Skip Bayless Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career

Skip Bayless Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.

Skip Bayless Net Worth 2020Skip Bayless is an Amerian sports columnist as well as an author and television personality. He became prominent as a commentator on the ESPN2 show, First Take.

Skip Bayless Net Worth 2020

Skip wasn’t his birth name but the name stuck after his father called him that. His mother was also called the same name by the husband, anyway hers denotes skipper of the ship, but for his, we don’t know the inspiration.


He was born on December 4, 1951, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and named after his father John Edward Bayless II, his dad being John Sr. His father started calling him Skip, he was never called John by his parents.

The name stuck and he eventually changed his name legally to Skip. He grew up with two younger siblings, brother, Rick, and a sister.

His parents were restauranters who owned and operated the Hickory House restaurant in Oklahoma City. He worked in the restaurant which specialized in barbecue in his youth but never considered it as a path to trod career-wise.

His interest was rather in sports which he began to indulge in from an early age playing baseball and basketball.


Information regarding his early education is not available, but we can make headway with what we got. Skip graduated high school from Northwest Classen as the salutatorian in 1970.

He was a member of the National Honor Society for two years and chapter president of his school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The skip must have really been a good and bright student. He was an officer in the letterman’s club and before he became a senior, he represented his school at Oklahoma Boys State. Being a sports enthusiast, he was the school newspaper sports columnist both in junior and senior years.

His passion for sports and sports writing earned him the Grantland Rice Scholarship into Vanderbilt University. He majored in English and History and graduated cum laude in 1974.

As a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, he served two years as the chapter’s sports director. An ardent sportsman, he was also the sports editor of the students’ newspaper, The Hustler.

What is in a name? He became a skipper (captain), garnering successes wherever he goes. We will get to know more of them as we read on.


He interned under sports editor Frank Boggs at The Daily Oklahoman in the summer of 1969. After graduation, he wrote for the Miami Herald for two years and garnered the experience in sports feature writing adding to his resume.

In 1976, he was hired by the Los Angeles Times to write investigative reports. He moved to The Dallas Morning News where he wrote its lead sports column for three years. Morning News rival, Dallas Times Herald poached him and that got The Wall Street Journal to write a story on that.

He wrote his three books during his 17-year career with Dallas Times Herald. The books were God’s Coach: The Hymns, Hype, and Hypocrisy of Tom Landry’s Cowboys (1990), The Boys: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys’ Season on the Edge (1993), and Hell-Bent:

The Crazy Truth About the “Win or Else” Dallas Cowboys (1996). These works chronicle the rise and fall of Dallas Cowboys, their victory in the 1993 Super Bowl, and for four consecutive seasons.

After Skip left Dallas in 1998, he became the lead sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune and left in 2001.

Whether as a guest, guest host, or as a co-host, he has worked in radio even before moving into TV fulltime.

He started with a two-year stint in 1991 for Dallas Radio station, KLIF, hosting the sports talk radio show. Skip hosted his show The Skip Bayless Show in the Fort Worth radio station, KTCK from 1994 to 1996.

He appeared regularly on Chet Coppock’s Coppock On Sports show on the Sporting News Radio network. Skip became the major guest host of the syndicated radio program, The Jim Rome Show in 2001.

Skip Bayless Net Worth

Skip Bayless is an American sports columnist who has a net worth of $13 million dollars. As a guest, he frequented ESPN Radio’s first national weekday show, The Fabulous Sports Babe in the mid-’90s.

The sports presenter extraordinaire would later co-host a weekend show on the same station with Larry Bell until 2004 before moving into television full-time.

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