Bob Costas

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Robert Quinlan Costas
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/22/1952, Aries
  • Profession: TV sportscaster; talk-show host
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Bob Costas Fast Facts:
  • Carries in his wallet a laminated 1958 baseball card of his idol, Mickey Mantle. He delivered the eulogy at Mantle's funeral in 1995.
  • Doctored his college-radio highlight tape to make himself sound older, leading to a job at KMOX-AM in St. Louis, broadcasting ABA basketball.
  • At 33, became the youngest winner of the Sportscaster of the Year Award.
  • Turned down offers from CBS to be the first host of The Late Late Show and to be a reporter for 60 Minutes.
  • Parodied himself in the animated film Cars by lending his voice to a racing announcer named Bob Cutlass.
  • Began hosting Olympics coverage for NBC in 1992.
  • Has called the World Series, the NBA Finals and the Super Bowl.
  • Has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
  • Bob Costas Relationships:
  • Taylor Costas - Daughter
  • Jayne Costas - Mother
  • Jill Sutton - Wife
  • Valerie Costas - Sister
  • Carole Randall Costas - Ex-wife
  • John Costas - Father
  • Keith Costas - Son
  • Bob Costas Awards:
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series - Winner
  • College:
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (BA in Communications, 1974)

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