Sarah Kustok Bio: Early Life, Parents & Net Worth

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Sarah Grace Kustok is an American sports reporter who works for the YES Network and Fox Sports. She became the NBA’s first solo analyst when she was promoted to television analyst for the Brooklyn Nets.

Sarah has recently hosted an NCAA women’s basketball match of the South Caroline Gamecocks’ victory over the Connecticut Huskies (81-77) on February 5, 2023, on Fox.

Journalists are meant to be brave, take bold actions, and move against the tides, even when the odds are stacked against them.

If journalism has taught anything, it’s patience and digging up materials of lasting value. One such journalist is Sarah Kustok.

The 42-year-old who previously held the position of sideline reporting for ESPN and is employed under the FOX Sports and Yes Network banner.

Sarah knows her purpose when she holds the mic, and the camera starts rolling. She owns her on-site role more than her in-studio gig.

Sarah Kustok (Source: Daily Herald)
Sarah Kustok (Source: Daily Herald)

The Illinoian was also notable for her play-by-play analysis in a studio program called First Thing First, headed by Nick Wright, while Jenna Wolfe served as a co-host.

This article comprises every detail you need to know about Kustok; her early life, her journey to journalism, her net worth, and a little insight into her romantic life.

So, stick with us until the end and look at some quick facts to get started!

Quick Facts

Full Name Sarah Grace Kustok
Birth Date December 17, 1981
Birth Place Orland Park, Illinois, U.S.
Nick Name Sarah
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education DePaul University
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father’s Name Allan Kustok
Mother’s Name Anita Kustok
Siblings None
Age 42 Years Old
Height 5’9”/1.75 m/175 cm
Weight Under review
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Married No
Husband No
Profession Sports Journalist
Net Worth $1- $5 Million
Affiliations ESPN, ABC, FOX Sports, And Yes Network
Active Since 2003
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update April 2024

Early Life, Education, & Parents

Sarah Grace Kustok, or just Sarah Kustok, is a native of Orland Park, Illinois (U.S.). Also, she was born on December 17, 1981, to Allan Kustok and Anita Jeanie Kustok. Added to that, Sarah has a brother named Zak Kustok.

She is an American citizen by birth; besides that, she belongs to a white ethnic background and follows Christianity. In the same way, Sarah is a Sagittarius based on horoscopic charts.

Kustok grew up with an unwavering enthusiasm for sports. As such, the Illionoian joined her high school basketball and volleyball team and was one of the hardest-working athletes.

Apart from balancing academics, Sarah made sure she achieved more on a sporting level.

Eventually, after putting high school life behind her, Kustok stepped foot into her college years by joining DePaul University.

In a recent interview, she revealed that being part of DePaul came not solely out of sporting desires but mainly due to the humane approach that Kustok felt on the campus premises.

Nonetheless, the Orland Park native remained an important asset to the basketball team.

As part of the Blue Demons women’s basketball team, Sarah captained the squad in her junior and senior years and led them to the NCAA tournament two years in a row.

In DePaul’s record, she ranks fourth in overall three-point scores and 10th at the collegiate level as a whole.

Regarding her academic qualifications, Kustok acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2005.

After that, the college basketball star pursued a Master’s degree in Corporate and Multicultural Communications in 2010.

Age, Height, & Body Measurements

Born in 1981, Kustok 42 is among the oldest active reporters.

It is interesting to see how far Sarah’s career will go from being a sideline reporter and a fill-in host from time to time.

Sarah Kustok | Age, Height, & Body Measurements
Sarah Kustok While Interviewing (Source: Yahoo Sports)

On the other hand, the Illinoian towers over her colleagues as she stands at a stunning height of 1.8 meters. However, the details regarding her weight remain under review.

Sarah possesses an athletic and well-endowed body frame. Most importantly, the Yes Network correspondent has striking blue eyes and naturally bright blonde hair that goes well with her outlook.

Career As A Sportscaster

Before her ESPN venture, Sarah served as the women’s basketball coach for her alma mater, DePaul University.

Kustok managed to find herself in the field, but this time as a sideline reporter for ESPN.

Her career launched with individual spots on the ESPN and FOX Sports network, which covered college football, basketball, and high school football.

Eventually, Sarah jumped ships and started working for Comcast SportsNet Chicago as an on-site reporter and anchor for some special segments in 2012. The gig lasted for almost three years.

The Illinoian reported the games for Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, and Chicago White Sox with Comcast.

Alongside the sideline duties, Sarah worked equally hard and earned a Master’s degree certificate in Communications by the end of 2010.

The college administration immediately recognized the contributions she made in sports and thus, on September 19, 2012, inducted her to the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Sarah accepted the position as a fill-in anchor for WMAQ-TV, and on contrary, for WFLD-TV, the sportscaster hosted a series called College Sports Minute.

Sarah Kustok Net Worth
Sarah Kustok As A Sportscaster (Source: Fox Sports)

Sometime in 2012, YES Network recruited Kustok to replace a departing Michelle Beadle and assigned her to the Brooklyn division.

This job couldn’t be more surprising to her, as the network has won the prestigious EMMY for 80 times record and has received nominations a total of 346 times.

The network is a famous go-to broadcaster all over the U.S., specializing in the publication of biographies, coverage of collegiate sports, and its run of several magazine programs.

Sarah reports on the games of the Brooklyn Nets, including all the live telecasts, magazine issues, and pre/post-game analysis.

Additionally, Kustok and her entire broadcasting team for the Nets were the recipients of the Emmy Award for Best Live Sports Series in 2014.

Sarah is still working for the YES Network and Fox Sports, as she recently for FOX has hosted an NCAA women’s basketball match.

The South Caroline Gamecocks’ victory over the Connecticut Huskies (81-77) on February 5, 2023, at Hartford, Conn. / XL Center, which was telecasted on Fox.

Salary & Income

In particular, Sarah has been a sports journalist for around 16 years and has collected a net worth of approximately $1- $5 million as of 2024.

Working at ESPN and FOX Sports justifiably provided her with added incentives.

Being one of the star sportscasters for YES Network also handily grants her an impressive income. In like manner, reliable sources estimate an analyst’s average salary to be $58.5k per annum.

Regardless of the sources, Kustok is bound to earn a significant sum in the coming years; after all, she is an indispensable asset to the network.

Is Sarah Kustok Married?

Moving on to Sarah’s private life, not much has been mentioned or disclosed to the media. As far as we know, the blonde sportscaster is a single woman, even though her past dating life is a mystery to many.

We have to conclude that neither is Kustok in a relationship nor is she interested in being in the company of another man/woman.

Since the Illinoian hasn’t specified her sexual preference, it raises the question of whether she is straight.

Is Sarah Kustok Married
Is Sarah Kustok Married (Source: Facebook)

Nevertheless, the American isn’t looking to settle down anytime soon, and the most probable reason would be a hectic work schedule.

As a result, finding a partner or devoting time to the children is still out of the picture for Sarah.

Horrors In The Kustok Household

In early 2010, major news swept the media when Kustok’s father, Allan, was allegedly accused of murdering her mother, Anita.

Many sources close to the family provided testimony regarding Allan’s innocence.

As a matter of fact, even Sarah, with her brother, Zak, testified against the allegation and claimed their father to be innocent.

Sarah Kustok's Father and Mother
Sarah Kustok’s Father And Mother (Source: DailyMail)

To illustrate, Anita was found dead in their bedroom with a 0.357 bullet wound to her head.

Allan was charged guilty solely for failing to inform the police on time. When police arrived, Anita held a gun in her hand, and apparently, the scene looked like nothing more than a murder/suicide.

Added to that came the revelation that Sarah’s father was involved in extramarital affairs. Thus, the court had no choice but to put Allan behind bars for 60 years.

Social Media Presence

  • Instagram – 41.2K followers
  • Twitter – 41.2K followers

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sarah at 42 looks stunning walking on the street in a dazzling outfit, as we can see on her Instagram.

Popularity

Sarah is a still active American sports reporter for the YES Network and Fox Sports. She is averagely popular on her social media compared to other celebrities, with more than 40k followers.

Sarah Kustok, The Search Graph (Source: The Google Trend)
Sarah Kustok, The Search Graph (Source: The Google Trend)

The graph illustrates her fans’ search momentum over the past 12 months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What are Sarah Kustok's college statistics?

During her DePaul University tenure, Sarah Kustok averaged 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 6.0 points. Likewise, her 3-point % was 38.8%, while her free throw percentage was 76.9%.

Does Sarah know Bill Clinton?

They were rumored to be dating as former President Bill Clinton was seen with Sarah at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York, Monday night in the Nets match against Milwaukee Bucks in 2015.

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