Bob Ley Biography – Bob Ley Wiki
Bob Ley born Robert A. Ley, is an American sports anchor and reporter for ESPN.
A 1976 magna cum laude graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Seton Hall University where he served on the Board of Regents, Bob Ley began his career in television as an undergraduate. He was a production manager at WOR-AM in New York (1975-77) and also served as public address announcer for the Cosmos of the North American Soccer League, and as a sportswriter for the Passaic (N.J.) Herald-News. In 1976, Ley joined Suburban Cablevision (East Orange, N.J.) as director of sports/public affairs. During his three years there, Suburban Cablevision won four local CableACE Awards for both sports and overall programming.
Ley joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor on its third day of operation (September 9, 1979). In 1980, he hosted the first NCAA selection show and live broadcast of the NFL draft and continued in that role for the next nine years.
He was the host of Outside The Lines, ESPN’s investigative news program, since the show launched in May 1990 and also hosted ESPN’s weekly E:60 show on Sunday mornings, leading the coverage of several important stories. As host of OTL, Ley was a leader in reporting on concussions and CTE and the NFL’s handling of domestic violence cases. Ley joined Jeremy Schaap on Wednesday’s episode of Outside the Lines.
Ley won 11 Sports Emmy Awards during his time at ESPN, including an Emmy for outstanding studio host in 2018. Ley and OTL won the DuPont Award in 2014 for reporting on issues in football at the youth level. Ley and OTL also won four Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Ley was inducted into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame earlier this week. He told The Associated Press he plans to work with Seton Hall University, his alma mater, in retirement as well as continue to mentor young journalists.
Bob Ley Age
He was born on March 16, 1955 in Newark, New Jersey, United States as Robert A. Ley.
Bob Ley Wife
He has been married to Barbara since September 1980. They have two children.
Bob Ley Children
Bob has two children.
Bob Ley Salary
His salary at ESPN was $4 million a year.
Bob Ley Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $16 million.
Bob Ley Retiring
Bob Ley announced his retirement from ESPN on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Ley, who had taken a leave of absence in October, said in a statement that he will be retiring at the end of this month.
“To be clear, this is entirely my decision. I enjoy the best of health, and the many blessings of friends and family, and it is in that context that I’m making this change,” he said.
Ley thanked ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro and the network’s senior leadership team “for their understanding and patience over the past months.”
“Through the decades, and my innumerable experiences at ESPN, I have built many deep and fulfilling friendships. You know who you are. I hope you also know how much you mean to me. We have shared an American story unlike any other. And we will continue to do so in the years ahead,” Ley said.
“I have been gifted by our viewers and consumers with a precious commodity — your trust. To be invited into your homes was a privilege I never took for granted, one I worked each day to uphold. Thank you for that.
“In September, I signed off my last show saying, ‘I’ll catch you on the flip side.’ Now it’s time to take that vinyl off the turntable (ask your folks), flip it over, and drop the needle on the B-side. There are always great cuts, and hidden gems on the B-side.
“Thank you for a great run.”
Too many folks to thank individually, right now, but know that I have you all in my mind and my heart. Some news to share: pic.twitter.com/Qydhpcy4MV
— Bob Ley (@BobLeyESPN) June 26, 2019