Skip Bayless who is an American sports columnist, TV personality as well as an author is widely known for being the commentator of the ESPN2 Show known as First Take along with Stephen A. Smith. He is the native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. He came into this world on 4th December of the year 1951 which has now made him reach at the age of 64. Although he is known by the name Skip Bayless , as a child, he was named as John Edward Bayless II. His father immediately started to call him as Skip after his birth. His father owned as well as operated the Hickory House restaurant located in Oklahoma City which specialized in the Barbecue.
During his youth period, Skip used to work in the restaurant but he never considered it as his career path. His family members also include his younger brother and younger sister. His brother Rick Bayless carried on family tradition and he became a chef, restaurateur as well as a TV personality. Skip’s interest in the sports started at an early age and he began to play the baseball as well as basketball. He was the salutatorian of the Northwest Classen’s graduating class of the year 1970. He was also the two years member of National honor Society as well as the President of the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Chapter.
At the urging of one of his English teachers, he became the primary sports columnist for school newspaper in his junior and senior year. After completing his graduation, he was awarded The Grantland Rice Scholarship for attending the Vanderbilt University. During her time there, he also majored in the English and History and got graduated cum laude in the year 1974. Additionally, he was also the member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity serving a couple of years as chapter’s rho. Skip is a hard working guy and is dedicated towards his work. He has got a huge amount of salary and his net worth has been estimated to be around $7 million
Moving on to his personal life biography, Skip has already got married. He is married to his wife named Ernestine Sclafani who is a publicist. The couple first met with each other on ESPN show known as Cold Pizza which is a floundering show that Bayless helped put back on the track. It took Skip four long term relationships before he tied his knot with Ernestine. His wife was one who was able to live with the possessiveness of his job.