18 Facts About Greg Gumbel


Greg Gumbel was born on May 3,1946 and is an American television sportscaster.

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Greg Gumbel is best known for his various assignments for CBS Sports.

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Greg Gumbel is currently a play-by-play broadcaster for the NFL on CBS as well as the studio host for CBS' men's college basketball coverage.

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Greg Gumbel was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the first child of parents Richard Greg Gumbel, a judge, and Rhea Alice LeCesne.

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Greg Gumbel has two sisters, Renee Gumbel-Farrahi and Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas.

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Greg Gumbel ultimately got the job, returned to Chicago and worked at WMAQ-TV for seven years.

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On MSG, Greg Gumbel served as a backup announcer for Marv Albert on New York Knicks broadcasts as well as providing coverage for college basketball.

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Greg Gumbel became host of The NFL Today for the 1990 to 1993 seasons.

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Greg Gumbel anchored CBS' coverage of Major League Baseball, college football, and, in 1999, CBS' coverage for the Daytona 500.

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Besides his hosting duties, Greg Gumbel provided play-by-play for the NBA, Major League Baseball including the 1993 American League Championship Series, and College World Series baseball.

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Greg Gumbel was the prime time anchor for the 1994 Winter Olympic Games from Lillehammer, Norway and co-anchor for the weekday morning broadcasts of the 1992 Winter Olympics from Albertville, France.

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Greg Gumbel moved to NBC in 1994 following CBS' losses of the NFL and Major League Baseball broadcasting contracts.

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Greg Gumbel did play-by-play for the 1995 Major League Baseball National League Division Series and National League Championship Series, did play-by-play for The NBA on NBC, hosted NBC's daytime coverage of the 1996 Summer Olympics from Atlanta, Georgia, hosted the 1995 World Championships of Figure Skating, and served as the studio host for The NFL on NBC.

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Greg Gumbel worked in a three-man booth with Green and Bruce Arians for the 2018 NFL season.

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Greg Gumbel then traded spots with Kevin Harlan in 2020, teaming with Rich Gannon.

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In 1999, Greg Gumbel refused to attend a NASCAR banquet honoring Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, on the basis that he disagreed with Thomas' positions on political issues.

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Greg Gumbel has regularly appeared on Howard Stern's radio show.

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Greg Gumbel is the third man to serve as both host and play-by-play announcer for Super Bowls.

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