High School Quiz Show Host: Billy Costa
Emmy award-winning radio and television personality Billy Costa is the host of High School Quiz Show®.
Costa has been entertaining radio audiences on KISS 108 weekday mornings for the past 30 years and currently co-hosts “Billy & Lisa in the Morning”. He is also co-host of “Dining Playbook”, a televised restaurant review and lifestyle show on NESN. In 2017, Billy was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcaster Hall of Fame.
“I am amazed by the level of competition year after year,” said Costa. “We’re thrilled to be able to highlight the achievements of high school students and to now be an anticipated and celebrated annual event in schools and communities across the Commonwealth."
Inspired by the original College Bowl, a popular televised quiz bowl that dates back to the 1960s, High School Quiz Show emphasizes the importance of academics. For Costa, hosting a program that showcases high school students is a natural fit, and not his first foray into working with teens on television. Early in his career, he earned a Children’s Television Award for “Rap Around”, a talk show on WBZ that focused on teen issues.
Costa is an alumnus of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School in Cambridge, MA and Emerson College in Boston, MA.