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Greg Gumbel :: Biography

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Greg Gumbel's facts

Date of Birth 1946-05-03
Nationality American
Profession TV personality
Working for CBS
Ethnicity African-American
Marital Status Married
Married to Marcy Gumbel
Children Michelle
Education Bachelor’s degree in Political Science
Education at Loras College
Net Worth(s) $16 million
Address Fort Lauderdale
Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana

Greg Gumbel is an American television sports caster. He was born in the year 1946 and celebrates his birthday on 3rd of May, every year. He works for the CBS network and is best known for his various assignments such as the National Football League, NCAA basketball, among others. He is the first African-American announcer to call play-by-play of a major sports championship in the United States as he announced Super Bowl XXXV in the year 2001 for the CBS network. He joined the network in 1988 and rejoined it in January 1998 as a host and play-by-play announcer and has been with it ever since.

He is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States as he was born and spent most of his early life there. He was welcomed to the family as the first child of parents Rhea Alice LeCesne and Richard Dunbar Gumbel. His younger brother is Bryant Gumbel, who is a news and sports caster. He has two sisters, Renee Gumbel-Farrahi and Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas. During his late teens, he moved to South Side in Chicago. There he attended De La Salle Institute and graduated from there. Then, he went to Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree one in political science and the other in telecommunications. During his time at Loras, he played on the college basketball team. He is of Cerole ancestry, is an African-American by ethnicity and has an American nationality.

He started his career in journalism with an audition for sports caster at WMAQ-TV, a Chicago TV station. He passed the audition and got the job which he kept for seven years. After that, he tried his hands at MSG, WFAN radio and ESPN in New York City. During his time at ESPN, he served as the anchor of Sports Center. At WFAN he was the host of the first radio morning show and at MSG, was as a backup announcer also providing coverage for college basketball. He started his career at CBS in 1989 as a part-time NFL announcer. Then, he became the host of The NFL Today from 1990 to 1993. He also covered Daytona 500, college football and Major League Baseball for CBS and was the prime time anchor for the 1994 Winter Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway. He left CBS for NBC in 1994. There he covered 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, 1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995 World Championships of Figure Skating, and also did various play-by-play. He returned back to CBS, as the studio host for the network's coverage of college basketball.

About his personal life, he is a married man. His wife is Marcy Gumbel. They have been married for quite some time now and are enjoying their married life. The couple has a child Michelle, who is already married. Currently, he resides in his home in Fort Lauderdale in Florida area with his wife, their married daughter Michelle and his brother Bryant. His hard work over the years has made him a millionaire and he now has an estimated net worth of $16 million. His exact salary has not been disclosed yet, but it can be assumed that the CBS network pays him handsomely for his work. Even at the age of 68, he is still keeping up his good work and has left no room for complaints. His great height matches his personality and he looks good as he appears on TV. He is an active user of his Twitter account. He frequently updates his account with tweets about recent news and events. More information on him is available on his biographies in Wikipedia and the official CBS network’s website.