Quick Facts of John Edward Bayless

  • Full NameJohn Edward Bayless
  • Net Worth$5 million
  • Date of Birth04 December, 1951
  • NicknameSkip Bayless
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
  • Ethnicity North American
  • ProfessionSportswriter, television sports commentator
  • Nationality American
  • SpouseErnestine Sclafani
  • EducationVanderbilt University
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram, Facebook
Skip Bayless

Sports personality who is most famous for his role on ESPN’s First Take, Skip Bayless is an American Sports columnist, television personality, author, and commentator. He has worked on the radio as well as on several films and television. He has also authored several books and has won various awards in his career.

Skip started his career as a writer in The Miami Herald for The Los Angeles Times and worked for more than two years. After working on the Times Herald for 17 years, Bayless joined the Chicago Tribune in 1996 and then the San Jose Mercury News. Since 2004, he is working on ESPN and ESPN.com as full-time staff. He is also the host of the show named “ESPN First Take”.

Skip Bayless Bio/Wiki (Age, Family & Education)

Bayless was born as John Edward Bayless II on December 4, 1951, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the United States. He reached the age of 67, as of 2018. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the North American ethnicity. Further, his star sign Sagittarius. He was born to father, John Bayless and mother, Levita Bayless.

Talking about his academic qualification, he attended Vanderbilt University from where he earned his degree majoring in English and history.

Skip Bayless Personal Life (Married, Wife, Children)

Skip is a married man. He married his longtime girlfriend, actress Ernestine Sclafani. They were first met while working together on the same media project.

Ernestine is a secretive natured woman and hasn’t shared any details regarding their wedding. However, the couple is married for a long time and their relationship is going still strong. The couple is loyal to their relationship, due to which there are no rumours of them getting divorced. Though their relationship is going well, there is no information about their child yet.

Bayless works in Manhattan whereas his wife, Ernestine has a job in New York. Yet, they are able to balance their career along with their personal life.

Skip Bayless Salary & Net Worth:


Being engaged in the media industry for very long, he is probably earning more than other common reporters. He gets a salary of $5 million from the current news network.

Net Worth & Property:

The famous American personality has earned enough profit and income as a sports columnist, author, and television personality. He has an estimated amount of net worth around $13 million as of now. The increment in his bank balance is expected in coming years.

Skip Bayless on Social media Twitter & Facebook:

Bayless is an active user of social sites. Also, he is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, He has around 370,779 followers on Facebook, more than 231K followers on Instagram and has more than 2.87M Followers on Twitter.