Who is Skip Bayless? Age, Net worth, Relationship, Height, Affair

Skip Bayless

Skip Bayless is a well-known and accomplished sports columnist, commentator, and author who has worked for major sports networks such as ESPN and Fox Sports. Sports Centre, First Take, the Sports Reporters, and other of his broadcasts have a large following among sports fans. He has also published three sports-related books. He has also appeared in films such as Rocky Balboa.

Skip Bayless: Bio, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings

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Skip Bayless was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to parents John and Levita Bayless. His family formerly owned a restaurant. But things weren’t going so well, and he and his brother came from a lower-middle-class family. He was always interested in sports and basketball, and he didn’t want to work in the family business. He was also an excellent writer.

Quick Facts

Real Name/Full Name John Edward Bayless II
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Skip Bayless
Birth Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U. S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 4 December 1951
Age/How Old: 70 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176.3 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – John Bayless
Mother – Levita Bayless
Siblings: Rick Bayless
School: Northwest Classen High School
College: Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Ernestine Sclafani (m. 2016)
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Sports Columnist, Commentator, TV personality, author
Net Worth: $20 million

Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

Skip Bayless, who was born on December 4, 1951, is 52 years old as of today’s date, 11 May 2022. Despite his height of 5′ 10′′ in feet and inches and 178 cm in centimeters, he weighs 176.3 pounds and 80 kilograms.

Skip Bayless
Captin: Skip Bayless With Wife Ernestine Sclafani Source: Pinterest

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He attended Oklahoma’s Northwest Classen High School. He then graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, with degrees in English and history. When he was at college and university, he began working as a sports journalist and was an editor of the student newspaper ‘The Hustler.’

Personal Life: Girlfriends, Wife, and Children

Skip Bayless’ first marriage was his high school girlfriend, but her name was never revealed. The couple divorced soon after. Following this, Bayless fell in love with Ernestine Sclafani, a publicist, and the two married in 2016.

Is Skip Bayless a Homosexual?

Skip Bayless is married to Ernestine Sclafani, a publicist who used to work for him. So it’s safe to assume he’s not gay.

Skip Bayless began his professional career as a columnist for the newspaper The Miami Herald after graduating from Vanderbilt University. Fortunately, he was hired by the Los Angeles Times in 1976, where he quickly rose to prominence thanks to his investigative essays.

Following that, he became the chief sports journalist for the Dallas Morning News, where he could show his passion for basketball while also providing insightful analysis and his opinion on a variety of games. The Dallas Times Herald and even the Wall Street Journal hired him after that. He has also worked as a radio analyst for stations such as KLIF and KTCK.

He was then appointed as a show host for ESPN Radio, a famous sports channel. He used to host The Sports Reporters on ESPN, and he also contributed to the ESPN website as a sports columnist. He subsequently went on to Fox Sports Channel, where he worked as a sports pundit and columnist. Sports Centre and First Take, two of his broadcasts, are extremely popular among sports fans.

He’s done everything from hosting to writing to acting in films like Rocky Balboa. God’s Coach: The Hymns, Hype, and Hypocrisy of Tom Landry’s Cowboys, The Boys: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys’ Season on the Edge, Simon & Schuster, and Hell-Bent: The Crazy Truth About the “Win or Else” Dallas Cowboys are just a few of his novels.


  • During his college years, Bayless received the Grantland rice scholarship.
  • In 1977, he received the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Newspaper Writing.
  • The National Sportscaster and Sportswriter Association has recognized him three times as Texas sportswriter of the year.
  • He was also nominated for an Emmy Award in the Sports category.

Skip Bayless’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings

Skip Bayless’ net worth is expected to be around $20 million in 2022. His whole income comes from TV anchoring and sports commentary. ESPN used to pay him a yearly salary of $500,000 each year. He got a five-year deal with fox sports for $5.5 million per year in 2016.

Interesting Facts

  • Skip used to work in a restaurant with his brother when he was younger.
  • Bayless lives in a mansion in Oklahoma City.

Skip Bayless is a passionate, motivated, and ambitious individual who has accomplished much in his life by identifying and developing his skill. He mustered the fortitude to think differently than his family and was successful. Aside from that, he is free of controversy and maturing like a beautiful wine.

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