Bob Costas Net Worth
Bob Costas Net Worth: Bob Costas is an American sportscaster who has a net worth of $45 million dollars. A highly respected sportscaster, Bob Costas began working as a sportscaster while still in college. He became a sportscaster for NBC Sports in 1980 and has been with them ever since. He has received nearly 20 Emmy Awards and four "National Sportscaster of the Year" awards.
Born Robert Quinlan Costas on March 22, 1952, in New York City, he made a name for himself on the air for NBC Sports television since the early 1980s. Of Irish and Greek descent, he studied at the Syracuse University where he first started to work as an announcer for the college's minor hockey team. After college, he continued to hone his broadcasting skills and he saw a major rise in his career as he did play-by-play for Chicago Bulls broadcasts on WGN-TV during the 1979–1980 NBA season. Next, he was hired by CBS Sports serving as a regional CBS NFL and CBS NBA announcer from 1976 to 1979, when he joined NBC. Even though 28 years old at the time, due to his boyish looks he was often affectionately called "Sportboy" by then NBC colleague David Letterman. But this juvenile sportscaster transcended his original specialty to become one of TV's most respected interviewers and cultural commentators. Armed with a quick intelligence, mildly ironic manner and a photographic memory, Costas displayed the impressive breadth of his interests and insights as host of the superior late night interview show, "Later with Bob Costas" (NBC, 1988-1994), as well as providing coverage for the Olympics, beginning with the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul. He has since served as a primetime host for 9 Olympic games to date, most recently in London in 2012. Meanwhile, he became an expert in sports, appearing on such forums as "Meet the Press" (NBC, 1947-2009), "Today" (NBC, 1951- ), and "Nightline" (ABC, 1979- ), offering carefully considered views on a wide variety of current events. Still carrying out his hosting duties on shows such as "On the Record with Bob Costas" (HBO, 2000-04), he became frequently in demand in Hollywood lending his voice to projects like the animated feature "Cars"(2006). Over the years, he proved to be equally comfortable with performers, filmmakers, artists, writers and political figures, making his visibility and credibility so substantial that he was even put forth as a possible candidate for the commissioner of Major League Baseball.