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What Makes You Tick? by Douglas E. Schoen, Michael J. Berland

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CHAPTER 45

Bob Costas

BROADCASTER, NBC SPORTS AND OLYMPICS AND MLB NETWORK

Bob Costas is sports television’s most honored and versatile studio host. The nineteen-time Emmy Award winner’s current broadcasting duties for NBC include hosting the Football Night in America studio show, prime-time coverage of the Olympic Games, and coverage of the U.S. Open, the Ryder Cup, the Kentucky Derby, and the Preakness Stakes. He joined MLB Network in 2009 as the host of special original programming and as the lead play-by-play commentator for a select number of the baseball network’s live regular-season games.

Costas, who has the longest tenure of any of the network’s sports announcers, joined NBC in 1980. Since then, he has hosted eight Olympics and been ...

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