Bob Costas Bio, Age, Family, Career, Sports Events, Olympics and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Bob Costas. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Costas do for a living?
  2. Who are Costas’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Costas’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Costas married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does Costas have any children?
  6. Where is Costas now?
  7. How tall is Costas?
  8. How much money does Costas earn?
  9. What is Costas’s net worth?

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Who is Bob Costas?

Bob Costas is an American sportscaster who is known for his long tenure with NBC Sports, from 1980 through 2019. He has received 28 Emmy awards for his work and was the prime-time host of 11 Olympic Games from 1992 until 2016.

He is employed by MLB Network, where he does play-by-play and once hosted an interview show called Studio 42 with Bob Costas.

In 1973, Costas began his professional career at WSYR TV and radio in Syracuse while still completing his communications degree at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. His sportscasting career began while attending Syracuse University, serving as an announcer for the Syracuse Blazers minor-league hockey team playing in the Eastern Hockey League and North American Hockey League.

After graduating in 1974 at the age of 22, Costas went to KMOX radio in St. Louis, Missouri, calling play-by-play for the Spirits of St. Louis of the American Basketball Association in 1974. He was a prominent contributor to the ABA book Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association. He is extensively quoted on many topics. The book includes his reflections of ABA life during his tenure as the radio voice of the Spirits of St. Louis.

A Photo of Bob Costas
A Photo of Bob Costas

Later, Costas would call Missouri Tigers basketball and co-host KMOX’s Open Line call-in program. He did play-by-play for Chicago Bulls broadcasts on WGN-TV during the 1979–1980 NBA season. From 1978 to 1981, Costas worked as a fill-in play-by-play man on St. Louis Blues radio broadcasts on KMOX whenever the regular play-by-play announcer, Dan Kelly, was unavailable. He was also employed by CBS Sports as a regional CBS NFL and CBS NBA announcer from 1976 to 1979, after which he moved to NBC.

How Old is Bob Costas?

Costas is 69 years old as of 2021. He was born on March 22, 1952, in Queens, New York. Bob shares his birthday with other notable people such as Cole Hauser, Constance Wu, Fanny Ardant, George Benson, Guillermo Diaz, James Patterson, James Wolk, Keegan-Michael Key, Lena Olin, Matthew Modine, Orrin Hatch, Tyler Oakley, Merrick Hanna, Reese Witherspoon, Nick Robinson, JJ Watt, among others.

Bob Costas Family

Who are Bob Costas’s parents?

Costas’ parents are Jayne, of Irish descent, and John George Costas, an electrical engineer of Greek descent.

Does Bob Costas have siblings?

Costas graduated from Commack High School South and attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. He graduated with a communications degree in 1974 from their S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Bob Costas Education

Costas graduated from Commack High School South and attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. He graduated with a communications degree in 1974 from their S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Bob Costas Wife

Costas was married from 1983 to 2001 to Carole Randall Krummenacher.

Bob Costas Children – Kids

Costas has two children, a son Keith (born 1986), and a daughter Taylor (born 1989).

Bob Costas NBC Sports

In 1980, Costas was hired by NBC. Don Ohlmeyer, who at the time ran the network’s sports division, told 28-year-old Costas he looked like a 14-year-old. Costas would recite this anecdote during an appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Ohlmeyer based his reaction on Costas’s modest stature (Costas is 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)) and boyish, baby-faced appearance.

For many years, Costas hosted NBC’s National Football League coverage and NBA coverage. He also did play-by-play for National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball coverage. With the introduction of the NBC Sports Network, Costas also became the host of the new monthly interview program Costas Tonight.

Bob Costas Boxing

On March 30, 2015, it was announced that Costas would join forces with Marv Albert (blow-by-blow) and Al Michaels (host) on April 11, 2015, edition of NBC’s primetime PBC on NBC boxing series. Costas was added to serve as a special contributor for the event from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He would narrate and write a feature on the storied history of boxing in New York City.

Bob Costas Golf

Costas has also hosted NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament from 2003 to 2014.

Bob Costas Professional football

NBC Sports allowed Costas to opt out from having to cover the XFL. He publicly denigrated the league throughout its existence and remains a vocal critic of the league and its premise. In 2006, Costas returned to NFL studio hosting duties for NBC’s new Sunday Night Football, hosting its pre-game show Football Night in America. Costas last hosted NFL telecasts for NBC in 1992 before being replaced in the studio by Jim Lampley and subsequently, Greg Gumbel. Before becoming the studio host for The NFL on NBC in 1984, Costas did a play-by-play of NFL games with analyst Bob Trumpy.

Costas is nicknamed “Rapping Roberto” by New York City’s Daily News sports media columnist Bob Raissman. Al Michaels also called him “Rapping Roberto” during the telecast between the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Giants on September 10, 2006, in response to Costas calling him “Alfalfa”.

Bob Costas National Hockey League

Costas hosted NBC’s coverage of the 2008, 2009, and the 2010 NHL Winter Classic. He was scheduled to host coverage of the 2011 event as well but, due to the game’s postponement, Costas hosted only pre-game coverage before leaving to go to Seattle for his duties with NBC’s NFL coverage the next night. He hosted the event in 2012 as well as a post-game edition of NHL Live on the NBC Sports Network.

Bob Costas HBO Sports

In 2001, Costas was hired by HBO to host a 12-week series called On the Record with Bob Costas. On the Record with Bob Costas was similar to the format of the old Later program as they both concentrated on in-depth interviews. In 2005, On the Record with Bob Costas was revamped to become Costas Now, a monthly issue-oriented sports program that occasionally employed a town hall-style format.

In 2002, Costas began a stint as co-host of HBO’s long-running series Inside the NFL. Costas remained host of Inside the NFL through the end of the 2007 NFL season. He hosted the show with Cris Collinsworth and former NFL legends Dan Marino and Cris Carter. The program aired each week during the NFL season. Costas left HBO to sign with MLB Network in February 2009.

Bob Costas MLB Network

At the channel’s launch on January 1, 2009, Costas hosted the premiere episode of All Time Games, a presentation of the recently discovered kinescope of Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. During the episode, he held a forum with Don Larsen, who pitched MLB’s only postseason perfect game during that game, and Yogi Berra, who caught the game. Costas joined the network full-time on February 3, 2009. He hosted a regular interview show titled MLB Network Studio 42 with Bob Costas as well as special programming and provides play-by-play for select live baseball game telecasts.

In 2017, Costas called Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros on MLB Network. The Astros went on to win 8–2. Unfortunately, Costas and his color commentator Jim Kaat received criticism for their “bantering about minutia” and misidentification of plays. Costas also went on to become an internet meme after using the term the “sacks were juiced” to describe the bases being loaded.

Bob Costas NFL Network

As aforementioned, Costas hosted Thursday Night Football on NBC and NFL Network in 2016, having returned to broadcasting after a brief absence. He was replaced by Liam McHugh in 2017.

Bob Costas Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $50 million.


Costas stands a height of 5 ft 7.

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