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Greg Gumbel is a famous American television sportscaster and mostly known for his various assignments for CBS Sports. He is also the first African-American announcer to call play by play of major sports championship in the US. It was when he announced super bowl xxxv for the CBS network in 2001.
|Date of Birth
|May 3, 1946
|New Orleans, Louisiana
|Richard Gumbel ad Rhea Alice LeCesne
|75 years old
|5 feet 7 inches
Greg Gumbel was born on May 3, 1946, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born as the first child to his parents Richard Gumbel ad Rhea Alice LeCesne. His nickname was Gumby. Richard is a judge. He was raised as catholic.
He also has two sisters named Renee Gumbel-Farrahi and Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas. His zodiac sign is Taurus and one brother Bryant Gumbel. He falls on African American ethnicity. His nationality is American.
He is 75 years old American Television star with a good height of 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 72 kgs. He has black colored hair and brown colored eyes. His exact body measurement is yet to be specified.
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Greg Gumbel received his education from De La Salle Institution. He graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa with a B. A degree in English. He was passionate about playing basketball during his college days.
How did Greg Gumbel begin his career?
Greg was informed by his brother Bryant about the audition taken by NBC owned and operated station, WMAQ-TV for a sports announcer in 1973. Greg was selling hospital supplies in Detroit during that time. Greg then went for the audition and ultimately got the job. He then returned to Chicago and worked at WMAQ-TV for seven years. Before him, Dennis Swanson was working as a sportscaster and he was replaced by Greg. Dennis became the president of ABC Sports.
Greg Gumbel has also worked for MSG, ESPN, and WFAN radio in New York City. He worked as an anchor for the show SportsCenter at ESPN and also did Play by play for early NBA games. He also served as backup announcer for Marv Albert on New York Knicks on MSG.
In 1989, MSG signed a huge contract to broadcast New York Yankees games, Gerg received an opportunity to serve as host of the pregame and postgame shows. He was also the host of the first radio morning show on radio station WFAN which was also his MSG duties.
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His CBS career began in 1988 when he worked part-time work as an NFL announcer. He also started announcing college basketball as well. He was also a prime-time anchor for the 1994 winter Olympic games from Lillehammer, Norway, and co-anchor for weekday morning broadcasts of the 1992 winter Olympics from Albertville, France.
During his time, Greg has been able to serve as third host and play-by-play announcer for super bowls. He was a chief anchor of The NFL Today, he worked alongside co-anchors Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe, and Boomer Esiason.
Are Greg Gumbel and Bryant Gumbel related?
Bryant Gumbel is a famous American journalist and sportscaster who is also known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC’s Today.
He actually has a blood relation with Greg. He is the younger brother of Greg. It was Bryant who actually got him into the broadcasting industry.
Who is the wife of Gerg?
Marcy Gumbel was a business manager. She was born on April 3 of 1949 as Marcella Kaszynski. She is mostly known as the wife of Gerg Gumble. The couple tied their knot in 1973. They actually met around the 70s and fell in love with each other.
Greg considers Marcy as his soulmate and feels blessed to have her in his life. He believes she is the reason for his success.
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The couple is blessed with a daughter named Michelle Gumbel who was born in 1969. She was born before their marriage. Michelle is not much interested in sports like her father but she still attends games with her father. Michelle is now 51 years old and is married. She is also blessed with kids but loves to maintain her privacy.
Net worth and Social Media
Greg Gumbel earns a decent amount of salary. His net worth of $16 million which he earned from commentator for sports and as announcer. His salary is estimated to be $4 million.
Greg Gumbel does not use any social media handles. He likes to keep his personal life private.
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