Skip Bayles is an American sports columnist, author, and television personality from New York. He is famous for his work as a commentator on the ESPN2 show, First Take, with Stephen A. Smith. Skip left the show in April 2016.
Columnist Skip Bayless' Brilliant Career
Bayless released his new show 'Skip and Shannon: Undisputed with Shannon Sharpe' on Fox Sports 1 September 6, 2016. While moving from Vanderbilt to The Miami Herald, Bayless wrote sports features for more than two years in August 1976. There he was well known for investigative stories on the Los Angeles Dodgers.
At 26, Bayless was employed by The Dallas Morning News to write its lead sports column. After three years, he joined the Dallas Times Herald. In 1998, Bayless left Dallas after 17 years to become the lead sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Meanwhile, he won the Lisagor Award for excellence in sports column writing, presented by the Chicago Headline Club. In 2000, Bayless was voted for Illinois sportswriter of the year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Jerry Jones continues to hurt my Cowboys. More @Undisputed, now on FS1 https://t.co/CItm2o97YA
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 7, 2016
In 1991 Bayless started a two-year stint hosting a sports talk radio show from 6–8 p.m. 'Monday through Friday' for Dallas radio station KLIF. In 1994, he was one of the original investors in the Fort Worth radio station KTCK. Thereafter, he hosted 'The Skip Bayless' Show from 6–9 a.m. weekdays from 1994 to 1996.
In the mid-1990s, Skip was a frequent guest on ESPN Radio's first national weekday show, The Fabulous Sports Babe. In 2001, he became the primary guest host of the syndicated radio program, 'The Jim Rome Show'.
In 1989, Bayless joined host Dick Schaap as a panelist on ESPN's The Sports Reporters. In 1999 and 2000, he did commentary for the Golf Channel from the major golf championships. ESPN hired Bayless in 2004 to team with Woody Paige of The Denver Post in daily debate segments called "1st and 10" on ESPN2's Cold Pizza. Bayless had a cameo role in the 2006 film Rocky Balboa with ESPN colleagues Woody Paige and Jay Crawford.
Columnist Skip Bayless's net worth and salary
In 2015, multitalented commentator renewed his contract which materialized into a $3 million annual salary. He is paid $50 thousand by ESPN as an annual salary.
The sportswriter's net worth is estimated to be around $7 million approximately. His net worth can be the outcome from his hard work in radio, TV shows, and writing.