Skip Bayless
Skip Bayless

Skip Bayless is an American TV personality, and the author knows for his commentator skills. He appeared in ESPN show First Take with Stephen A. Smith.  In 2016, he left the show.

Quick Biography

The real name of the Skip Bayless is John Edward Bayless II. John was born on 4 December 1951.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: John Edward Bayless II
Age: 69 years old
Birth Date: 4 December 1951
Birth Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Nationality: American
Religion: Christians
Parents: John Bayless and Levita Bayless
Spouse: Ernestine Sclafani (m. 2016)
Children: N/A
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 76 kg
Profession: Author and Television Personality
Net Worth in 2021: $15 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Skip Bayless is 69 years old. The height of the author is 1.78 m, whereas the weight of the Skip is 76 kg.

Education, School/College University

In 1970, Bayless graduated from Northwest Classen’s. When the author was in High School, he became a writer for the school newspaper. He received the Grand Land Rice Scholarship in Graduation. After this Bayless, take admission to Vanderbilt University. The TV personality completed his graduation in English and History. He worked as a sports editor for the University Newspaper.

He also played baseball and basketball during his school days. Skip was also a member of the National Honor Society for two years. He became a primary sports columnist after English sports teachers encourage. In 1969, he was the sports editor of the Hustler. The Hustler is a student newspaper at the University. In 1969, he spent his summer holiday doing an internship under sports editor Boggs at The Daily Oklahoman.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

The John Bayless if the father of author and Levita Bayless is the mother of Skip. Skip’s parent never called him by his real name, John. The parent of the Skip has a Hickory House Restaurant located in Oklahoma City. The restaurant specialized in Barbecue. In his youth days, the writer worked in restaurants, but he never chooses it as a career path. He also has younger brother Rick Bayless and a younger sister. The nationality of the Skip is American, and Ethnicity is White.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Skip Bayless With Wife Ernestine Sclafani
Skip Bayless With Wife Ernestine Sclafani

The author’s first marriage was with his High School Sweetheart, but the marriage did not last long. Skip Bayless married to Ernestine Sclafani. The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony. They did not have any children. They never share their pictures on social media.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): Ernestine Sclafani (m. 2016)
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Skip Bayless Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Ernestine Sclafani (m. 2016)
Kids: No

Professional Life and Career

In 1976, He began working for the Los Angeles Times. In Los Angeles Times, He is known for coverage on Los Angeles Dodgers. At the age of 26, he employed by The Dallas Morning News, where he was a lead sports column. After three years, Skip joined the Dallas Times Herald.

The author wrote his first book, God’s Coach: The Hymns, Hype, and Hypocrisy of Tom Landry’s Cowboys. The book is about the rising and fall of Tom Landry’s Dallas Cowboys. In 1993, Bayless released his second book, The Boys: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys. After 17 years, the author left Dallas and joined the Chicago Tribune as Lead Sports Columnist. In 2001, he left the Chicago Tribune.

The writer became a host of sports talk radio show for Dallas radio station KLIF. John co-host the ESPN Radio Show with anchor Larry Bell. In 1999 and 2000, the author did commentary for the Golf Channel for their major Golf Championship. After that, he appeared on Jim Rome’s show, which aired on Fox Sports Net. He appeared in the movie Rocky Balboa with Woody Paige and Jay Crawford. After this, the author appeared in ESPN 30 for 30 films. In 2011, Skip Bayless worked in the ESPNU documentary, Herschel.

Awards & Nominations

Skip Bayless received numerous awards for his work in journalism. In 1977, He received Eclipse Award for Outstanding Newspaper Writing for Bayless coverage of Seattle Slew’s Triple Crown Victory. He continuously won Texas Sportswriter of the Year in 1979, 1984, and 1986 by National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. The Chicago Headline Club awarded the writer with Lisagor Award for his work sports column writing.

Skip Bayless Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2021

Skip Bayless Net Worth
Skip Bayless Net Worth

As of October 2021, The net worth of the Skip Bayless is $15 million. The writer also received a $5 million salary per year from Fox Sports.  He earns most of his income from a sports journalism career.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Skip Bayless is a very famous personality, but he did not involve in any controversy.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Skip Bayless Facebook page has around 386,707 fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 2.89m followers. On Skip Bayless Instagram account, he has around 283k.

He considered the greatest sports journalist of all time. He hosted the show and earned a decent amount of money from the show. Bayless is a very dedicated person towards his work.


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