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Skip had to endure varied professional struggles before climbing to fame. He started his journalism career at “The Miami Herald”, penning sports features. After serving “The Miami Herald” for two years, Los Angeles Times hired him in 1976.
An opportunity at the Los Angeles was what Skip needed to showcase his talents. The following year, he was honored with the Eclipse Award for covering Triple Crown victory of Seattle Slew. By the age of 26, he was already a lead sport columnist at “The Dallas Morning News”. The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association voted him the sportswriter of the year for tree times in 1979, 1984 & 1986.
Skip Bayless’s life in television earned him his networth and wide popularity at last
Skip made his foray into the television world in 1989. He joined the ESPN as a panelist on “The Sports Reporters”. For next ten years, he also appeared regularly on the ESPN Sunday morning show.
Favorite camp pic: Talking to Revis. HE'S not a dysfunctional Jet. pic.twitter.com/Q2INv1S10b— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) August 20, 2015
In 2004, ESPN hired Skip as a full-time host to the “Cold Pizza”. In addition, his decade at the ESPN earned him a full-time role as a pen columnist for ESPN.com. In addition, he got opportunities to appear in movies like “Rocky Balboa”, which further helped him boost his net worth.
Skip Bayless had more opportunities in his hands to be bothered about his expired contract at the ESPN
On 26th April 2016, the news of Skip Bayless parting ways with ESPN surfaced. Adhering to the rumors, Skip left the ESPN channel altogether after his contract expired in August.
Skip has now joined the the Fox Network. Reportedly, is receiving an annual salary of five million dollars. He is now the co-host of his own new show- the “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed”. The show aired on September 1, 2016 on Fox Sports .
Skip Bayless's net worth is sure to skyrocket as a result of his increasing salary in the days to come.
Skip Bayless is best recognized as a commentator on the ESPN show – the “First Take”. Skip is one of the richest commentators at the ESPN. He is earning an annual salary of 3 million dollars. This has boosted Bayless’s net worth to a whopping amount of 7 million dollars.