Who is Skip Bayless and what is his net worth 2018? The sports industry is one that is full of great personalities that we can all learn a thing or two from. Sport is a very interesting activity, and we have so many types of sports. Even so, we all know that the most famous type of sport is football. Almost everyone loves football. Even if a person does not watch football, at least they always wait to hear the results so that they can know how the team they support performed during a match.
Another way of doing it is by listening to sports commentators. They always have a unique and interesting ways of delivering news concerning what is happening on the field. Listening to a commentator is like watching the match. You can ask everyone that listens to Skip Bayless.
Skip Bayless, officially known as John Edward Bayless II, is a sports commentator, a sports columnist, an author, and a TV personality that we all love. If you do not know him, then you are probably not a fan of Fox Sports 1. Skip was born in the year 1951 in December in Oklahoma City. He is the son of John Sr. who owned a restaurant that specialised in barbecue. He studied at Northwest Classen where he graduated and joined the university.
While in high school, he was very active and very hands-on with many of the school’s activities like contributing to the school’s newspaper as a columnist. After graduating, he joined Vanderbilt University where he studied English and History as majors. He was a contributor and editor of the University’s newspaper called The Hustler. While studying, he also interned at The Daily Oklahoman under a renowned sports editor; Frank Boggs.
Skip landed his first job at The Miami Herald where he used to write sports features. He worked there for two years then got a position at Los Angeles Times where he worked a lot on investigative stories. He worked on stories like the Los Angeles Dodger and the resentment they had against Steve Garvey who was thought to be a ‘golden boy’ together with his wife. He also covered Seattle Slew victory, and for this, he won the Eclipse Award for outstanding newspaper writing in the year 1977.
From Los Angeles, he secured a spot at The Dallas Morning News as a lead sports columnist, but he left later and joined Dallas Times Herald. In 1979, 1984, and 1986, Skip was voted as Texas Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. In 1989 he wrote a book called The Hymes, Hype, and Hypocrisy of Tom Landry’s Cowboy. In the same year, he left Texas and went to Chicago where he worked for Chicago Tribune where he won an award in his first year.
In 1991, he became a radio host for a sports talk show that did very well. This was at Dallas Radio Station. He was also a constant guest at The Fabulous Sports Babe, an ESPN Radio show. In the year 1989, he was a panelist on The Sports Reporters show hosted by Dick Schaap. From there onwards he became a regular sports commentator, and he ended up being absorbed by ESPN.
Skip Bayless net worth
With all the good works he is doing as a commentator, columnist, and other unknown titles, his net worth is estimated to be around $8 million with a salary of $2 million.
Ever since he got into television in full swing, his career keeps getting bigger and better. That is why we know of him today, and that is why Fox Sports took hold of him. All his talent is not wasted, and it is appreciated all over the world and especially by Fox Sports family.