Bob Costas Biography
Bob Costas was born Robert Quinlan Costas on 22nd March 1952. Costas is an American sportscaster who is known for his long tenure with NBC Sports, from 1980 through 2019. Bob has received 28 Emmy awards for his service and was the prime-time host of 12 Olympic Games from 1992 up to 2016. Costas is employed by MLB Network, where he does play-by-play and once hosted an interview show known as Studio 42 with Bob Costas.
Bob Costas Age: Birthday
How old is Bob Costas? Moving on to Bob’s age, Bob is 69 years of age as of Feb 2022. Costas was born on the 22nd March 1952 in Queens, in the United States. Costas celebrates his birthday on 22nd March every year. Bob will be 70 years old come March 2022.
Bob Costas Height: Measurements
Costas stands at an average estimated height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Bob Costas Family: Parents And Siblings
Bob was born in Queens, New York City, and brought up in Commack, N.Y. Costas is the son of Jayne (Quinlan), of Irish descent, and John George Costas, an electrical engineer of Greek descent. John’s ancestry can be traced back to the island of Kalymnos in the Aegean Sea in Greece. As Bob stated on Ken Burns’ Baseball, he had a very poor relationship with his father.
Bob Costas Wife: Partner
Bob was married to Carole “Randy” Randall Krummenacher from 1983 to 2001. They had 2 children, to be precise son Keith (born 1986) and daughter Taylor (born 1989). He 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 Costas’ son initially was not given a 1st(or 2nd) name of Kirby. After Puckett reminded Bob of the agreement, the birth certificate was changed to Keith Michael Kirby Costas.
On 12th March 2004, Bob married his second wife, Jill Sutton. Bob and his wife, Jill now reside primarily in New York Roberts’s children have also won Sports Emmys; Michael has won 2 as an associate producer on MLB Network’s MLB Tonight, while Taylor is an associate producer on NBC’s coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Bob Costas Education
Bob graduated from Commack High School and then attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Costas graduated with a communications degree in 1974 from their S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Bob Costas NBC: HBO: MLB Network
Where is Bob now?
In 1980, Bob was hired by NBC. Don Ohlmeyer, who at the time ran the network’s sports division, told Costas “28 years old” he looked like a 14-year-old. Bob would recite this anecdote during an appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Don based his reaction on Costas’ modest stature (Bob is 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)) and boyish, baby-faced appearance.
For several years, Bob hosted NBC’s National Football League coverage and NBA coverage. In addition, Costas also did play-by-play for National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball coverage. With the introduction of the NBC Sports Network, Bob also became the host of the new monthly interview program Costas Tonight.
Bob Costas HBO
In 2001, Bob was hired by HBO to host a 12-week series known as On the Record with Bob Costas. On the Record with Bob Costas was similar to the format of the old Later program as they both concentrated on in-depth interviews. In 2005, the weekly series was revamped to become Costas Now, a monthly issue-oriented sports program that occasionally employed a town hall-style format.
In 2002, Bob began a stint as co-host of HBO’s long-running series Inside the NFL. Bob remained host of Inside the NFL through the end of the 2007 NFL season. Costas hosted the show with Cris Collinsworth and Dan Marino and Cris Carter former NFL legends. The program aired each week during the NFL season.
Bob left HBO to sign with MLB Network in 2009 February. On 23rd April 2021, it was announced that Costas would be returning to HBO to host a quarter-yearly interview show called Back on the Record.
Bob Costas MLB Network
At the channel’s launch on 1st January 2009, Bob hosted the premiere episode of All Time Games, a presentation of the recently discovered kinescope of Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. During the episode, Costas held a forum with Don Larsen, who pitched MLB’s only postseason perfect game during that game, and Yogi Berra, who caught the game.
Bob joined the network full-time on 3rd February 2009. Costas hosted a regular interview show titled MLB Network Studio 42 with Bob Costas and special programming and provides play-by-play for select live baseball game telecasts. In 2017, Bob called Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros on MLB Network. The Astros went on to win 8–2. Unfortunately, Bob and Jim Kaat his color commentator received criticism for their “bantering about minutia” and misidentification of plays. Bob also went on to become an internet meme after using the term “sacks were juiced” to describe the bases being loaded.
Bob Costas TBS
On 20th August 2021, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported that TBS was nearing an agreement with Bob which would have him hosting the network’s National League Championship Series coverage. On 7th October 2021, WarnerMedia officially confirmed that Bob would be joining TBS for their postseason baseball coverage starting on 16th October 2021.
Bob Costas Net Worth and Salary
Costas earns a total salary of between $300,000 to $750K per year and is worth about $5 million. Bob’s annual salary is most likely what has contributed to the decent fortune she currently holds.
Bob Costas Twitter: Instagram
Costas is incredibly active on social media and he appears to be living his professional career life to the maximum. Costas’ Instagram account is @therealbobcostas and her Twitter account is @RealCostas.My Timeline RealCostas