Bob Ley Bio, Wife, Divorce, Children, ESPN, Salary and Net Worth

By Ravi Lama | Updated On: 14 Oct, 2018
Bob Ley Bio, Wife, Divorce, Children, ESPN, Salary and Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth March 16, 1955
Age 66 Years 0 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Sports Commentator
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Barbara Ley
Divorced Not Yet
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $16 Million
Ethnicity White
Children/Kids Two
Height N/A
Education Seton Hall University

Talk about dedication, and we speak of the great Bob Ley who never exchanged fortunes for his beloved job. There is something remarkable about his interview, as he can convey the strongest of the message in the calmest way possible. His bio is filled with achievement and Awards, eight-time Sports Emmy Award and three-time CableACE Award recipient are among his large Award cabinet. The SportsCenter and Outside the Lines host specializes in the sports field, but his effectiveness in the interview as well is unquestionable.

How Much Salary & Net Worth Does Bob Earn?

The longest-tenured employ racks up a stupendous amount of salary from ESPN. His current deal sees him earn $4 million as an annual salary. His humongous salary helps him to get net worth to staggering $16 million.

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After grabbing hold of bachelor’s degree in communication, he took several broadcasting jobs. But Bob Ley hit the right note when he landed himself a job in ESPN on 9th September 1979. In 1980, Bob hosted NCAA selection as his first televised show and ended up being longest-tenured employee currently working within the network.

Bob Ley at ESPN's Outside the Lines set (Photo:

The Sports Emmy Award recipient hosted the ESPN flagship SportsCenter for most of his career but also acted as host of the main soccer tournaments like world cup and European cup. Besides these, the anchor even interviewed Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush.

Recently, in August 2018, Bob Ley requested a break from the ESPN. As confirmed by, He requested for the break and also received granted order from ESPN. As per the report, the show “Outside the Lines” will be running without the lead voice of Bob for six months. Bob also confirmed about his break in a Twitter post, where he told that stepping back to re-charge was entirely his decision. Meanwhile, he appreciated the company for understanding and cooperation.

Ley will be returning to the show on 1 April 2019. The show will run under the Outside the Line's Team, Jeremy Schaap, Kate Fagan, and Ryan Smith.

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Is Bob Having Marital Problem? Is Divorce Imminent?

The sports anchor can rip the top FIFA officials by his calm, but tough question maintains certain boundary when it comes to personal life. The Outside The Lines host has been able to keep his family off the media papers.

But according to wiki sources, Bob is married to wife Barbara Ley. The sports show host is often criticized for being a warhorse rather than a family man. The rumor started floating that the couple was having marital problems and thinking of divorce. But the couple who have a family with two children have no intention whatsoever to let over their privacy.

If you travel by his Twitter account, people will rarely see a post about his personal life. Instead, he spends a healthy amount of time updating his fans about his show and taking some precious time of his taking their valuable suggestions.

Short Bio

The SportsCenter host was born as Robert A. Ley on 16th March 1955 in New Jersey USA. The host who is known as Bob possesses an American Nationality. The American anchor rarely gives information about his parents. Bob is currently aged 63 does have decent height but has puffed up body structure.

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Robert, who grew up in Bloomfield, New Jersey, completed his high schooling from Bloomfield High School. He then went to Seton Hall University where he received his broadcasting as a sportscaster and program director at WSOU. Later, he completed graduation on magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from there.