Awesome Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas: Blissful Married Life with Wife and Son

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Awesome Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas: Blissful Married Life with Wife and Son

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1963-12-24
  • Age 56 Years 7 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Place San Pedro, California
  • Profession Sportscaster
  • Birth Name Jay Scot Bilas
  • Zodiac Sign Capricorn
  • Ethnicity/Race White
  • Son/s Anthony Bilas
  • Daughter/s Tori Bilas
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Wife/Spouse Wendy Bilas
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Wedding Date 22 August 1992
  • Gay No
  • Salary $2 Million Per Year
  • Net Worth $4.5 Million
  • High School Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
  • College Duke University School of Law
  • Height/ How Tall? 6' 8' (2.03 m)
  • Weight 225 lbs (102 kg)
  • Hair Color Salt & Pepper
  • Eye Color Gray

Being a calm personality is always a plus point especially in the entertainment world as people don’t come home to watch or hear a grumpy voice on their TV screens or radio channels.

Jay Bilas is an American college basketball analyst for ESPN, and there is no doubt that he looks cool while doing his work but have you ever wondered what he is like off the radar? If you haven't then let’s find out.

Married Life With Wife And Children

Jay Bilas got married to Wendy Bilas in 1995. However, the exact date and venue of the wedding are not shared by the couple.

To talk about his wife Wendy, she is an artist and founder of Wendy Bilas Fine Arts. She comes from what she explains, an ‘artsy family’ where her dad was a photographer, her aunt an oil painter and her sister an actress and pianist.  

Jay Bilas with wife Wendy Bilas and daughter Tory Bilas attend the 3rd annual fundraiser for the ONEXONE Foundation at Capitale on 27th  October 2010. (Photo: gettyimages.co.uk)

On 20th March 2019, Jay shared an adorable throwback picture of him with his wife. The post melted everyone’s heart as the picture was taken 36 years back on their first date.

Even after being together for decades, the pair’s relationship is in the right place. They are the ultimate power couple.

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The couples together have two children, a daughter, Tori, who as her mother explains is an emerging artist and a son Anthony who plays basketball. 

On 9th March 2019, Jay hilariously interviewed his son while in court. Their equation amused people and watched the video posted by College GameDay‏. Thus, the adorable video reached over a million views.

Both of the  ESPN veteran's children do well for themselves; his daughter owns an art website where she shares her creative endeavors to the world.

Jay Bilas with son Anthony at their Charlotte home in 2013 (Photo: charlottemagazine.com)

As Jay is quite famous when it comes to analyzing matches, his son has to face all the questions about how to swag his dad packs while at home and fans are keen to know if he has that much swag around the house as much as he has over the internet. In an interview with Washington Times this March, Jay’s son Anthony said,

“He went from being a goofy dad to all of a sudden, people are asking me how much swag he has and stuff like that. It’s weird. I don’t know. He has a lot more swag on the Internet than he does around me.”

He also said,

“I mean, I used to not think my dad was a big deal, but I kind of have to accept it. He’s kind of famous.”

The husband and wife currently reside in Charlotte, North Carolina with daughter Tori and son Anthony. There have been no rumors about the couple to likely go through the process of divorce as they seem to live a happily married life with their children.

Jay Bilas’ Short Bio:

Jay Bilas was born on  24th December 1963 (aged: 55 years old), in the United States of America. Jay graduated from the Duke University with a degree in political science in 1986 and later was selected in the fifth round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks.

He later joined the Duke University School of Law and got his J.D degree in 1992 where he also served as an assistant coach for three seasons under Mike Krzyzewski. His broadcasting career started when he started to work as a color commentator and studio analyst for ESPN in 1995.

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He is currently Of Counsel to the Charlotte office of Moore & Van Allen where he is a practicing lawyer along with his work as a college basketball analyst for ESPN and currently enjoys a salary of $2 million that contributes in his massive net worth of $4.5 million.

People and critics love the ESPN veteran. Showering respect towards the basketball analyst, he was nominated for Emmy as Outstanding Studio Personality, two years in a row consecutively in 2007 and 2008. Add to that he won U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) for the Best Column of the Year Sports in 2008.

In the list of appreciation, Jay being named the best analyst in college basketball in Sports Illustrated magazine is also a special one!

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