• Ernestine Sclafani is a public relations executive and the wife of sports commentator Skip Bayless
• She has a net worth of over $1 million and her current salary is approximately $700,000
• Ernestine grew up in Long Island and attended Suffolk Country Community College
• She works as Vice President for the international public relations organization Weber Shandwick
• She and her husband have a strong relationship, and she does not have any social media presence

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Who is Skip Bayless’s Wife, Ernestine Sclafani?

Ernestine Sclafani was born in 1962, in Long, Island, New York USA, and is a public relations executive, but probably better known for her marriage to sports commentator and television personality Skip Bayless, who is prominent from his work on ESPN. She serves as the Vice President of the international public relations organization “Weber Shandwick”.

How rich is Ernestine Sclafani? What is her Salary?

As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, mostly earned through a successful career in public relations. She also shares a significant amount of wealth with her husband, who has a net worth of around $7 million. Despite the lack of details available about Sclafani’s work, it is estimated that her current salary is around $700,000. However, as Ernestine continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase. Her husband Skip who is a television sports journalist, has a current four year contract apparently worth $22 million, with a $4 million bonus.


Ernestine grew up relatively out of the spotlight in Long Island. Not many details have been revealed about her parents or other family members, but it’s known that she attended Suffolk Country Community College, and after graduating went to work in the public relations industry. One of her first jobs was as part of a company called Ball of Switzerland which she joined in 1990. She’d stay there for around 10 years, rising up to become the Director of Public Relations.

Afterwards, she joined the international public relations company Vice Shandwick, which she started at serving as the Vice President of the company, and with whom she continues to work until today. She met Skip Bayless for the first time during an ESPN business meeting with Kevin Dillon while he was a part of the company. The two exchanged business cards and would eventually go on to date. Despite both of them prioritizing their careers, they kept on seeing each other until eventually marrying, at a rather older age than usual, with Sclafani at 55 years old. She is the second wife of Skip, whose previous marriage was to a high school sweetheart and which eventually ended in divorce. Ernestine is reputed to have had four other long term relationships which did not work out in the long run.

The two continue to have a strong relationship, with recent interviews stating how Ernestine has a great opinion of her husband. They mostly spend weekdays apart due to work commitments, but reconnect on weekends. They enjoy watching movies together during their free time.

Skip Bayless is best known for his work on the ESPN2 show “First Take”, in which he appears with Stephen A. Smith. He left the show in 2016 to debut his new show entitled “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” which he co-hosts with Shannon Sharpe as a part of Fox Sports 1. Since then, he’s contributed to numerous other Fox Sports shows as well. He is also a sports columnist and an author, who’s written several books about the NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys.


Being born in 1962, Sclafani will be 56 in 2018 ; the exact date of her birth is not known to the public.


Much like many wives of celebrities and television personalities, Ernestine doesn’t have any social media presence on any of the major social media websites, not even on Twitter or Instagram. On Facebook, there is an account named Ernestine Sclafani but it has no profile, picture, friends, or photos. It is likely that the account was set up, but was discontinued.

On the other hand, her husband Skip is highly active on social media, having an account on Twitter with millions of followers. He does a lot of commentary on the National Basketball Association (NBA) especially during the playoff season, and he also has a Facebook account on which he talks a lot about the NBA.


There are pictures of Ernestine available online which have been taken while she was a part of television shows or events, which are mainly due to her work in public relations. There are also a few pictures of her out in casual attire and a picture of her together with Bayless. A few of her most popular pictures include her wearing a pair of Pixie Boots as a part of a feature article in a publication, the source of which cannot be traced, but numerous websites have re-posted the picture online.




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2008Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest Breakthrough Actress (Migliore Attrice Rivelazione)Riparo (2007)
2008European Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsRiparo (2007)
2007Best ActressAnnecy Italian Cinema FestivalRiparo (2007)
2007Golden FIPABiarritz International Festival of Audiovisual ProgrammingTV Series and Serials: ActressI figli strappati (2006)
2007Best ActressLecce Festival of European CinemaRiparo (2007)

Nominated Awards

2012Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesTutti pazzi per amore (2008)
2008DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Riparo (2007)
2008Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest Actress (Migliore Attrice)Riparo (2007)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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