Greg Gumbel Biography – Greg Gumbel Wiki
Greg Gumbel is an American television sportscaster. He is known for his various tasks for CBS Sports such as the National Football League, NBA, and NCAA basketball. Gumbel’s CBS career began with part-time work as an NFL announcer in 1988. Also in 1989, Gumbel began announcing college basketball as well. He became the host of The NFL Today (alongside Terry Bradshaw) for the 1990 to 1993 seasons. He also anchored CBS’ coverage of Major League Baseball, college football, and, in 1999, CBS’ coverage for the Daytona 500.
Besides his hosting duties, Gumbel provided play-by-play for the NBA (alongside Quinn Buckner), Major League Baseball including the 1993 American League Championship Series (alongside Jim Kaat), and College World Series baseball. He was the prime time anchor for the 1994 Winter Olympic Games from Lillehammer, Norway, and co-anchor for the weekday morning broadcasts of the 1992 Winter Olympics from Albertville, France.
Prior to his popularity at CBS, Gumbel worked for MSG, ESPN, and WFAN radio in New York City. At ESPN, he anchored the show SportsCenter and did “play-by-play” for early NBA games. On MSG, Gumbel served as a backup announcer for Marv Albert on New York Knicks broadcasts as well as providing coverage for college basketball. When MSG signed a huge contract to broadcast New York Yankees games in 1989, Gumbel served as host of the pregame and postgame shows. In addition to his MSG duties, he was the host of the first radio morning show on radio station WFAN.
In 1973, Greg’s brother Bryant, then working as a television sportscaster at KNBC in Los Angeles, informed him that another NBC owned and operated station, WMAQ-TV in Chicago, was auditioning for a sports announcer. At the time, Greg was selling hospital supplies in Detroit. He ultimately got the job, returned to Chicago, and worked at WMAQ-TV for seven years. The sportscaster he replaced, Dennis Swanson, went on to become president of ABC Sports.
Gumbel moved to NBC in 1994 following CBS’s 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. While at NBC, Gumbel hosted NBC’s coverage of the 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
Gumbel left NBC after the network broadcast of Super Bowl XXXII to return to CBS. His 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 he continues to do to this day.
As CBS had just acquired the rights to NBC’s previous NFL package, Gumbel joined the broadcast team as the lead announcer with fellow NBC alumnus Phil Simms as his color man. Gumbel was the lead announcer for the NFL on CBS between 1998 and 2003, calling Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVIII. For the 2004 NFL season, Gumbel traded positions with Jim Nantz as host of The NFL Today with Nantz taking over as the lead announcer. At the end of the 2005 NFL season, Gumbel was replaced as studio host of The NFL Today by James Brown. He attended and graduated from De La Salle Institute. Gumbel graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa where he also played on the baseball team.
Greg Gumbel Age
He was born on May 3, 1946, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Greg Gumbel Wife
He is married to his wife Marcy Gumbel. His wife worked as a business manager. The couple was married in 1973. They have a daughter together known as Michelle Gumbel, she was born on May 12, 1969.
Greg Gumbel Family
He is the son of Richard Dunbar Gumbel and Rhea Alice LeCesne. His father was a judge. He has two sisters, Renee Gumbel-Farrahi and Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas, and a brother known as Bryant Gumbel. His brother is an American television journalist and sportscaster.
Greg Gumbel Salary
Greg Gumbel’s salary is estimated to be $4 Million per year.
Greg Gumbel Net Worth
Greg Gumbel’s net worth is estimated to be $16 million.