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Seventeen-time Emmy Award-winning sportscaster, Bob Costas is one of America’s
most recognized and accomplished sports broadcasters.
A 26-year veteran of NBC Sports, Bob has hosted six Olympics and been
prominently involved in virtually every major sports event, including numerous
World Series, Super Bowl and NBA Finals broadcasts. His most recent Olympics
assignment was serving as prime time host for the 2004 Summer Games in Athens.
His next Olympics assignment will be the Winter Olympic Games in February, 2006
in Turin, Italy.
Bob Costas began his professional career at WSYR-TV and radio in 1973 while
studying at Syracuse University. In 1974, Bob landed a job at KMOX radio in St.
Louis, Missouri, one of America’s most prominent radio stations, where he
broadcast a wide variety of live play-by-play and studio programs through 1981. One of his primary assignments
during this time was announcing the play-by-play for the ABA’s Spirits of St. Louis team. Costas also did regional
NFL and NBA telecasts for CBS and was the radio voice of the University of Missouri basketball games as well as
the NBA's Chicago Bulls.
From 1983 through 1989, Bob teamed with Tony Kubek on NBC's baseball "Game of the Week" telecasts. He also
hosted the network’s "NFL Live" pre-game show from 1984-1992, stepping aside following Super Bowl XXVII. In
1988, Bob began to diversify beyond sports broadcasting and served as a substitute host for Bryant Gumbel on
NBC's "Today Show," then went on to host his own late night program, "Later...With Bob Costas." This Emmy
Award-winning show featured in-depth interviews exploring the lives of newsmakers, entertainers and personalities
from varied backgrounds. After a 5-1/2 year run, Bob left "Later" in February 1994. He still contributes occasional
interviews and commen