Bob Cole Biography

( 1933 - )
February 13, 2019
First published on:December 30, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Bob Cole

Date of Birth: 1933, June 24
Age: 87 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Birth Name Robert Cecil Cole
Famous Name Bob Cole
Horoscope Cancer
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $200,000
No. of Twitter Followers 10.7 k
Show Hockey Nights In Canada
Nationality British
Ethnicity White
Profession Sportscaster
Started career as broadcaster for Hockey Nights In Canada
Currently Working For Hockey Night in Canada

Robert Cecil Cole is a famous sportscaster currently working for Hockey Night in Canada. Known for his appearance in Hockey Nights In Canada, Robert Cecil Cole is working for the show since 1973. He is a known tv sportscaster and mostly appears on the sports edition. Other than working for Hockey Night in Canada, he also hosts worked for CBC Radio.


The resident of Canada, Robert Cecil Cole, reportedly earns around $200,000, as his yearly salary from the network, and as of 2019, he reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $10 million. Details about his married life are not disclosed yet.

Bob Cole Net worth and Salary

As of 2019, Bob Cole has an estimated net worth over $10 million. Currently, the reporter receives an annual salary of $200,000 from his successful reporting career with Hockey Night in Canada. Further, Hockey Night in Canada reporter receives an added sum of money from his radio and TV guest appearances as a sports pundit too.

Not to mention, Cole is one of the most popular Hockey Night in Canada anchors who has made a successful career as a sports anchorman. As Hockey Night in Canada is a popular Sports Network, it is well known for paying a heavy amount of salary to its sportscasters.

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Besides working for the Hockey nights he has worked for some other sports network, adding some extra amount of money to his net worth.

Bob Cole Personal Life

The 85 years old famous British sportscaster has a charming personality. Bob Cole hasn't shared his personal life over social media. Despite his age, Bob still works actively and remains far from rumors and controversies.

Bob has written about his life in a book named ‘Now I’m Catching On’, his autobiography. In his autobiography, he mentioned about his daughter and her name is Megan.

Other than being a famous sportscaster, he is quite popular in social media with a large number of followers. In addition, he has 10.7 k followers on his Twitter account.

Currently, there are rumors about his retirement from Hockey Nights after this year. He currently, lives in Canada, along with his family, and has a beautiful home there.

Bob Cole Wiki, Early Life, and Educational History

Robert Cole was born on June 24, 1933, in St. John's, Newfoundland, British Empire. He holds British nationality and belongs to the White ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Cancer.


Information about his family as well as about his education were not available. Bob is not so fond of sharing his family life to the public.

Bob Cole Professional Career

Cole started his professional career with VOCM Radio as their broadcaster in St. John's NL. and after he joined the Hockey Nights in Canada in 1973. Bob was also the play-by-play announcer of the HNIC on CBC. Moreover, Bob broadcasts at least one Stanley Cup Final games and was later replaced by Jim Hughson.

Cole stated in one of his statement at the age of 82,

"I'd like to keep going. I feel good. I love the game. I still get passionate. I still get butterflies."

Bob's last and 50th season with Hockey Nights in Canada was announced by Sportsnet on 2018 September 27th. besides, he has also done broadcasting of the 1998 Olympic games, Nagano.

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In the 2002 Winter Olympic Gold Medal Game in Salt Lake City between Canada and the United States, Bob's animated call to the second goal of the game by Joe Sakic is also one of his most memorable moments.

Bob Cole also broadcasted the CBC Sports most watched-program with 10.6 million viewers. He also did color commentary alongside Harry Neale on HNIC and they broadcasted at least 20 Stanley Cup Finals together. Moreover, his previous partners include Gary Dornhoefer, Mickey Redmond, Dick Irvin Jr., Greg Millen, Garry Galley.

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Besides, Bob was a successful curler and played as a skipper for the Newfoundland team in 1971 and 1975. He also participated in the Canadian Mixed Championships in 1965 and 1973. One of the famous broadcasters in the Hockey Nights is Craig Simpson.

Awards and Honors

  • Gemini Award in 2007
  • Hockey Hall Of Fame in 1996
  • Recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award
  • Doctorate of Laws from the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2002
  • Order of Canada in 2016

Facts About Bob Cole

  • Age: 85 years
  • Birthplace: St. John's, Newfoundland, British Empire
  • Salary: $200,000
  • Net worth: $10 million
  • Profession: color commentator/broadcaster
  • Active years: 1969-present
  • Wife: N/A
  • Children: N/A

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