Bob Costas is an eminent American Sportscaster who is well-known for serving as sports anchor at NBC Sports television. He has been involved with NBC Sports network since the early 1980s.
Acclaimed sportscaster, Bob Costas was born on March 22, 1952, in New York, New York, United States. Very smart personality holder, Bob was born as a son of Jayne and John George Costas, an electrical engineer of Greek descent. He belongs to Irish descent.
Bob completed his graduation study with majoring in communications and rhetorical studies from Syracuse University. When he was at Syracuse University, his sportscasting work had already started. There, he was an announcer for the Syracuse Blazers minor-league hockey team. Later on, he started his professional career at KMOX radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
NBC sportscaster, Bob Costas has been awarded National Sportscaster of Year, eight times
Bob was first hired by NBC at the age of 28. Since 1995, he has hosted NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Open tournament. During his career journey, he has front lined many Olympics broadcasters for NBC.
Costas has won 8 National Sportscaster of the year awards from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Associations. Additionally, he has also successfully bagged 4 Sportscaster of the year awards from the ASA. Needless to say, he has also won nearly 20 Sports Emmy Awards for his outstanding sports announcing nature.
Vastly experienced sports journalist Bob Costas earns an annual salary of $5 million
Bob has simultaneously bagged many other awards during his career journey. He has even been inducted into National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s hall of fame and St. Louis Walk of fame as well.
For his long commitment in sports media field, he holds an honorary doctorate degree from Loyola College. Currently, he works as a trustee of Webster University as well as a Board Member of Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Besides that, he has been associated with different media network through which he receives an average salary of 5 million USD per annum.
Bob Costas’s glowing face is a result of plastic surgery and Botox injection
Even in his sixties, Bob is still an active professional which is an inspiration for all the youth generations. The dashing sports anchor, Bob stands with the height of 5 feet 7 inch and has known to have gone through plastic surgery and Botox injection on the face. He has signature one-sided combed hair.
He is famous as one of the smart interviewers who have encyclopedic knowledge and devilish sense of humorous nature. Likewise, he is well-known all around as one of the most outstanding newscasters in the history of journalism. As a result, he is paid noteworthy salary from all those networks he has worked for.
At the age of 64, Bob Costas is living with his 2nd wife after getting divorce with the 1st one
Talking about his personal life, Bob was 1st married to Carole “Randy” Randall Krummenacher in 1983 but got separated by the year of 2001. From his 1st marriage, he has two kids: son Taylor (born 1986) and daughter Keith (born 1989). His marriage with Randy ended up in a divorce after 18 years.
In 2004 he got married for the second time to Jill Sutton and presently the happy couple is living in St. Louis.
More details on his personal as well as professional life can be read at Wikipedia. Fans can connect to him through different social sites like Facebook and Twitter as well.