Understandably, American sportscaster Greg Gumbel considers 1973 to be the most important year of his life.
He experienced a significant change in both his personal and professional life. He began working for NBC as an announcer and met his future wife, Marcy Gumbel.
Since then, the New Orleans native has had a prosperous career and marriage. Here’s a quick summary of Gumbel’s biography!
Greg Gumbel Age
On May 3, 1946, the veteran television personality was born as the eldest of the Gumbel brothers. That is, he is 75 years old as of this writing.
His judge father, Richard Gumbel, and mother, Rhea Alice LeCesne, are his parents.
Greg completed his high school education at De La Salle Institute. Loras College in Dubuque awarded him a bachelor’s degree in English.
He has three siblings: Bryant Gumbel, Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas, and Renee Gumbel-Farrahi.
Both Gumbel brothers are well-known television personalities. Greg’s younger brother is well-known as the long-running host of NBC’s Today. Bryant was the television show’s host for fifteen years.
Bryant has also overcome cancer. Greg is frequently described as a cancer survivor because his brother battled lung cancer and won.
The Professional Career of Greg Gumbel
Greg began his professional career in 1973 as a sports announcer for NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV.
Before joining WMAQ-TV, he sold hospital supplies in Detroit. He also hosted ESPN’s SportsCenter and commentated on NBA games.
Greg joined NBC Sports in 1994 as a commentator for various sporting events broadcast on the network.
His appointment at CBS in 1988 was another watershed moment in his career. From 1998 to 2003, Greg was the lead announcer for the NFL on CBS.
In 2014, he took over as the NFL’s play-by-play announcer for CBS, replacing Dick Enberg.
Greg has three Emmys to his name for his outstanding contributions to CBS.
He also volunteers for numerous charities and was honored with the Pat Summerall Award in 2007.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Greg earns a whopping $4 million per year and has a net worth of around $16 million.
- Date of BirthMay 03, 1946
- Age76 Years, 8 Months
- Birth NameBryant Charles Gumbel
- Relationship StatusMarried
- Wife/SpouseMarcy Gumbel (M. 1973)
- Salary$4 Million
- Net Worth$16 Million
- FatherRichard Gumbel
- MotherRhea Alice LeCesne
- Sister/sRhonda Gumbel-Thomas, Renee Gumbel-Farrahi
- Brother/sBryant Gumbel
- High SchoolDe La Salle Institute
- CollegeLoras College in Dubuque
- Height/ How Tall?N/A
- Hair ColorBlack
- Eye ColorBlack
- Daughter/sMichelle Gumble
Greg Gumbel and Marcy Gumbel’s Marriage
Greg, 75, is married to his longtime wife Marcy, whose birth name is Marcella Kaszynski.
Greg and his wife married in 1973, the same year he began his journalism career.
On May 12, 1969, four years before their wedding, the couple welcomed their daughter Michelle Gumbel.
Despite Greg’s enormous success in the sports industry, his daughter appeared to be uninterested in sports.
Greg bought his son tickets to the Georgetown-Notre Dame game in 1990. His daughter watched the game and told him she enjoyed it.
When Greg asked if she enjoyed the double-overtime game, Michelle replied that she was unaware of the second game.
Michelle, understandably, was not as invested in games as her father. She has matured into a lady. Her birthdate indicates that she is 52 years old.
She, like her parents, is a happily married woman.
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