Bob Costas is an American sportscaster who has been working in the field since the 1980s. He works for NBC Sports right now, and since 1992, he has been the prime-time host of the network’s Olympic coverage.
Costas is also known for his longtime work with MLB Network. From 2009 to 2019, he was a studio host and play-by-play announcer for the network. He has also won 28 Emmys for his work and hosted 12 Olympic Games from 1988 to 2016 during prime time.
Bob Costas started working in broadcasting when he was only 22 years old, in 1971. He first worked for a local news station in St. Louis, Missouri, where he grew up. He does play-by-play and used to host a show called Studio 42 with Bob Costas, where he talked to people about sports. From there, he went on to work for CNN, ESPN, and CBS, among others. Find out more about John George Costas and Jayne Costas, Bob Costas’s parents.
John George Costas is Bob Costas’s father.
- John George Costas comes from Greece.
- In Manhattan, Bob’s father worked as an electrician.
- As a kid, baseball and basketball were his favorite sports.
- His family moved to Commack, Long Island, when he was eleven years old.
Jayne Costas is Bob Costas’s mother.
The mother of Jayne Costas is of Irish background.
They were married from 1983 to 2001, but then they split up.
They had a son, Keith, who was born in 1986, and a daughter, Taylor (born 1989).
Bob Costas’s Step-Mother
Jill Sutton is the name of Bob Costas’s stepmother. Bob Costas’s father and his current wife live mostly in New York. Costas was born and raised in the New York area, but he has often said that he thinks of St. Louis as his hometown. Costas’s children also have Sports Emmys to their names.
The best parts of Bob Costas’s career
- In 1994, Bob Costas was the play-by-play voice for the World Series.
- In the 1998 movie BASEketball, he played himself. His rival Al Michaels from ABC also played himself.
- In 2021, Billy Crystal made the movie Here Today, in which he played himself.
- Popular songs like “Mafioso” by Mac Dre and “We Major” have been inspired by him.
- In 1999, during the sixth season of Space Ghost Coast to Coast, he was a guest on the show.
- In the 2013 episode “Win at All Costas” of Go On, he played himself.
- Also, he and Harold Reynolds called the play-by-play for Triple Play 2002, a baseball game for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
- Bob Costas’s Report on Health
- Bob Costas has conjunctivitis, which is caused by a virus and is very contagious.
- His annual net worth is $50,000,000.
- He has also “brought back” his HBO show, which is now called “Back on the Record with Bob Costas” and runs every three months.