Skip Bayless is a 68-year old sports tv personality, writer, and commentator. He was famed for his work on First Take, where he appeared alongside Stephen Smith. Skip has also enjoyed a career in a print publication, authoring a book titled ‘God’s Coach.’
The former First Take commentator is not afraid to air his views. Recently, he got into a Twitter feud with LeBron James, telling him that he was not the GOAT. Bayless is married to Ernestine Sclafani. Explore some interesting facts about her, including her wiki and net worth.
Who is Skip Bayless Wife Ernestine Sclafani?
Ernestine Sclafani is a public relations exec who spent a significant chunk of her career working for a firm in New York City. She served as the vice president for Weber Shandwick, one of the most renowned global PR firms. They offer PR services for every industry, with offices in business, government capital, and major media.
Most organizations turn to Ernestine and her company to deliver a deeper impact. Their business and communication models made them uniquely suited to bring different talents, universal insights, and ground-breaking instincts to deliver high-quality work.
Before this, she was the director of PR at a different company, the Ball of Switzerland. It was a position she held for about a decade. After over 25 years in the industry, Ernestine Sclafani decided to turn to freelance work. It gave her the free time she needed to try a few new other interests.
One of these came in the form of a book. Sclafani is the author of a book titled, ‘Balls; How to Keep Your Relationship Alive When You Live with a Sports-Obsessed Guy.’ Source Media Books published it on the 10th of September 2019. The book gives helpful tips on how to bridge the gap between one and their partner.
Her work in Fashion.
Growing up, Ernestine always found herself drawn to fashion. She read magazines like Glamour, Teen, and Mademoiselle. It inspired her to take a job at Izod Lacoste, which is known for its alligator based apparel.
A few years later, she took a job with the designer Kayser Roth Hosiery. It enabled her to partner with the likes of Calvin Klein and other top brands. Another popular brand she has worked in is Charles Jourdan.
How old is Ernestine Sclafani?
Ernestine was born back in 1962 in Mastic Beach, Long Island. It makes her 58 years old as of 2020. Details about the exact date of her birth and parents are still not available.
Her educational background.
Ernestine went to William Floyd High School, where she played clarinet for the school’s music band. After graduating, she enrolled at Suffolk Community College, where she studied Public Relations. Her stint at the institution laid the foundation for a career in PR than spanned a quarter of a century.
Ernestine Sclafani’s net worth, source of income.
Sources say that PR execs in New York can make as much as $100,000 a year. It is a job Ernestine did for nearly three decades. After she decided to take a break from the high paced life of New York, Sclafani switched to literature.
Her book, ‘Balls,’ retails for $15 on Amazon. Celebrities like Nelly have promoted it. No wonder the book is so popular! The former Weber Shandwick VP receives a significant chunk of profit from the sales.
However, Ernestine’s net worth presently remains under review. Her husband, on the other hand, has a net worth of $13 million. It comes from Bayless’ $5 million per year salary with Fox News Network.
Her relationship with Skip Bayless.
The couple met back in 2005. Ernestine had gone to ESPN, where Skip worked at the time, for a business meeting with Kevin Dillion. They decided to stay in touch after the meeting and even went on a date a short while later.
Skip, displaying the bluntness he has become synonymous with, told his future wife that he’d always put his career first. Remarkably, it didn’t put Sclafani off, and the two started dating. They spent a significant portion of their relationship long-distance, as both of them have demanding jobs. After 11 years together, they finally tied the knot.
So far, they have been married for four years. Unlike most couples, they chose not to have kids. Instead, they have a dog together.
Ernestine’s dog, Hazel Sclafani Bayless.
The Balls’ writer has a 7-pound snow white Maltese named Hazel Sclafani Bayless. It is remarkable to see how much she and the hubby spoil the dog! In fact, they even call her their daughter as she is the only ‘child’ they have. Hazel has a calm and quiet personality. She is usually timid and not fussy at all.