Any good broadcast, not just an Olympic broadcast, should have texture to it. It should have information, should have some history, should have something that’s offbeat, quirky, humorous, and where called for it, should have journalism, and judiciously it should also have commentary. That’s my ideal.
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I don’t feel any different than I did when I was 40. But I realize mathematically, I’m equidistant between that and 80. I’ll keep doing this for a while, but I’m not going to be one of these people who hang on just for the sake of being on the air.
|22nd March, 1952
|Commentator, Journalist, Radio Personality, Talk Show Host, Voice Artist
Bob Costas was born in the borough of Queens in New York City. He is an American sportscaster, on the air for NBC Sports television since the early 1980s. He has been prime-time host of nine Olympic games. He also does play-by-play for MLB Network and hosts an interview show called Studio 42 with Bob Costas. He left school prior to 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. Costas' sportscasting career began while attending Syracuse University, serving as an announcer for the Syracuse Blazers minor-league hockey team playing in the Eastern Hockey League and North American Hockey League.
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