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Skip Bayless

pramesh Published On Fri Jun 12 2020   Modified On Fri Jun 12 2020
Skip Bayless

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Full NameSkip Bayless
First NameSkip
Last NameBayless
Birth NameJohn Edward Bayless II
ProfessionSports Commentator, author
Birth CityYokohama City
Birth CountryAmerica
Father NameJob Bayless
Mother NameLevita Bayless
Gender IdentityMale
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseErnestine Sclafani
Relation Withwife
AwardsEclipse award in 1977 for Outstanding Newspaper Writing,Grantland Rice Scholarship award
SibilingsRick Bayless
EducationNorthwest Classen High School , Vanderbilt Univerity
Height178 cm
Weight80 kg
Networth$15 M
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Date of BirthDecember 4,1951
Age68 years


    of Skip Bayless

    What is Skip Bayless marital status ?Married
    Who is Skip Bayless married with?Ernestine Sclafani
    Who is Skip Bayless in Relation with?wife
    What is the height of Skip Bayless?178 cm
    What is the weight of Skip Bayless?80 kg

    Who is Skip Bayless?

    John Edward Bayless II, famously known as Skip Bayless is an author, sports columnist and a successful TV personality.

    Skip is also involved in acting and is equally involved in hosting several TV & Radio shows. Skip is also known as American publicist Ernestine Sclafani's husband.

    Why is Skip Bayless Famous?

    Skip Bayless is popular for shows like "First Take" and "Sports Center" which airs on Fox Sports Network. 

    On the left: Skip Bayless in "First Take" 

    Skip is also famous on Instagram as his official Instagram has over 384 k followers.

    Skip's Official Instagram account

    Skip Bayless's Bio, Early life and Career

    Skip Bayless was born on December 4, 1951, in Yokohama city, and he is currently 68 years old. He holds an American Nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. 

    Skip Bayless

    Skip's father's name is Job Bayless and his mother's name is Levita Bayless. His parents own a restaurant in Yokohama City. He also has one brother Rick Bayless, who runs his family restaurant.

    Skip's brother Rick Bayless

    Skip completed his high schooling from Northwest Classen High School in Yokohama and later completed his graduation from Vanderbilt Univerity, majoring in English. He was interested in baseball and basketball since his childhood. 

    During his college days, Skip worked as a sports columnist, and served as an editor for his college newspaper "The Hustler". Likewise, Skip is also the recipient of the prestigious Grantland Rice Scholarship award during his college days.

    Skip's career started when he got an offer from Los Angeles Times to cover investigative stories in LA Times, back in 1976.  While working with the LA Times, he was awarded the Eclipse award in 1977 for Outstanding Newspaper Writing. 

    He worked there for some year and then, moved to "The Dallas News" where he worked as a lead sports columnist. After that, he worked at "The Dallas Times Herald" and also in "The Wall Street Journal". 

    Skip also worked for various radio stations like "KLIF", "KTCK", and also in ESPN radio. Later, he joined ESPN Network as a sports commentator, hosting the famous show called "The Sports Reporters".

    Skip has also worked as a sports columnist in and also has an experience with Fox Sports, where he hosted talk shows like "First Take", "Sports Center", etc. Likewise, he also is credited for cameo roles in a few sports movies.

    Skip is also a professional author who has published books like God's Coach: The Hymns, Hype, and Hypocrisy of Tom Landry's Cowboys, & The Boys: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboy's Season on the Edge.

    Skip is honored over three-time by National Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association, and he is also a Texas Sportswriter of the year. Likewise, he also is an Emmy Award nominee for Sports reporting.

    Skip Bayless's Net Worth

    Skip Bayless's estimated net worth is over $15 million, as of 2020, earned as a TV anchor and sports commentor.

    Reportedly, Skip Bayless receives around $500,000 annual in salary, from the ESPN Network. Formerly, he was signed with The Fox Sports network in a five years deal for around $5.5 million. 

    Formerly from a lower-middle class family, Skip now is one of the most successful reporter. 


    Skip Bayless owns a lavish apartment in Oklahoma City and also owns a black Chevrolet Camaro car worth around $26,000-$36,000. Likewise, he also owns a Toyota car, and a Mercedez Benz. 

    Skip's  black Chevrolet Camaro car 

    Skip Bayless's Relationship Status

    Skip was previously married to his former high School girlfriend but; After divorce, he is now married to Ernestine Sclafani since July 28, 2016. His current wife Ernestine is a former publicist. 

    Skip with her wife Ernestine Sclafani 

    Skip and Ernestine don't have any children of their own. However, they are living a happy married life together, as of 2020.

    Skip Bayless's Statistics and Measurements

    NameSkip Bayless
    DOBDecember 4, 1951
    Age68 years old
    ProfessionSports Commentator, author
    Height178 cm
    Weight80 kgs
    Skip Bayless's Body

    FAQ's on Skip Bayless

    Who are Skip Bayless' parents?

    Skip Bayless's  father's name is Job Bayless and his mother's name is Levita Bayless. 

    How much is Skip Bayless' net worth?

    Skip Bayless's estimated net worth is around $15 million as of 2020.

    From which University did Skip Bayless complete his graduation?

    Skip Bayless completed his graduation from Vanderbilt University, majoring in English.

    Who is Skip Bayless' wife?

    Skip Bayless's wife's name is Ernestine Sclafani who is a former Publicist.

    What is the height and weight of Skip Bayless?

    Skip Bayless's height is 178 cm and weight is 176 lbh/ 80 kgs.