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Skip Bayless

Skip Bayless

Who is Skip Bayless?

Skip Bayless is a sports commentator, columnist, and sportswriter. Skip Bayless is well-known for his columnist skills and TV commentary. He’s well-known for his superb writing skills and as a radio and television analyst.

Bayless is a well-known host who has worked on a variety of channels and programs. He also wrote and published his own book.

Education and Childhood

Skip Bayless was born on December 4, 1951, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and became a brilliant journalist and commentator.

Skip’s parents were named John Edward Bayless II when he was born.

His parents, on the other hand, never addressed him by his given name.

He was known as ‘Skip’ by everyone in the family.

When it comes to his other family, he has two siblings: one brother and one sister.

He grew raised in Oklahoma City and spent his childhood with his family, which included his parents and siblings.

In Oklahoma City, the Skip family runs the ‘Hickory House Restaurant.’

The restaurant’s ‘Barbecue’ is well-known. Bayless began working at the restaurant when he was a teenager.

However, he did not wish to pursue this occupation as a career.

However, Rick Bayless (Skip’s brother) and his parents remained to work at the restaurant.

When it comes to skip education, he attended Northwest Classen High School.

With the commencement of school, he developed an interest in basketball and other sports.

Skip went on to Vanderbilt University after high school

. He completed his university degree with distinction divisions in major English and History.

From this, we may deduce that Skip has always been smart and forward-thinking.

This could explain why he’s so well-liked in today’s world.

Physical Appearance, and Age

Skip Bayless’s weight is 80 kilograms.

When he stands above the crowd, he has a really beautiful personality.

His height is approximately 5 feet 8 inches (1.78m).

Bayless will turn 70 years old today, according to the current date.

Skip’s physical appearance can simply be deduced from his images.

His hair is dark blonde, and his eyes are hazel. Not to mention that he has a muscular physique.

Furthermore, the analyst is well-known for his diet and workout routine.

To keep his body, Bayless eats the same food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for ten weeks.

Not to mention the fact that in over three decades, he has never missed a cardio session.

Finally, his zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

People born under the sign of Sagittarius are thought to be cheerful, honest, and intelligent, and Bayless is no exception.

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Facts of Skip Bayless

Full Name John Edward Bayless II
Birth Date December 4, 1951
Birth Place Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Nick Name Skip Bayless
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Classen High SchoolVanderbilt University
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father’s Name John Sr Bayless
Mother’s Name Levita Bayless
Siblings 2
Age 70 Years Old
Height 5’8 feet (1.78m)
Weight 80 Kg
Sexuality Straight
Body Structure Muscular
Eye Colour Hazel
Hair color Dark Blonde
Profession Sports commentator, Columnist, Sportswriter
Books God’s Coach: The Hymns, Hype, and Hypocrisy of Tom Landry’s CowboysThe Boys: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Season on the Edge

Hell-Bent: The Crazy Truth About the “Win or Else” Dallas Cowboys

Marital Status Yes
Wife Ernestine Sclafani
Pets Dog – Hazel
Net Worth  $13 million
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Merch Books
Last Update April 2022

Net Worth, Annual Salary & Contract

Skip Bayless’s current net worth is around $13 million. His annual salary is estimated to be around $6 million.

He’s a writer and producer for different television shows. Not only that, but Skip has also appeared in various Television shows.

Luckily Bayless has been considered one of the ‘Best Paid Television Starts in the World.’

Recently in 2021, he signed a contract worth $32 million with Fox Sports 1 for four years. His contract worth and details were not appreciated much by the sports world.

Furthermore, Bayless’s wife, Ernestine Sclafani, is involved in different and works as a public relations officer.

From this, we can say that these couples are having a very luxurious life and living the best of their life.

Professional Career

During his television show, he suffered from different criticism for his shows like First Talk, Skip, and Shannon. Not only that, he was criticized for spreading rumors about Dak Prescott.

In the year 2006, Bayless appeared in a cameo role in the movie Rocky Balboa.

After that, he also appeared in 30 for 30 films in the year 2010.

This movie is about the Southern Methodist University football scandal that involves a gross violation of NCAA rules and regulations.

Skip Bayless
Skip Bayless reporting. Source: nypost

Again in the year 2011, he appeared in a documentary called Herschel. This documentary is all about University Georgia Player Herschel Walker.

Thereafter, he joined Skip and Shannon Undisputed on Fox Sports 1 in 2016.

In the show, he had a well-built reputation for criticizing very renowned and loved players LeBron James and Aaron Rodgers.


Along with a huge success in his professional career, Skip has also published books of his own.

1989 – God’s Coach: The Hymns, Hype, and Hypocrisy of Tom Landry’s Cowboys

1993 – The Boys: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Season on the Edge

1996 – Hell-Bent: The Crazy Truth About the “Win or Else” Dallas Cowboys

Wife, and Children

From early reports, Skip Bayless was said to be dating one of their college friends.

Later on, they also got married. But this marriage didn’t work out.

After some time, they both planned to get separated and divorced. We don’t have the actual date of Skip’s previous wedding and separation.

In the year 2005, Skip met Ernestine Sclafani. They were in a love relationship for many years. Finally, these coupled married in the year 2016.

They share their lovely pictures with fans on different social media accounts. Hence, we can believe that skip has a beautiful and romantic life with his wife.

Similarly, there is no rumor about Ernestine getting pregnant. So this Bayless couple is not able to experience the parenthood period of their life.

Ernestine Sclafani

Ernestine Sclafani is not only famous because of her journalist life.

But also due to her contribution as a publicist. She is also named Ernestine Sclafani after getting married to Skip.

Born up and growing up in Lengthy Island, Sclafani worked for different corporate companies like Ball of Switerzland. Also, she worked in the General Public Relations Agency.

After getting married to Bayless and spending time with him, she thought of writing a book of her own.

Finally, the book name ‘BALLS: How to Keep Your Relationship Alive When You Live with a Sports-Obsessed Guy’ was published on September 10, 2019.

Sclafani is also active on different social media accounts like Instagram and Twitter.

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Social Media Presence

Bayless is currently active on Instagram, with active followers of 388 thousand followers.

Here he shares the most significant events and highlights of his career.

On Twitter, he has an active fan following of 2.9 million. This is a huge fan following so far.