Greg Gumbel

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Greg Gumbel’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Greg Gumbel

Eye Color


Place Of Birth

New Orleans, USA


76 years old

Birth Date

May 02, 1946

Star Sign


Greg Gumbel Facts

Child Star?



TV Sportscaster

Education & Qualifications

Loras College

Net Worth

$16 million

Current Partner

Marcy Gumbel


Michelle Gumbel


Richard Gumbel, Rhea Alice LeCesne


Bryant Gumbel, Renee Gumbel-Farrahi, Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas


1.7m (5'6"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Dog

Annual Earnings

$4 million+ per year

About Greg Gumbel

Greg Gumbel is an American television broadcaster and sportscaster.
On May 3, 1946, Greg Gumbel was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Gumbel gained popularity because of his assignments under CBS Sports.
Before becoming a sports anchor, Gumbel attended Loras College and was on the college baseball team. Gumbel started his career as a sportscaster in 1973. As of 2022, he is a sportscaster recognized for covering the NFL( National Football League) and the NCAA (National College Athletic Association). He has worked with networks including NBC, CBS, MSG, and ESPN. In 2001, Gumbel was the first African-American to name a big sports championship or tournament with his play-by-play of the Super Bowl XXXV. As of 2022, Gumbel is the play-by-play broadcaster of CBS Network for the NFL and its studio host covering men's college basketball. Talking about his personal life, Gumbel is the older brother of sports and newscaster Bryant Gumbel. He married Marcy Gumbel.

Greg Gumbel Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Greg Gumbel's net worth?

When it comes to the net worth of the famous sportscaster and broadcaster Greg Gumbel; he has accumulated a whopping net worth of $16 million. He has amassed such net worth from his engagements with many famous sports networks.

How much does Greg Gumbel earn per year?

Greg Gumbel is estimated to be earning around $4 million as his salary every year from his career as a TV sportscaster and host.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Greg Gumbel?

Greg Gumbel stands at 5 ft 7 in (170 cm).

How old is Greg Gumbel?

Greg Gumbel is 76 years old as of 2022, born on May 3, 1946, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Childhood And Education

On May 3, 1946, Gumbel was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to parents Richard Gumbel, a judge, and Rhea Alice LeCesne. Concerning his early life, Gumbel grew up in the South part of Chicago and was raised Catholic. He has three siblings, namely Renee Gumbel-Farrahi, Bryant Gumbel, and Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas.
Concerning his educational background, Gumbel attended De La Salle Insitute. After graduating, he attended Loras College in Iowa, where he played on the college basketball team and earned a bachelor's degree in English.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Greg Gumbel's partner?

Talking about his personal life, Greg Gumbel is married to Marcy Gumbel. Marcy Gumbel gave birth to a daughter named Michelle Gumbel, who has already gotten married. Their whole family lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Greg Gumbel is well-known for being a TV sportscaster for CBS Network, especially for his different projects under CBS Sports.
Gumbel started his career when his brother Bryant Gumbel (the then TV sportscaster for KNBC) told him about an audition for sports announcer for NBC owned station WMAQ-TV, based in Chicago. At that time, Gumbel was trading hospital equipment and requirements in Detroit. He cleared the audition and worked for the station for seven years. He replaced Dennis Swanson, who became the ABC Sports' president.
Before rising to fame, Gumbel worked on networks such as ESPN, WFAN radio, and MSG. While working for ESPN, he was the anchor for the show SportsCentre and displayed play-by-play for the beginning of NBA matches. At MSG, Gumbel was the backup announcer for Marv Albert and did a cover for college basketball. In 1989, after MSG signed a deal to broadcast New York Yankee matches, Gymbel became the host for both pregame and postgame shows. Apart from this, he served as the radio host for WFAN radio.
In 1988, Gumbel's career at CBS Network began when he worked as a part-timer NFL announcer. Then for the 1990-1993 seasons, Gumbel became the host of the NFL today. He was the anchor of the CBS coverage of the Major League Baseball, College football, and Daytona 500. Gumbel became the prime-time host of the CBS broadcast of the Winter Olympics of 1994 and co-host of the weekly morning coverage of the Winter Olympics of 1992.
Gumbel left CBS following its loss for the NFL and Major League Baseball broadcasting deals. He joined NBC Sports and became the host of the NBC coverage of the Major League All-Star game of 1994. He hosted the daytime broadcast of the Summer Olympics of 1996, the World Championship of Figure Skating in 1995, and was the studio host of the NFL on NBC.
Gumbel left NFL and returned to CBS. During that time, CBS acquired the National Football League broadcast contract. As the lead announcer, he joined the broadcast department, and his fellow college friend Phil Simms was his sports commentator. Gumbel was the play-by-play lead announcer for CBS' coverage of the NFL from 1998-2003, naming Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVIII.

Charity Work

Gumbel is one of the charity's advisors of the March of Dimes. He serves as the St. Jude Children's Hospital Athletic Board's member.

What awards has Greg Gumbel won?

Gumbel has received many nominations throughout his career. He received 10 Emmy Award nominations for Oustanding Sports Personality- Studio Host and one for Oustanding Sports Personality- Play-by-Play, CableACE Awards nomination for Sports Host for his SportsCenter in 1979 TV Guide Awards nomination for Favorite Sportscaster in 1999. Gumbel is a three-time Emmy Award winner and got the Pat Summerall Award. In 1996, he won the Humanitas Prize for the Children's Live-Action Category.

Other Interesting Greg Gumbel Facts And Trivia

  • Gumbel's zodiac sign is Taurus.
  • He rejected to attend a NASCAR race following his disagreements with Clarence Thomas.
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