Know About Bob Ley; Net Worth, Twitter, ESPN, Wife, Age, Retirement

Published Date: 27 Jun, 2019 Updated date: 27 Jun, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Rare are those sporting hosts who ally with one sports network and Bob Ley, age 64 is one of them. After committing forty incredible year with ESPN, the sportscaster announced his retirement in late June 2019.

American sports anchor and reporter, Bob Ley, is known as the former employee of ESPN. The prolific TV host is also the 2017 recipient of Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host honor.

Bob Ley Bio & Family

The sports commentator was born as Robert A. Ley on 16 March 1955 in Newark, New Jersey. He went to Bloomfield High School and completed his graduation magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.

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Career, Net Worth & Retirement

Bob has a staggering net worth of $16 million as a sports anchor from 1979 to 2019. He got the fortune to ally with ESPN on 9 September 1979, and a year later in 1980, he ran his first televised NCAA Selection Show. Almost 14 years later, he hosted ESPN highly rated program SportsCenter on 9 August 2004.

During the ESPN 35th anniversary, the sports network honored him as one of 19 “ESPN Originals” on 7 September 2014. Bob had already made up his mind so from 1 October 2018, he had a very minimal appearance on ESPN. Almost, nine months later, he announced his ESPN retirement through his social media handle.

Bob Ley announces ESPN retirement on 26 June 2019 (Picture: Bob’s Twitter)

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The 64-year-old committed an incredible forty years at ESPN, and his absence will surely be missed by many.

Bob Ley Wife & Kids

Apart from a cherishing career as a reporter, Bob has a great support system in the form of his wife, Barbara Ley. The anchor has always chosen to be very low-key in talking about his marital life and date of his wedding.

However, the loving duo is blessed with two kids whose names are also secluded in the media spotlight.

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Some Interesting Facts About Bob Ley

  • The reporter was a part of a studio panel during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • He also hosted the 2012 and 2016 UEFA European Championship.
  • Apart from sports commentary job, Bob works as the board of regents for Seton Hall University
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