Greg Gumbel Bigraphy|profile|Wiki
Greg Gumbel is an accomplished American journalist currently working at WMAQ-TV as a sportscaster. He is well known for his various assignments for CBS Sports (most notably, the National Football League, NBA, and NCAA basketball).
Greg Gumbel Age
How old is Gumbel? He is 76 years old as of 2023. Gumbel was born on May 3, 1946, in New Orleans, Lousiana, U.S. He celebrates his birthday on May 3 every year.
Greg Gumbel Education
He attended and graduated from De La Salle Institute. Before becoming a broadcaster, he graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa where he also played on the baseball team.
Greg Gumbel Height|Weight
Gumbel stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Greg Gumbel Family
Gumbel was born the first child in a family of four, two sisters and a brother. He is the child of Richard Gumbel, a judge, and Rhea Alice LeCesne. He is the brother of Bryant Gumbel, Renee Gumbel-Farrahi, and Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas.
Greg And Bryant Gumbel
Greg is the older brother of news and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel. Bryant is best known for being the co-host of NBC’s Today for almost two decades.
Greg Gumbel Wife|Married
Gumbel is happily married to Marcy Kaszynski since 1973.
Greg Gumbel Children
Gumbel and his wife are blessed with a daughter, Michelle. Greg and his family reside in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area.
Greg Gumbel CBS
Additionally, the older brother of news and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel, became the first African-American (and Creole) announcer to call the play-by-play of a major sports championship in the United States when he announced Super Bowl XXXV for the CBS network in 2001. He is of Creole ancestry. Gumbel is currently a play-by-play broadcaster for the NFL on CBS alongside Trent Green as well as the studio host for CBS’ men’s college basketball coverage.
Gumbel began his career in 1988 with part-time work as an NFL announcer. He began announcing college basketball as well in 1989. He also became the host of The NFL Today (alongside Terry Bradshaw) for the 1990 to 1993 seasons. Greg then anchored CBS’ coverage of Major League Baseball, college football, and CBS coverage for the Daytona 500 in 1999.
Other than his hosting duties, he also provided play-by-play for the NBA (alongside Quinn Buckner), Major League Baseball which included the 1993 American League Championship Series (alongside Jim Kaat), and also College World Series baseball.
In addition, he was the prime-time anchor for the 1994 Winter Olympic Games from Lillehammer, Norway, and also co-anchor for the weekday morning broadcasts of the 1992 Winter Olympics from Albertville, France. He moved to NBC in 1994 following CBS’ losses of the NFL and Major League Baseball broadcasting contracts (Gumbel’s last on-air assignment for CBS was providing play-by-play for the College World Series.
He then left NBC after the network broadcast of Super Bowl XXXII to return to CBS. Greg’s first major assignment was to serve as studio host for the network’s coverage of college basketball, including the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, something that he continues to do to this day.
Greg Gumbel NBC Sports
During his time at NBC, he hosted NBC’s coverage of the 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Gumbel also did play-by-play for the 1995 Major League Baseball National League Division Series and also National League Championship Series (on both occasions teaming with Joe Morgan).
He did play-by-play for The NBA on NBC, hosted NBC’s daytime coverage of the 1996 Summer Olympics from Atlanta, Georgia, hosted the 1995 World Championships of Figure Skating, and also served as the studio host for The NFL on NBC.
Greg Gumbel Cancer|Illiness|Health
From an article by newsday.com in December 2009, Greg’s brother Byrant was recovering from cancer surgery. “It’s nothing to hide from,” he told Ripa and a studio audience of his illness and recent surgery. “They opened up my chest, they took out a malignant tumor, they took out part of my lung.”
Greg Gumbel Salary|Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Greg Gumbel Social Media Platforms
Gumbel is very active on social media platforms and has over 1k followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.