Award-Winning Sportscaster, Broadcaster and Best-Selling Author
Bob Costas has won twenty-five Emmy awards—more than any sports broadcaster. His versatility has been recognized with awards and nominations in the categories of hosting, play-by- play, writing, journalism, news, and entertainment. His peers have named him the “National Sportscaster of the Year” a record eight times, and in 2012, he was elected to the…
Bob Costas has won twenty-five Emmy awards—more than any sports broadcaster. His versatility has been recognized with awards and nominations in the categories of hosting, play-by- play, writing, journalism, news, and entertainment. His peers have named him the “National Sportscaster of the Year” a record eight times, and in 2012, he was elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Also in 2012, Bob was selected for the Walter Cronkite Award for distinction in journalism.
He and Al Michaels are the only sports broadcasters to be so honored. From the “Baseball Game of the Week” in the 1980’s, through his hosting of the Olympics, the late night interview program “ Later … with Bob Costas ”, his programs on HBO, and more, Bob has been a prominent part of the coverage of every major sport over the past three decades. His thoughtful commentaries on a variety of issues have established him as one of his generation’s most distinctive voices.
The 2014 Sochi Olympics were Bob’s eleventh for NBC. In addition, he has hosted six Super Bowls, and has been part of the coverage as either play-by play announcer, or host of seven World Series, and ten NBA Finals. Bob has been a prominent part of NBC’s presentations of major events, such as the Kentucky Derby and the U. S. Open Golf Championship. Beyond NBC, Bob’s work with HBO, and more recent ly the Major League Baseball Network have drawn widespread acclaim. In 2000 Bob’s book, Fair Ball, a Fan’s Case for Baseball , spent several weeks on the New York Times best seller list. His collaborations with Joe Garner on a series of coffee table books and audio sports histories have also been best sellers.
At present, Bob hosts Football Night in America on NBC, continues to be the prime-time host of NBC’s Olympic coverage, while also contributing to NBC News programs such as Nightly News , and the Today Show . With the advent of the new NBC Sports Network, Bob’s program Costas Tonight reprises the issue oriented town hall format that was such a successful part of his run at HBO. At MLBN, Bob has been able to return to his first love, baseball – contributing interviews, commentaries, and play-by-play to the new network. Bob is a native of Queens, New York and grew up on Long Island.
He attended Syracuse University in New York, where he majored in communications.
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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Costas on Sports
Addressing the latest developments in Major League sports today, Bob Costas entertains audiences with his quick wit and memorable anecdotes about today’s most intriguing athletes.
A Fan’s Case for Baseball
Bob Costas loves baseball. In this speech, universally received by sports lovers, he addresses the problems and opportunities facing our nation’s greatest pastime.
On the Record with Bob Costas
In a captivating presentation, Costas discusses the economics of sports, his inspiring Olympic tales, and his most memorable interviews.
Bob Costas on NFL protests and patriotism (full CNN interview)
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