Ernestine Sclafani Biography

Ernestine Sclafani is a New York-born public relations expert and the known celebrity wife of the famous television personality, Skip Bayless. She is a media relations guru and began to attract media attention after her connection with her recent husband Skip Bayless. Ernestine is not active on social media in any form and appeared with her husband on the FS1 show on a couple of occasions last year.

Early Life

Ernestine Sclafani was born on 3rd August 1962, in Long Island, New York, United States. Her mother’s name is Evelyn Sclafani, who died in August 2013 due to pancreatic cancer. Her father’s name is not known. She shared her childhood with her one brother and one sister and both of her siblings are doctors. Her brother is a doctor in Manhattan, New York, and her sister is a breast surgeon in Ohio. Ernestine went to Suffolk County Community College in Selden, New York, and additionally earned another degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Ernestine Sclafani Career

Sclafani is a known American media relation and public relations specialist. She has worked in public relationships with many celebrities and high-profile clients including celebrities, reality television stars, famous chefs, and authors. She has worked in the line of handling celebrity media tours as well as satellite media tours for social media influencers. In addition, she is a public relations expert and handles professional lines including fashion, lifestyle, marketing, and event planning. Before she began her own public relations company in 2018, Ernestine was working as the Vice President for Consumer Media Relations at Weber Shandwick. During that time, she led the product launch for brands and clients like Oreo, Dunkin Donuts, Pedigree, Unilever, Harley Davidson, Motorola, etc.

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Sclafani has a well-detailed professional life of working with media companies, and outlets or television shows like The Today Show, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, CNN, Huffington Post, CBS Early Show, and Good Morning America. From 1995 to 2005, she worked as the Vice President at the company named Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. She is a graduate student of a fashion-based institute and as a part of that, she has worked with various brands and manufacturing companies.

Book Writing

In September 2019, Sclafani published her first book named “Balls: How to keep your relationship alive when you live with a sports-obsessed guy”. In the book, she has talked about her married life with her only husband Skip Bayless who is a sports addict and is also working in the same professional line. She describes her experiences while living with a person who is mad about sports in the book.

Ernestine Sclafani Biography

Real Name Ernestine Sclafani Bayless
Birth Date 3 August 1962
Age (as of 2022) 60 Years
Birth Place Long Island, New York, United States
Profession Author, Public Relations Expert
College Fashion Institute of Technology
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 50 kg  –  in Pounds –  110 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown


Mother Evelyn Sclafani

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Skip Bayless
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Personal Life

Ernestine Sclafani and Skip Bayless met on the set of Bayless’ ESPN2 show ‘Cold Pizza’ when Ernestine was working in the line of public relations. During that time, the pair exchanged the card and soon they went on their first date, where Skip Bayless told her that no woman can be so important to him as his job. Ernestine and Skip dated each other for 11 years including six years of engagement. Later, Bayless proposed to Ernestine on a plane ride when they were going to Oklahoma from Newark. Eventually, the couple exchanged the rituals of marriage on 18th July 2016. There is not much detail on where and how they planned their marriage and what they planned after getting married.

Ernestine Sclafani Net Worth

Ernestine Sclafani came to media attention after her connection with Skip Bayless. It is sure that she would be earning a good income because of the support of her only husband. She is not known by the name of her husband only but also, as the public relation and media relations expert. For the moment, Sclafani’s estimated net worth is somewhere around $ 2 million along with the combined net worth of her husband which is around $ 10 million.

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