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Who is Skip Bayless Wife? Bio, Net Worth 2022, Age, Height, Family & Career

Facts of Skip Bayless

Full Name: Skip Bayless
Age: 70 years old
Birthday: December 4, 1951
Birthplace: Oklahoma City
Nationality: American
Gender: Male
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Wife: Ernestine Sclafani
Net Worth: $13 million
Height: 1.78 m
Profession: American sports columnist
Sibling: N/A

American sports columnist, commentator, and television personality John Edward “Skip” Bayless II. His work as a commentator on the ESPN2 program First Take with Stephen A. Smith, which he left in June 2016, is well-known.

Who is Skip Bayless?

On December 4, 1951, Bayless was born as John Edward Bayless II in Oklahoma City. He was immediately given the name “Skip” by his father, John Sr. His father even addressed his mother as “Skip,” as in “the ship’s skipper.” His parents never gave him the name Bayless John, thus it quickly became a household moniker. Eventually, he changed his name to Skip. Bayless used to work at the restaurant when he was younger, but he never considered it a career. His younger brother, Rick Bayless, continued the family tradition and rose to fame as a chef, restaurant, and television personality. He also has a younger sister.

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Caption: Skip Bayless
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In the letterman’s party, the journalist had also served as an officer. Later, he served as the sports editor of The Hustler, the university’s student newspaper, and he interned at The Daily Oklahoman for the summer of 1969 under sports editor Frank Boggs.

Who is Skip Bayless Wife?

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Caption: Skip Bayless with his Wife
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Skip Bayless introduced Ernestine Sclafani in 2016. She is penning a guide for partners of sports enthusiasts. However, more details about the pair are not available.

What is Skip Bayless Net Worth?

Early on, Bayless showed a keen interest in athletics, participating in baseball and basketball. As a senior, he averaged 1.4 points per game while playing JV. Bayless graduated from Northwest Classen in 1970 as salutatorian. He served as the president of the school’s Christian Athletes Fellowship chapter and was a two-year member of the National Honor Society.  The American sportswriter is worth $13 million in total. Fox Sports pays Skip $5 million a year in salary.

What is Skip Bayless Height?

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Caption: Skip Bayless with his Friend
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According to his wife, Bayless has a crazy workout routine that typically starts at three in the morning. We can also affirm that he still has a significant amount of physical vigor. He is 78 kg tall and 1.78 m wide. He also has hazel eyes and dark blond hair.

Skip Bayless’s Career Line 

  • Bayless spent slightly more than two years writing sports articles for The Miami Herald after graduating from Vanderbilt. He then started working at the Los Angeles Times in August 1976. His investigative stories on the Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse frustration of “golden boy” Steve Garvey and his famous wife Cyndy, as well as the decisions made by Rams owner Carroll Rosenbloom to choose different quarterbacks each week, made him famous there. For his coverage of Seattle Slew’s Triple Crown victory, Bayless won the 1977 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Newspaper Reporting.
  • At the age of 26, Bayless was hired by The Dallas Morning News to write their major sports column. Three years later, he moved to The Dallas Times Herald. In 1998, Bayless left Dallas after 17 years and started writing as the chief sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune.
  • On ESPN’s The Sports Reporters, Bayless joined host Dick Schaap as a panelist in 1989. Throughout the following ten years, he also appeared as a guest on Sunday morning shows. On the first season of NFL Prime Monday’s “Knights of the Roundtable,” Bayless joined Mitch Albom and Michael Wilbon on the original debate team in 1992. Similar to that, ESPN hired Bayless full-time in 2004 to collaborate with Woody Paige of The Denver Post. They collaborate to write essays for ESPN.com and participate in daily debates on ESPN2’s Cold Pizza called “1st and 10.” On April 26, 2016, it was officially announced that Bayless had left ESPN. After his contract with ESPN expires in August, he will join Fox Sports.
  • Films
    Along with other ESPN employees Woody Paige and Jay Crawford, Bayless appeared in the 2006 movie Rocky Balboa. In Pony Excess (2010), an ESPN 30 for 30 film on the Southern Methodist University football scandal including flagrant NCAA rule violations, he played the lead role. Bayless covered the Mustangs for The Dallas Morning News and The Dallas Times Herald. He also appeared in the 2011 ESPNU documentary Herschel about Georgia running back Herschel Walker.