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Bob Costas


1952 Born in Queens, New York
1970 Graduates from Commack South High School
1970 Enrolls in Syracuse University
1974 Lands job in Syracuse with WSYR-TV and Radio
1974 Hired to broadcast games in St. Louis at KMOX-AM
1976 Begins working freelance for CBS
1980 Moves to working for NBC
1982 Offered a job hosting NBC pre-game show called "NFL 82" which he declines
1983 Teams up with Tony Kubek to broadcast the for the national baseball game of the week
1983 Marries Randi Krummenmacher
1984 Offered and accepts a job hosting NBC pre-game show called "NFL 84"
1986 Welcomes his first child Keith into the world
1988 Breaks into commentating for the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea
1988 Launches show Later with Bob Costas
1992 Broadcasts the Summer Olympics from Barcelona, Spain
1996 Broadcasts Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia
2000 Testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee talking about the revenue and competition gap between large market teams and small market teams in Major League Baseball
2000 Publishes his first book Fair Ball: A Fan's Case for Baseball
2001 Files for divorce from his wife Randi

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