Greg Gumbel Net Worth

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Greg Gumbel was the first child of Rhea Alice LeCesne, and Richard Gumbel, a judge. He is of Creole descent and grew up on Chicago’s South Side, where he went to the De La Salle Institute. Gumbel later studied at the Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and graduated with a BA degree in English.

Before he started his career in journalism, Gumbel worked as a seller of hospital supplies in Detroit; his brother told him that Chicago TV station (WMAQ-TV) was looking for a sports announcer and Gumbel immediately applied for and got the job. He stayed there for seven years before he moved to work for MSG, ESPN, and WFAN radio in New York City. While at ESPN, Gumbel served as an anchor of the “Sports Center”, and also covered the “play-by-play” for NBA games. At MSG, Greg worked as a back-up announcer for the New York Knicks, and covered the college basketball in the meantime.

Gumbel started his CBS career in 1988 as an NFL announcer, and a year later he began covering college basketball as well. From 1990 to 1993, along with Terry Bradshaw he was a co-host of “The NFL Today”, which only increased his net worth, and also covered Major League Baseball(MLB), college football, and the Daytona 500 in 1999. Greg served as a prime-time anchor of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, and as a co-anchor of the 1992 Winter Olympics from Albertville, France, adding further to his net worth.In 1994, CBS lost the rights to cover the NFL and MLB, so Gumbel moved to NBC where he hosted the coverage of the 1994 MLB All-Star Game. He also did play-by-play for the MLB and NBA in 1995, hosted the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, the 1995 World Championships of Figure Skating, and as the studio host for “The NFL on NBC”. After the Super Bowl XXXII in 1998, Gumbel left NBC to move back to CBS. He first served as studio host for the network’s coverage of college basketball and is still doing that in 2016, with his net worth still rising too!

The CBS bought back the rights for NFL package, so Gumbel joined the broadcasting team and covered Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVIII while was working on the NFL from 1998 to 2003. After the end of the 2005 season, James Brown took over as the new studio host, so Gumbel went back to the broadcast booth, which added a substantial amount to his net worth. Most recently, Gumbel has served as the #2 play-by-play man in 2015-2016 NFL season, as he replaced Dick Enberg.

Regarding his personal life, Greg Gumbel has been married to Marcy since 1973, and they have a daughter. They currently live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Greg Gumbel
  • Net Worth: $16 Million
  • Date Of Birth: May 3, 1946
  • Place Of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Profession: Sportscaster
  • Education: Loras College
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Marcy Gumbel
  • Children: Michelle Gumbel
  • Parents: Richard Dunbar Gumbel, Rhea Alice Gumbel
  • Siblings: Bryant Gumbel, Renee Gumbel-Farrahi, Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0347911/
  • Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/greg-gumbel-mn0001568070/credits
  • Nominations: Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-By-Play, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host
  • TV Shows: Major League Baseball on CBS, The NFL Today

Facts

  • CBS Sportscaster [March 2002]
  • Has one daughter, Michelle
  • Over the air TV play-by-play announcer for the Philadelphia 76ers in 1991-1992.
  • Graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa in 1967.
  • Gumbel switched networks in 1993 from CBS to NBC and back to CBS in 1998 when NBC lost NFL football.
  • The first black play-by-play announcer at a Super Bowl (January 2001)
  • Older brother of Bryant Gumbel.

Filmography

Actor
Title Year Status Character
Cosby 1999 TV Series Greg Gumbel
3rd Rock from the Sun 1998 TV Series Greg Gumbel
1997 NBA Western Conference Finals 1997 TV Series
Self
Title Year Status Character
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker 2005 TV Series Himself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Super Bowl XXXVIII 2004 TV Special Himself – Play-by-Play Announcer
2001 AFC Championship Game 2002 TV Special Himself – Play-by-Play Announcer
Yes, Dear 2001 TV Series Himself
Super Bowl XXXV 2001 TV Movie Himself – Play-by-Play Announcer
Nickelodeon GAS Sideline Heroes of the NFL 2000 TV Movie Himself – Host
1999 AFC Championship Game 2000 TV Movie Himself – Play-by-Play Announcer
Hollywood Squares 1999 TV Series Himself
1998 AFC Championship Game 1999 TV Movie Himself – Play-by-Play Announcer
Buddy Faro 1998 TV Series Himself
Jeopardy! 1998 TV Series Himself – Celebrity Contestant
1997 AFC Championship Game 1998 TV Movie Himself – Studio Host / Trophy Presentation
The Chris Rock Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern 1997 TV Series Himself
1996 AFC Championship Game 1997 TV Special Himself – Studio Host / Trophy Presentation
1995 AFC Championship Game 1996 TV Movie Himself – Studio Host / Trophy Presentation
1995 National League Championship Series 1995 TV Series Himself – Play-by-Play Announcer
1994 AFC Championship Game 1995 TV Movie Himself – Studio Host / Trophy Presentation
1994 Winter Olympics Highlights Video 1994 Video Himself – Host
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1994 TV Series Himself
1994 MLB All-Star Game 1994 TV Special Himself – Pregame Host
The 1994 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Competition Highlights Video 1994 Video Himself
Lillehammer 1994: XVII Olympic Winter Games 1994 TV Series Himself
1993 NFC Championship Game 1994 TV Special Himself – Studio Host
1993 American League Championship Series 1993 TV Mini-Series Himself – Play-by-Play Announcer
1992 NFC Championship Game 1993 TV Special Himself – Studio Host
Evening Shade 1992 TV Series Himself
Albertville 1992: XVI Olympic Winter Games 1992 TV Series Himself
1991 NFC Championship Game 1992 TV Movie Himself – Studio Host
1990 NFC Championship Game 1991 TV Movie Himself – Studio Host
1990 MLB All-Star Game 1990 TV Special Himself – Pregame Host
The NFL on CBS 1988 TV Series Himself – Play-by-Play Announcer
CBS This Morning 1987 TV Series Himself – Sportscaster (1989-1993)
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1985-1987 TV Series Himself – Co-Host
Jets Journal 1987 TV Series Himself – Host
Sports Forum 1987 TV Series Himself – Host
The NFL on NBC 1965 TV Series Himself – Announcer
The Summer Sports Spectacular 1960 TV Series Host
Inside the NFL 2015 TV Series Himself – Host
NCAA College Basketball: Michigan State at Michigan 2014 TV Movie Himself – Host
The Best Man Holiday 2013 Himself
The NFL Today 2005-2013 TV Series Himself – Host / Himself – Announcer
CBS Sports Spectacular: March Madness Fandemonium 2013 TV Movie Himself – Host
CBS Cares 2006 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself