Bob Costas has won 24 Emmy Awards—more than any sports broadcaster. His versatility has been recognized with awards and nominations in the categories of hosting, play-by-play, writing, journalism, news, and entertainment. He is the only person ever to have won Emmys in news, sports, and entertainment.
Costas’s peers have named him the "National Sportscaster of the Year" a record eight times, and in 2012, he was elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Also in 2012, Costas was selected for the Walter Cronkite Award for distinction in journalism. From the Baseball Game of the Week in the 1980s through his hosting of the Olympics, the late-night interview program Later with Bob Costas, his programs on HBO, and more, he has been a prominent part of the coverage of every major sport over the past three decades.
Costas is a native of Queens, New York and grew up on Long Island. He attended Syracuse University, where he majored in communications. He began his professional career at WSYR-TV and radio in 1973 while studying at Syracuse before joining KMOX radio in St. Louis in 1974. He has been with NBC since 1980.