Sandberg hit that second home run, Costas said, “Do you believe it?!” The Cardinals’ Willie McGee also hit for the cycle in the same game.

In 1985, Costas appeared on The War to Settle the Score, a pre-WrestleMania program that the World Wrestling Federation aired on MTV.

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