Bob Costas | Biography
Born in 1952 Robert Quinlan “Bob” Costas famed as Bob Costas is sports news correspondent of American News channel NBC Sports. He is known to be one of the outstanding news casters as he has anchored Olympics for 9 times. Bob was born to engineer father John George Costas and mother Jayne Quinlan in New York. He mentioned he had weak relationship with his father. He graduated from Commack High School South before being plunged from Syracuse University while studying Communications. But later he acquired nominal degree from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Moving on to his personal life, he while in his university days hosted negligible hockey team Syracuse Blazers. He then moved to KMOX Radio as play presenter American Basketball Association playing team Spirits of St. Louis in 1974 as well as presented call-in program Open Line. He mostly contributed to Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association. He worked as presenter of 1979-1980 NBA seasons on behalf of WGN-TV. He also was part-time employee for CBS Sports coverage of CBS NFL, CBS NBA as presenter for 3 years. Bob then moved to NBC as studio presenter of National Football League, National Basketball Association and also Major League Baseball. He during his time co-operated with many co-hosts like Isiah Thomas, Dough Collins, Sal Bando, Tony Kubek, and Bob Uecker. He in different era of time has presented Kentucky Derby, U.S. Open golf tournament, Kentucky Oaks etc. As mentioned above, he has covered news from 9 Olympics from 1992 to 2012. From 1986 to 1996, Bob anchored radio show Costas Coast to Coast. The show was on aired on more than 200 radio stations till 2009. He again was seen presenting another talk show namely Later with Bob Costas from 1988 to 1994 onNBC. He has spent many days and night taking to his guests on many major topics. He has been admired for his brilliant interviewing skills all around. The longest interview ran for four regular nights with guest Mel Brooks in 1991. Bob after being appointed by CNN President Jonathan Klein worked as host of Larry King live for one year. Bob currently works as newscaster of Rock Center with Brian Williams where he hosted assistant coach of Pennsylvania State University as he was found guilty for minor sexual abuse. Apart from this, he was borrowed by HBO to present On the Records with Bob Costas. He then started as co presenter of Inside the NFL of HBO. He to join MLB network left HBO in 2009. In MLB Network he worked as facilitator where he hosted many of the sports related shows and talk shows. Bob is seen in few television series like A time for Champion, Baseball, The 10th inning etc. He from different media network got the average salary of 5 million dollar per annum.
Moving on to his personal life, he till today has married twice. He got divorced to his previous wife after 18 long years of marriage. From his first wife side, he has two children namely Keith and Taylor. In 2004, he again got married to Jill Sutton and the happy couple lives in St. Louis. At the age of 61, he still is active in his professional career which inspires many of the youth people. Bob stands with the height of 5 feet 7 inch and is known to have done plastic surgery of face lift and Botox Injection.
He was also in some of the controversies like gun handling cases in America. He stated that many domestic peoples are killed due to possession of guns by every individual,
Bob Costas in his professional life has won many awards like National Sportscaster of the year for 8 times, Sports Emmy Awards for 20 times, Curt Gowdy Media Awards. He has been inducted to National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association hall of fame and St. Louis Walk of Fame. He has got honorary doctorate degree from Loyola College. Bob works as trustee of Webster University as well as Board Member of Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
More about his personal and professional life can be found in his personal site as well as in his wiki. His biography also can be found in most of the search engine. His more curious fans can follow him in twitter which is the easiest way to reach out to the desired person.