Bob Costas

Born Mar 22, 1952

Robert Quinlan "Bob" Costas is an American sportscaster, on the air for NBC Sports television since the early 1980s. He has been prime-time host of a record 9 Olympic games. He also occasionally does play-by-play for MLB Network as well as hosting an interview show called Studio 42 with Bob Costas.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on March 22, 1952.


1974 22 Years Old At age 22, he went to KMOX, calling play-by-play for the Spirits of St. Louis of the American Basketball Association in 1974. … Read More
1976 24 Years Old 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. … Read More


1983 - 1988 3 More Events
1989 37 Years Old Besides calling the 1989 American League Championship Series for NBC, Costas also filled-in for a suddenly ill Vin Scully, who had come down with laryngitis, for Game 2 of the 1989 National League Championship Series. … Read More
1990 38 Years Old When NBC gained the NBA network contract from CBS in 1990, Costas hosted the telecasts and was teamed in the studio with ex-Lakers coach Pat Riley.
1991 39 Years Old He also hosted the studio program Showtime and did play-by-play for the 1991 All-Star Game.


1997 45 Years Old In 1997, Costas began a three-year stint as the lead play-by-play man for The NBA on NBC. … Read More
2000 48 Years Old NBC enlisted Costas' services after they were forced to (temporarily) remove Marv Albert from their broadcasts due to lingering personal and legal problems at the time. Costas stepped aside following the 2000 NBA Finals in favor of a returning Marv Albert.


2002 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Costas returned to call some games of the 2002 NBA Playoffs after Albert was injured in a car accident two days before the playoffs. … Read More
2004 52 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 12, 2004, Costas married his second wife, Jill Sutton. … Read More
2005 53 Years Old In June 2005, Costas was named by CNN president Jonathan Klein as a regular substitute anchor for Larry King's Larry King Live for one year. … Read More
2006 54 Years Old In 2006, Costas returned to studio hosting duties on The NFL on NBC (under the Football Night in America banner), which was returning after a near ten-year hiatus. … Read More
2007 55 Years Old On May 26, 2007, Costas discussed the presidency of George W. Bush on his radio show, stating he liked Bush personally, and had been optimistic about his presidency, but said the course of the Iraq war, and other mis-steps have led him to conclude Bush's presidency had "tragically failed" and considered it "overwhelmingly evident, even if you're a conservative Republican, if you're honest about it, this is a failed administration."
2008 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Costas hosted NBC's coverage of the 2008, 2009, and the 2010 NHL Winter Classic. … Read More
In 2009, he hosted Bravo's coverage of the 2009 Kentucky Oaks. … Read More


During a segment on the Sunday Night Football halftime show on December 2, 2012, Costas paraphrased Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock in regards to Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide the day prior, stating that the United States' gun culture was causing more domestic disputes to result in death, and that it was likely Belcher and his girlfriend would not have died had he not possessed a gun. … Read More
Costas also delivered the eulogy for Musial after his death in early 2013. … Read More
2014 - 2015 3 More Events
2016 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2016 Costas will host Thursday Night Football on NBC/NFL Network.
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