Sports columnist, television personality, author and commentator, Skip Bayless is best known for appearing in the ESPN show First Take. He has also appeared on several films and has been heard on the radio. He is also an accomplished author of several books. He is also the recipient of several awards. He was born as John Edward Bayless II on 4th December 1951.
His father called him Skip as soon as he was born and he was never called John by his parents. Even though he worked in his parent’s restaurant as a youth, he never considered pursuing a career in that direction. He was more interested in sports and played basketball and baseball. He graduated on 197 from the Northwest Cla s sen.
Skip Bayless' Professional Career
Skip Bayless' career started as he wrote columns for The Miami Herald and then was hired by the Los Angeles Times. He was then hired by The Dallas Morning News at the age of 26 and he then wrote his book God’s Coach: The Hymns, Hype, and Hypocrisy of Tom Landry’s Cowboys, on 1989. After a 17 year career in the Dallas Morning News, he became the lead sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune and won the Lisagor Award for excellence for his work there.
He also hosted a talk show for the Dallas radio station. His radio work also includes co-hosting a weekend show on ESPN Radio. His television work includes working as a panelist on The Sports Reporters, of the ESPN and he provided commentary for Golf Channel. He has also appeared on the Jim Rome’s show on Fox Sports Net. He has also appeared on the ESPN film Pony Excess and has won several awards in recognition of his work on films, radio, and TV.
Skip Bayless' Net Worth And Salary
Skip Bayless has an estimated net worth of around $13 million, in 2019. And his salary is $5 million.
Skip Bayless' Personal Life, Wife, And Relationship
This versatile and legendary personality is a married man. Skip Bayless tied the knots with his wife Ernestine Sclafani in the year 2016.
He has accepted the fact that he has been involved in four long term relationships to date. He has gone on to say that he was married to his high school sweetheart at a very young age. He has also accepted the fact that this was a hurried mistake. He then divorced his first wife, whose name has not been revealed and then has been involved in two more, long time relationships. He cited his pa s sion for his job to be the prime reason for the split of his relationships with his former girlfriends. As of now, he has been married to Ernestine Sclafani and the couple seems to be going on pretty well. There have been speculations about him being gay which has not been confirmed.
Skip has a net worth of 4 million dollars and an annual salary ae ESPN of 50 thousand dollars. His net worth can be attributed to his radio, TV shows and his books. He has a height of 5 feet and 8 inches. His age as of 2019, is 67 years old.
by sanjeet, 14 Dec, 2015