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Bob Ley is known as a retired American sports anchor and reporter. He is most famous for his coverage at ESPN.
Robert A. Ley was born on March 16, 1955 in Newark, New Jersey. Bob is a 1976 magna cum laude alumni with a four year liberal arts degree in communications from Seton Hall University where he served on the Board of Regents, Bob Ley started his career in TV as an undergrad. He was a production director at WOR-AM in New York (1975-77) and furthermore filled in as open location host for the Cosmos of the North American Soccer League, and as a sportswriter for the Passaic (N.J.) Herald-News.
Ley joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor on its third day of operation, September 9, 1979. In 1980, he hosted the first NCAA choice show and live broadcast of the NFL draft and proceeded in that role for the following nine years.
He was the host of Outside The Lines, ESPN's insightful news program, since the show launched in May 1990 and furthermore hosted ESPN's week after week E:60 appear on Sunday mornings, driving the coverage of a few significant stories. As host of OTL, Ley was a pioneer in writing about concussions and CTE and the NFL's treatment of abusive behavior at home cases.
Ley won 11 Sports Emmy Awards during his time at ESPN, including an Emmy in 2018. Ley and OTL won the DuPont Award in 2014 for giving an account of issues in football at the adolescent years. Ley and OTL additionally won four Edward R. Murrow Awards. Ley was drafted into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame in 2019. He told The Associated Press he intends to work with Seton Hall University, his institute of matriculation, in retirement just as he plants on coaching youthful journalists. In June 2019, Ley declared that he would resign at the end of the month. His legion of fans was sad but understood that he needed to close the chapter.
Bob is married to his spouse Barbara Ley. The sports show host was regularly reprimanded by his wife for being a workhorse instead of a family man. The talk started hitting a peak when the couple was having issues and considering divorce. The family is blessed with two children and there are rumors that Bob retired to spend more time with his family and keep his marriage strong. He has been married for a long time and Barbara has constantly supported him in each period of his life.
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