Bob Costas

Costas in 2011, image via Joe Seer /

Birth Name: Robert Quinlan Costas

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 22, 1952

*father – Greek
*mother – Irish, German

Bob Costas is an American sportscaster.

Bob is the son of Jayne and John George/Aristedes Costas. He was raised in Commack, on Long Island, New York. He is married to Jill Sutton. He has two children with his former wife Carole Randall “Randy” Krummenacher.

Bob’s paternal grandfather was named Basillos John P. Costas.

Bob’s paternal grandmother was Elpias Eleni “Helen” J. Efstathiou/Efstathian (the daughter of Spero Efstathiou and Efthemea Koumousis).

Bob’s maternal grandfather was Valentine S. Quinlan (the son of John B. Quinlan and Isadora Frances McIntyre). Valentine was born in New York, to Irish parents. John was born in Knockainey, Co Limerick, the son of Michael Quinlan and Hanora Burns. Isadora was the daughter of Patrick McIntyre and Catherine.

Bob’s maternal grandmother was named Frances/Francis Sielinsky/Selinsky (the daughter of Adolph Sielinsky/Selinsky and Mefesta/Viola). Frances was born in New York, to German parents.

Source: Bob’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    German? Sielinsky is a Polish last name

  2. Mena says:

    Hmmm.. he doesnt look very Greek..

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