Bob Costas is a well known American sportscaster, who best recognized for hosting 12 prime-time Olympic Games from 1992 till 2016. He is currently working for MLB Network, where he hosted an interview show, titled ‘Studio 42 with Bob Costas’. He has also worked with NBC Sports Network for a significant period in his career. Keep reading to know more about Bob Costas’s net worth in 2018.
Bob Costas Early Life
Robert Quinlan Costas was born in 1952 on 22 March to Jayne Costas and John Costas. He was born in New York City but was raised in Commack, New York. He completed his schooling from Commack High School South and later attended Syracuse University for his graduation. He was very active in sports during his teens, which helped him in getting a better understanding of the sports.
Bob Costas has been married twice. He married his first wife in 1983 who was his longtime lover, named Carole Krummenacher. The couple divorced in 2001. Robert married his current wife Jill Sutton, whom he married in 2004. He is very close with his family and can be seen watching several sports games when he is not busy casting them.
He has two children named Keith and Taylor
Bob Costas Career
Bob Costas started off his journey as a host in the early 1980’s with NBC Sports Network. Soon he became a sports expert on the Television, appearing on shows like ‘Today,’ ‘Later with Bob Costas,’ ‘Meet the Press,’ ‘Nightline,’ and ‘On the Record with Bob Costas’, etc.
He has also lent his voice in multiple Hollywood animated movies like ‘Cars.’
Apart from being a sportscaster, Bob Caster has also worked as an entertainment host for Hollywood gossip and other political stuff. He is comfortable with all aspects of journalism which is what makes him one of the finest hosts in American.
He has hosted for sports like Boxing, Golf, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, Professional Football, Olympics, National Hockey League, NBC Racing, etc.
After retiring briefly as a sportscaster in 2017, he chooses to build a career, where he can just sit and chit-chat with people and started working as a Talk show host, which is turning out good for him, as people are loving his wit and humor on the show.
Currently, he is also hosting for ‘Thursday Night Football’ at NFL and NBC Network.
Awards & Achievements
In 2001 Bob Costas was honored with a George Arents Award, by Syracuse University, for his excellent performance in Sports Broadcasting. In 2013, Bob Costas was also honored with a Marty Glickman Award for his amazing leadership in sports and media by S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He has also received multiple other awards for his contribution to sports and the broadcasting networks.
Net Worth of Bob Costas
Bob Costas has an estimated net worth of more than $50 million. He makes his fortune from his regular salary which he currently gets from MLB Network, on which he hosts an interview show. It is speculated that the Sportscaster has an estimated annual salary package of $7 million.
Bob Costas is considered one of the most popular sports journalists in the world. He has hosted 12 post time Olympic Games, which is a record in itself. Apart from having great knowledge of all sports, Bob Costas can also pull off a witty humor, which also makes his hosting style more casual and entertaining. Currently, he is working as an interview show host, getting friendly with his guests and taking in all their secrets creating gossip headlines for the next day for the Network.