Greg Gumbel is a television sportscaster from the USA. He is famous for his multiple CBS Sports duties, most notably, the National Football League (NFL) and NCAA basketball.

His exceptional work in the busy world of sports broadcasting has made his face, name, and voice as friendly as any industry.

Quick Info
Full NameGreg Gumbel
Date Of BirthMay 3, 1946
Birth PlaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.,
Age75 years old
Parent(s)Richard Dunbar and Rhea Alice Gumbel
OccupationSports Commentator
Currently Working AtCBS
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight72 kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Zodiac SignTaurus
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMarcy Gumbel
ChildrenMichelle Gumbel
Social MediaTwitter
Net Worth$16 Million

Greg Gumbel Early Life

On May 3, 1946, Greg was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., to Richard Dunbar and Rhea Alice Gumbel. He is presently 75 years old, and his birth sign is Taurus.

His physical appearance is currently unavailable, but he seems to be around 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 72 kg.

Greg is the elder child of his parents and grew up with 3 siblings: a brother Bryant Gumbel and two sisters Renee Gumbel-Farrahi, and Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas.

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His father was a judge, and his mother’s occupation is unknown. Sadly, he lost his father to a heart attack at 52.

Greg spent his childhood on Chicago’s South Side, where he attended De La Salle Institute for his high school education.

Following finishing school in 1963, he went to Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and graduated with a B.A. degree in English. He also played baseball while he was in college.

Greg Gumbel Career


His brother, Bryant, informed him about an audition for a sports announcer at NBC-owned and operated station WMAQ-TV in Chicago in 1973.

At that time, Bryant was serving as a television sportscaster at KNBC in Los Angeles, and Greg was a hospital supplies seller in Detroit.

He then went to give an audition and eventually got selected. Thus, Greg returned to the city where he grew up and spent seven years working at WMAQ-TV.

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He left WMAQ-TV in 1981, and before his CBS career began, he worked for ESPN’s SportsCenter, MSG, and WFAN. Then, in 1989, he joined CBS as a play-by-play broadcaster and was there working until 1994.

NBC Sports

The same year Greg left CBS, he moved to NBC Sports, where he hosted the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and Super Bowl XXXII (San Diego) in 1998.

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Return to CBS (Current Career)

In 1998, the sportscaster returned to CBS and hosted NFL. Greg made history by becoming the first black play-by-play announcer of a major sports championship broadcasting the Super Bowl XXXV on the CBS network in 2001.

Greg also hosted Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston in 2004 and worked in the #3 team with Trent Green from 2014 to 2019.

Greg Gumbel Personal Life

In terms of his personal life, Greg was married to Marcy Gumbel in 1973, and, together with his wife, he has a daughter Michelle.

They all currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Apart from his work, he may also be busy teaching Michelle about life and supporting her career as a proud father.

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Greg Gumbel’s Net Worth

According to Wealthy Gorilla, his estimated net worth is about $16 million. However, his precise income and net worth are unavailable right now.

On the other hand, Greg has a great personality and is a talented sportscaster; as a result, he could earn near the estimated sum.

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Greg Gumbel Social Media

Currently, Greg Gumbel is available on Twitter only, where he goes by @cbsgreggumbel and has 0 followings and 367 followers.

Perhaps, he is busy using other common social media, such as Facebook and Instagram but under a different username. However, for now, follow him on Twitter to see the tweets he makes and some other updates on his work.

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