Greg Gumbel is an American sportscaster known for CBS Sports who covers news mostly the National Football League and NCAA basketball. Gumbel is also popular for becoming the first African-American announcer to call play-by-play of the major sports championship in the US.
Greg Gumbel is Married to wife Marcy Gumbel
New Orleans, Louisiana native Greg Gumbel is happily married to his wife Marcy Gumbel with whom she walked down the aisle in 1973. The Greg-Marcy lovely duo has crossed 48 years of marriage. To today's date, neither of them has been involved in extramarital affairs or divorce rumors.
Greg's wife, Marcy, aka Marcella Kaszynski, lives a low profile life but has vigorously supported her husband in developing his career since their early days. Marcella worked as a business manager before completely shutting the world from her life to focus on her family. The Gumbel duo traveled many parts of the world before settling in Florida.
Further, Greg Gumbel has a daughter Michelle Gumbel with his wife, Marcy Gumbel. They welcomed their only baby on May 12, 1969, four years before their marriage. Michelle is not into sports like her father and stays away from the media attention.
Greg Gumbel's Net Worth Collection
The renowned television sportscaster Greg Gumbel has summoned a net worth of a whopping $16 million from his sportscasting career. He receives a payroll of $4 million. His multimillion-dollar wealth includes lavish houses and automobiles.
Television journalist and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel recommended his older brother Greg to take the position of sports announcer, which was available at Chicago TV station (WMAQ-TV).
Greg landed the job in 1973 and worked there for eleven years. His initial expose in the CBS network was a part-time NFL announcer in 1988. So followed by the loss of contract, he returned to CBS to serve as studio host for the network's coverage for the TFL Today.
Furthermore, Gumbel joined the broadcast booth as the second play-by-play man, opposite color commentator, and ex-football player Dan Dierdorf until Dan's retirement in the 2013-2014 NFL season. Besides, Gumbel has also worked for ESPN and MSG, among other networks.
Greg Gumbel - Quick Facts
- Greg Gumbel has three siblings Renee Gumbel-Farrahi, Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas, and Bryant Gumbel.
- Greg Gumbel is the first child of Richard Dunbar Gumbel and Rhea Alice Gumbel.
- Greg grew up in a Catholic family in Chicago's South Side.
- Greg holds a Bachelor's degree in English literature from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.
- He has won 4 Daytime Emmy Awards, and Image Awards, and Sports Emmy Awards.
- Before becoming a broadcaster, he attended de La Salle Institute.
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