Skip Bayless
Skip Bayless
Celebrated Name: Skip Bayless
Real Name/Full Name: John Edward Bayless II
Gender: Male
Age: 72 years old
Birth Date: 4 December 1951
Birth Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Ernestine Sclafani (m. 2016)
Children: No
Profession: Sports columnist, author, and television personality
Net Worth in 2024: $15 million
Last Updated: April 2024

The American sports columnist, author, and television personality John Edward Bayless II is famous as Skip Bayless. He started as a sports journalist, but later he diversified himself from print media to electronic media. Besides full-time journalism, he is also engaged in acting and show host on television and radio channels. He also wrote some books and got popularity as a writer.

Maybe you know about Skip Bayless very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Skip Bayless’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Bayless was born on December 4, 1951, in Oklahoma City, the United States in a lower-middle-class family. His parents John Bayless and Levita Bayless were the owners of a restaurant. In his early age, he worked in the restaurant with his brother. But he did not take the family profession. He had a special interest in basketball and baseball in which he showed good skills.

He attended Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma and. Later he completed his graduation majoring in English and History from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA. In his college days, he started working as a sports columnist, and in University he was an editor of the student newspaper The Hustler.

Personal life

His first marriage was with his high school day’s girlfriend, but the relationship ended in a divorce. He married Ernestine Sclafani who worked as a publicist. The couple does not have any children.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 4 December 1951, Skip Bayless is 72 years old as of today’s date 22nd April 2024. His height is 1.78 m. Tall, and weight is 80 kg.


Bayless started working as a columnist in The Miami Herald, but his career actually took off when he got the call from Los Angeles Times in 1976. He got popularity for his investigative stories in LA Times. After working here for some years, he moved to The Dallas Morning News where he started writing as lead sports column. Afterwards, he joined the Dallas Times Herald and also worked with The Wall Street Journal.

He had worked in radio stations like KLIF and KTCK. Bayless also worked as a show host in ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN network as a sports commentator and started hosting the show The Sports Reporters. Bayless also started working in as a sports columnist. Later he joined Fox Sports channel and began hosting the sports talk shows. One of his popular shows is First Take and Sports Center. He also acted in some films in cameo roles.

Awards & Achievements:

In his successful career, Bayless got much recognition. In his college days, he was awarded by Grantland Rice Scholarship. In 1977, he won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Newspaper Writing. The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association had honoured him three times with the Texas sportswriter of the year award.

He got the nomination for Sports Emmy Award. He has published three books named God’s Coach: The Hymns, Hype, and Hypocrisy, Hell-Bent: The Crazy Truth About the “Win or Else” Dallas Cowboys and The Boys: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys’ Season on the Edge.

Net Worth & Salary of Skip Bayless in 2024

Skip Bayless Net Worth
Skip Bayless Net Worth

It is estimated that Bayless has an estimated net worth of $15 million as of April 2024. Most of his earnings come from TV anchoring and sports commentary. He got an annual salary of $500,000 per year from ESPN. In September 2016, he signed a contract with Fox Sports of around $5.5 million per year for five years.

Bayless is the owner of a lavish apartment in Oklahoma City. He has a black Chevrolet Camaro car worth around $25,905 – $36,905. He also has Toyota and Mercedes Benz in his garage.

Skip Bayless is a very ambitious and dedicated man who achieved his success in his own talent. Belongs to a lower-middle-class family he showed the courage to think something different and did well enough. Besides being a successful man, he is a loyal husband and never fell in any controversy.


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