Greg Gumbel Bio | Wiki
Greg Gumbel is an American sports broadcaster. He currently works for the CBS network. There, Greg serves as a play-by-play broadcaster for the NFL on CBS and the studio host for CBS’ men’s college basketball coverage. Greg is quite popular for his commentary. He has served well-known networks such as WMAQ-TV, WFAN radio, NBC, MSG, ESPN, as well as CBS.
Additionally, Greg hosted major sports leagues such as National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Basketball games, the National Football League, National Basketball Association, and also Major League Baseball. Also, Greg hosted and play-by-play announced the Super Bowl championship. The CBS station also hosts very opinionated topics related to politics.
Greg always speaks his mind and criticizes conservative and irresponsible political leaders without fear. In this industry, Greg has also worked along with very famous athlete-turned-broadcasters, such as Terry Bradshaw and Jim Kaat.
Greg Gumbel Age
He was born on May 3, 1946, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America. Greg is 75 years old.
Greg Gumbel Height
He is a man of average stature. Greg stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in ( Approx 1.7m).
Greg Gumbel Family
He was born to his father Richard Dunbar Gumbel and his mother Rhea Alice Gumbel on May 3, 1946, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. His father worked as a judge. Greg grew up as a Catholic faithful on Chicago’s South Side as the firstborn son in his family. He was raised along with his younger brother and two sisters namely Renee Gumbel-Farrahi and Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas. Greg holds American nationality but belongs to the African-American ethnicity.
Greg Gumbel Brother
He is a brother to Bryant Charles Gumbel who is an American television journalist as well as a sportscaster. Bryant is best known for his 15 years’ tenure as co-host of NBC’s Today. Bryant was born on September 29, 1948. He married Hilary Quinlan in 2002 as a second wife after he divorced his first wife June Baranco in 2001 whom he had married in 1973. Bryant is a father to his two children namely; Bradley Christopher Gumbel and Jillian Beth Gumbel
Greg Gumbel Wife
He married a beautiful woman as his wife called Marcy Gumbel. She was born on April 3 of 1949, A former business manager. The couple met each other around the 70s and wedded in 1973.
Greg Gumbel Education
He attended and graduated from a Catholic school De La Salle Institute. While a student in the institute, Greg actively took part in sports. After high school graduation, he went to join Loras University in Iowa. There, he played baseball. He later graduated from the University with a degree in English.
Greg Gumbel CBS
In 1973, his brother Bryant informed Greg that WMAQ-TV ( an NBC owned and operated station ) in Chicago, was auditioning for a sports announcer. By then, Bryant was working as a television sportscaster at KNBC based in Los Angeles while Greg was selling hospital supplies in Detroit. After he got the job, he went back to Chicago and worked at WMAQ-TV for a period of seven years.
At the station, Greg took over from Dennis Swanson who left the station to become president of ABC Sports. Prior to joining CBS, Greg worked for MSG, ESPN, as well as WFAN radio based in New York City. While working at ESPN, he anchored the show called SportsCenter and did “play-by-play” for early NBA games.
While at MSG, Greg served as a backup announcer for Marv Albert on New York Knicks broadcasts and also provided coverage for college basketball. At MSG, he signed a huge contract to broadcast New York Yankees games in 1989. Greg worked as the host of the pregame as well as postgame shows. Apart from his MSG duties, Greg hosted the first radio morning show on radio station WFAN.
Greg’s colleagues at CBS include:
Mary Kay Kleist-meteorologist
Greg Gumbel Health | Cancer
For 15 years the cohost of the Today show, Greg’s younger brother Bryant, 72, spoke publicly in 2009 clarifying that he had gone through surgery to remove a tumor from his lung. Bryant had quit smoking 30 years earlier after being a three-pack-a-day smoker for more than ten years. As per Greg, there are no records of him being sick.
Greg Gumbel Salary
He earns his income mainly from his job as a play-by-play broadcaster for the NFL on CBS and the studio host for CBS’ men’s college basketball coverage. Greg’s average salary is $72,572 per year.
Greg Gumbel Net Worth
He has accumulated a decent fortune from his career as a journalist. Greg has an estimated net worth of $999,4364.
How Old Is Greg Gumbel
Greg is a 75-year-old American journalist who was born on May 3, 1946, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Is Greg Gumbel Married
Yes. Greg married a beautiful woman called Marcy Gumbel. She was born on April 3 of 1949, A former business manager. The couple met each other around the 70s and wedded in 1973.
Was Greg Gumbel An Athlete
He attended major league baseball games at Comiskey Park as well as Wrigley Field along with his younger brother Bryant . Both Gred and Bryant were devoted athletes who played football, Little League and Pony League baseball.