Billy Costa Bio-Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Kids, Divorce, Salary, Net Worth

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Who is Billy Costa?

Billy Costa is an American television and radio host in the Boston Area. He is an Emmy award-winning and popular radio personality with KISS 108-FM in Boston. He also serves as co-host of The Matty in the Morning Show and he hosts the KISS Top 30 Countdown. Billy is also the host of the High School Quiz Show on WGBH.

While in college, he joined the Emerson radio station, WERS, as a Disc-jockey. Billy worked at a few other radio stations after graduating from Emerson with a degree in English, including WBOS. This was before contacting WXKS-FM “Kiss 108” in 1980 for a lifestyle/entertainment news show that he proposed.

How Old is Billy Costa?

He is 70 years old as of February 2023, having been born on December 24, 1952, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. Billy Costa shares his birthday with celebrities such as; Mads Lewis, Louis Tomlinson, Alabama Barker, Diego Martir, and many more.

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Billy Costa Family

Who are Billy Costa’s Parents?

Costa was born to Ma Costa (Mother), who brought him up on a Gyptian boat in East Cambridge, Massachusetts. However, his father’s name and whereabouts is not mentioned on the internet.

Does Billy Costa have Siblings?

He has one brother Tony Costa. Costa’s secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his parents and siblings, we shall update it here as soon as possible.

Billy Costa Education

He graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Costa attended Merrimack College in Massachusetts on a hockey scholarship where he majored in English. After he transferred to Emerson College in Boston, Billy found a job as a disc jockey at a local nightclub.

Billy Costa Wife – Divorce

Costa was previously married to Lisa Fell Costa, they finalized their divorce in 2010. Their divorce was finalized on November 1, 2010, after two years of legal wrangling. However, Lisa will get a whopping $312,000 in annual spousal support and she also got to remain in the couple’s luxe Lynnfield home.

Costa, on the other hand, kept his 53-foot yacht, Off the Air, his 2005 Dodge truck, and a $5 million life insurance policy.

Billy Costa’s Marital Status

There had been rumors that the longtime host and Jenny Johnson, his co-host and partner on the Dining Playbook were dating. The rumor went down in October 2017 after Jenny got married to Arlington native Robert Cocuzzo, the editor of Nantucket Magazine. The two exchanged their vows in the courtyard of the Boston Public Library.

Jenny’s wedding included Johnson’s sister as her maid of honor, as well as a man of honor: Johnson’s “Dining Playbook” co-host, Billy. “A bit untraditional, but there wasn’t a question in my mind that Billy was going to be a part of this day for me, as he’s been a part of the highs and the lows and all the in-betweens for the past 13 years,” Johnson told The Boston Globe. “He’s my best friend and knows my family very well.”

Her guests included New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and his longtime girlfriend, Linda Holliday, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, radio host Matt Siegel, KISS 108’s Lisa Donovan, author Ben Mezrich, and restaurateurs Ed Kane and Steve DiFillippo.

News on the internet shows that he is married to the love of his life Michele Steele. As they wed at the Boston YachtHaven Inn & Marina.

Billy Costa Kids | Sons

Costa has three adult sons by the names of Chris, Alex, and Dylan.

Billy Costa Height

Costa’s height is not yet disclosed.

Billy Costa Kiss 108

Billy told Kiss 108 about a lifestyle/entertainment segment he could host. It evolved into his Top 30 Countdown which is broadcast every Saturday morning and Sunday evening.  Billy also hosts TV Diner, which is a restaurant review show on NECN. It was then canceled in September 2013. Other past notable personalities in the station include Carson Daly, Dale Dorman, John Garabedian, Skip Kelly, Ed McMann, Jay Thomas, Wendy Williams, and J. J. Wright.

On May 3, 2022, he was named the new permanent host of Kiss 108’s morning radio show Matty in the Morning following former host Siegel’s announcement of his retirement. On weekday mornings from 6-10 am, he hosts Billy and Lisa in the Morning, with Donovan Justin Augirre, and Winnie Akoury.

Billy Costa Matty In The Morning

From 2001, he co-hosted “Matty in the Morning” on weekday mornings with Matt Siegel until Siegel’s retirement on May 3, 2022.

Billy Costa Dining Playbook | Food Show

Emmy award winners Costa and Jenny Johnson bring the premier food, dining, and entertainment program to NESN, the Flagship Network of the Boston Bruins, and Boston Red Sox. The weekly show features original content from a variety of restaurants focusing on where to go, what to drink, what to eat, and where Boston’s celebrity athletes hang out. The duo’s infectious chemistry and knowledge of the region’s hospitality industry, offer their viewers a fresh new approach to enjoying the best dining options that the region has to offer. The show celebrates New England’s two favorite pastimes: food and sports with help from the region’s best-known hosts, tastemakers, and athletes.

He was the host of The Phantom Gourmet, a restaurant review show which broadcast its first episode on June 26, 1993. In 2011, he started hosting a WGBH-TV show, High School Quiz Show. Because of his work in Evening Magazine, he has received an Emmy Award nomination. And has received a children’s Television Award for Rap Around, his kids’ talk show.

Billy Costa High School Quiz Show

Costa hosted a WGBH-TV show, High School Quiz Show in 2011. Season 11 of the show returns in 2019. Costa will host the all-new season of High School Quiz Show which premieres on Super Sunday on 20 October 2019.

Billy Costa’s Salary and Net Worth

The veteran radio and television host has earned greatly from his career and placed a huge amount of money under his name. He has a salary of $1 million and a net worth of $4 million.