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Bob Costas

Bob Costas is an American sportscaster famous for his long tenure with NBC Sports, from 1980 through 2019. He has earned 28 Emmy awards for his work and was the prime-time host of 11 Olympic Games from 1992 until 2016. Costas is known as a smart interviewer with encyclopedic knowledge and a wicked sense of humor.

He was born in the borough of Queens, New York, the son of Jayne (Quinlan) and John George Costas, an electrical engineer. His father's roots are Greek, from the island of Kalymnos in the Aegean Sea, and his mother is of Irish and German descent. He grew up primarily in Commack, New York, graduating from Commack High School South. Following high school, Costas majored in communications at Syracuse University. He left school before graduating to accept a job at radio giant KMOX in St. Louis. Later he received an honorary degree from Syracuse's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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Cuomo Prime Time (2018)
Guest starring as Bob Costas
Brockmire (2017)
Guest starring as Bob Costas (2 episodes)
Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons (2016)
Guest starring as Bob Costas
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as Bob Costas
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (2015)
Guest starring as Bob Costas
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (2014)
Guest starring as Bob Costas (2 episodes)
The Big Interview with Dan Rather (2013)
Guest starring as Bob Costas
Go On (2012)
Guest starring as Bob Costas
Erin Burnett OutFront (2011)
Guest starring as Bob Costas
Conan (2010)
Guest starring as Bob Costas (2 episodes)
Inside the NFL (2008)
Starring as Host
Football Night in America (2006)
Starring as Co-Host
The Colbert Report (2005)
Guest starring as Bob Costas
  • Episode 2014-12-18: Grimmy (Dec 18, 2014)
Costas Now (2005)
Starring as Host
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)
Guest starring as Bob Costas (2 episodes)
Family Guy (1999)
Guest starring as Bob Costas
The Drew Carey Show (1995)
Guest starring as Bob Costas
  • Episode 4x19: Tracy Bowl (Feb 24, 1999) [Special Guest Star]
NewsRadio (1995)
Guest starring as Bob Costas
  • Episode 3x06: Awards Show (Nov 6, 1996) [Special Guest Star]
Frasier (1993)
Guest starring as Jake
The Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Guest starring as Bob Costas (3 episodes)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
Guest starring as Bob Costas
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