Who Is Bob Costas’ Wife Jill Sutton? Untold Facts About Her

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Who Is Bob Costas’ Wife Jill Sutton? Untold Facts About Her

Jill Sutton is an ex-weekend broadcaster for FOX who is also known as the wife of a longtime sportscaster for NBC Sports, Bob Costas. Jill’s husband, Bob of over 16 years was also the host of the Olympics for NBC for a staggering 28 years.

Bob and Jill have been together since the mid-2000s and the couple is still going on pretty well. However, for all the reputation that Costas has cemented as a veteran host, he has always kept the personal details of his life a closed book.

This is especially true in the case of his wife, Jill. Despite being a pretty recognizable face in the broadcasting world, he has hardly ever mentioned his partner. She nevertheless might be a person of interest; turns out she also has a bit of a story of her own including how she met Bob, what her prior life looked like, and even her line of business. Read all that in the headings below.

Jill Sutton Is From El Paso: But Isn’t A Texan

Jill D Sutton was born on June 5, 1969. She is from El Paso, Illinois. Jill is often mistaken for being a native of Texas as the state also has a place named El Paso.

The truth however is she has always called El Paso from Illinois her hometown. It apparently is a small midwestern town with a population of little more than 3000.

Jill Sutton’s Parents And Her Other Family Members

Jill is the daughter of her father Don Sutton of Bloomington Illinois and his wife, Janet D Sutton. Her dad, Don presumably had a career as a real estate agent and manager.

She also had a stepmother, Susan or Sue Sutton who unfortunately died in June 2020. Some people also mistake Sue as her biological mother but she is actually Janet’s daughter.

Longtime sportscaster for NBC sports, Bob Costas with his longtime wife, Jill Sutton
El Paso-born ex-broadcaster, Jill Sutton with her spouse, Bob Costas. Getty

The Illinois native is one of three children of her parents. Jill apparently has an older brother, Doug Sutton, and an elder sister, Julie Houston.

Bob’s spouse attended El Paso High School, class of 1985. During high school, Jill was also a member of the cheerleading group, called JV Cheerleaders. For her college, Jill went to Illinois State.

She is also the winner of the 1987 Illinois Junior Miss.

Jill Sutton And Bob Costas’ Relationship; When Did They Marry?

Jill and Bob married on March 4, 2004. It was the year before Bob paid his Fifteen deposit.

The Illinois native met Costas at the Super Bowl in 1998. This however wasn’t the point where they started their relationship. It would be several years later though it is unclear what time it exactly was.

The now 53 year old Jill Sutton with her husband, Bob Costas in Nov 2015.
Jill and her partner, Bob in Los Angeles in Nov 2015. Jim Ruymen/UPI

Jill and her sports reporter husband live in New York City, New York. The couple also occasionally goes to Missouri. Jill’s spouse has often stated St Louis as his hometown.

Jill is the second wife of the nine-time Olympic Games host, Bob Costas. Before her, Mr. Costas was married to Carole Krumenacher, Carole “Randy” Randall Krummenacher with whom he also fathered two children, a son, Keith (born, in 1986), and a daughter, Taylor in 1989. Bob and Carole married each other in June 1983 and remained husband and wife until their divorce in 2001. The separation was rather amicable.

from right, Bob's ex-wife, Carole, his son, Keith, and his daughter, Taylor.
Bob’s ex-wife, Carole, and their two children, Keith and Taylor.

Both of Jill’s stepchildren, Keith and Taylor have careers in broadcasting much like their father, Bob. In fact, Keith has won two sports Emmys as an associate producer on MLB Network’s “MLB Tonight.” What’s more Mrs. Costas’ stepdaughter, Taylor is also an Emmy winner which she also won being an associate producer on NBC’s coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Jill Sutton Was Also Into Broadcasting: What Does She Do Now?

According to the book, House of Outrageous Fortune, Jill started out as a weekend broadcaster and later moved into TV production jobs at Fox and NBC.

She apparently, however, is popular as a “marketing guru” among the people close to her.

The Emmy winning NBC Sports host, Bob with his current partner, Jill Sutton.
Jill with her sportscaster husband, Bob in May 2016. Getty

Nonetheless, as for the present, it is unclear what exactly the NBC sportscaster’s wife does for a living. Other than being Bob’s partner, she has largely remained a less-talked-about name.

Her secrecy deepens with the fact that she virtually has no aliases on popular spaces like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

A Quick Look Into Jill’s Husband, Bob Costas’ Career

Jill’s spouse, Bob kicked off his commentary career with Missouri Tigers basketball’s Open Line call-in program after which he did play-by-play for Chicago Bulls broadcasts on WGN-TV during the 1979-1980 NBA season. His stint with NBC Sports began in 1980; for many years, Bob hosted NBC’s National Football League and NBA coverage in addition to MLB.

Other sports Costas has covered in his career are golf, NASCAR, Thoroughbred racing, and of course the Olympics. The other highlights of his anchoring career are his 28 Emmy wins, several offers to host talk shows, covering for HBO Sports, MLB Network, NFL Network, and so on. He now covers TBS’ Tuesday night baseball package during the regular season.

How Rich Is Jill Sutton’s Husband, Bob Costas?

Although sources have varied takes on the wealth gravity of Jill’s husband, Bob Costas, the Queens-born TV personality is mostly said to be a millionaire regardless. His supposed net worth is at least in the ballpark of $50 million. That should hardly come as a surprise considering he pulls in an average of $7 to $10 million a year salary from NBC.

To say more, Jill’s celebrity spouse has long been considered one of the biggest takers in terms of broadcasting salary; he is often under the same league as other highest-paid broadcasters including Al Michaels at NBC, Joe Buck at Fox, and Jim Nantz at CBS. And on numerous occasions, Costas has topped all of the names in salaries.

Bob’s wealth is also quite reflected in the property dealings he occasionally makes. He often makes headlines for either selling off or bagging in luxury residentials worth no less than nine figures or even higher. In July 2008, he and his current wife, Jill sold their 61st-floor Time Warner condo for a whopping $8 million-plus price. The couple made quite the profit off of it given that they had purchased the property for close to $5 million back in 2005.

Their current habitat apparently came with a price tag of over $10 million; it reportedly stretches across 3,444-square-foot and includes three bedrooms and a condo.