Bob Varsha has built a 30-year career in broadcasting from an out-of-nowhere opportunity. He graduated in 1973 from Dartmouth College, where he was an all-Ivy League runner and later competed twice in the U.S. Olympic Trials marathon. After earning his degree at Emory University School of Law, Varsha was a practicing attorney in Atlanta in 1980 when Turner Broadcasting invited him to apply his athletic expertise to a TBS broadcast of the Peachtree Road Race, a massive local July 4th running tradition. His performance led to a part-time opportunity at Turner delivering news and sports, as well as hosting a topical interview program.
By 1986, Varsha accepted an offer from ESPN to host Formula One, Indy Cars, motorcycles, rally and sports car racing coverage, along with a variety of other sports including gymnastics, figure skating and track & field. He moved to Speedvision, now integrated into FOX Sports, in 1999, adding the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions to his resume.
Bob and wife Karen, a photographer, live in Atlanta and have three adult children.