| Date of Birth :|| Dec 4th, 1951
| Age :||65 Years old
| Net Worth :||$7 million
| Married :||Wife: Ernestine Sclafani
| Height :||5 ft 10 in
Skip Bayless, an American sports columnist was born on December 4, 1951. So, if you are wondering how old is Skip Bayless, his age is 64 years as of 2016. His birth name was John Edward Bayless II. He is also a well-known author and television personality. Skip Bayless recently left ESPN to join Fox as he got better salary offer from Fox than from ESPN. He was a commentator on the ESPN 2 show “First Take”. Skip has been spotted in many films and has also been heard on the radio. In September 6, 2016 he has debuted a new show called “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” with Shannon Sharpe on Fox Sports 1. He has been an author of several books and recipient of several awards. His nationality is American and is of white ethnicity. He receives huge salary from ESPN and his earning also comes from sales of his books and endorsement. Thus, Skip Bayless net worth is in millions which has enabled him to live with his family in a lavish house. Skip Bayless wiki is given below:
Early Life and Career
According to Skip Bayless bio, he was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Though he was named John Edward Bayless II, he was never called by that name by his parents. His father called him “Skip”. The name stuck and he legally changed his name from John to Skip. His mother was also called “Skip” by his father. His father name was John Sr., and mother’s name was Levita Bayless. Skip’s parents owned the Hickory House restaurant in Oklahoma City which was especially popular for barbeque. During his young age, Skip also worked in the restaurant but he never considered it as him career. He has a younger brother named Rick Bayless who is a popular chef, restaurateur and television personality. He also has a younger sister. He completed his graduation from the Northwest Classen in 1970. Talking about his career, he started his career as a columnist. In the beginning, he used to write columns for Miami Herald and later he got the opportunity to work for the Los Angeles Times. At the age of 26, he was hired by The Dallas Morning News and then in 1989 he wrote
his first book “God’s Coach: The Hymns, Hype and Hypocrisy of Tom Landry’s Cowboys”. After spending 17 years of his life in the Dallas Morning News, Skip became the lead sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune. He is very serious about his work and gives his full dedication towards it. He received the Lisagor Award for excellence for his work in Chicago Tribune. After that he worked for ESPN 2 and on April 26, 2016 he left the company. Recently in September 6, 2016 Skip started his own show with Shannon Sharpe in Fox Sports 1 and the show is called “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed”.
Salary and Net worth
Skip Bayless left ESPN to join Fox. It is speculated that the main reason of Skip leaving ESPN is because of low paid salary. Skip was with ESPN for 12long years. In an interview taken by Peter Kafka for Recode Media, Skip has admitted that he was the most underpaid on-air talent at ESPN for 12 years which forced him to leave ESPN and join Fox. His contract with ESPN was coming to an end and ESPN was ready to make $4million salary offer to Skip Bayless. However, Skip Bayless salary at Fox is $5.5 million per year. He also received additional $4 million signing bonus. So, Skip signed a four-year contract with Fox. Skip Bayless salary at Fox is $5.5 million per year and Skip Bayless net worth is $ 7 million.
Who is Skip Bayless Married With?
Skip is a married man. He is a 64 years old man and till date he has been in four long term relationships. He was first married to his high school girlfriend at the early age. He hasn’t revealed her name yet and they got divorced later. After that he got into two more serious long term relationships which later didn’t work out well. Currently, Skip Bayless wife is Ernestine Sclafani and they seem to have a good relationship till now.
Height and Wiki
Skip is an average tall man with the height of five feet ten inches. Even at this age he has been working out and keeping himself quite fit. Skip Bayless wiki can be found many other websites like Wikipedia and IMDb.