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Greg Gumbel

Sportscaster
Male
Born May 3, 1946
Age 70
Hometown New Orleans, Loui...
Alma Mater Loras College

Greg Gumbel is an American television sportscaster. He is best known for his various assignments on the CBS network. The older brother of news and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel, he became the first African American announcer to call play-by-play of a major sports championship in the United States when he announced Super Bowl XXXV for the CBS network in 2001. He is of Creole ancestry.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1946 Birth Born on May 3, 1946.

TWENTIES

1973 27 Years Old In 1973, Greg's brother Bryant Gumbel informed him that a Chicago TV station (WMAQ-TV) was auditioning for a sports announcer. … Read More

FORTIES

1988 42 Years Old Gumbel's CBS career began with part-time work as an NFL announcer in 1988.
1989 43 Years Old Also in 1989, Gumbel began announcing college basketball as well.
1990 44 Years Old He became host of The NFL Today (alongside Terry Bradshaw) for the 1990 to 1993 seasons. … Read More
1993 47 Years Old Besides his hosting duties, Gumbel provided play-by-play for the NBA, Major League Baseball including the 1993 American League Championship Series (alongside Jim Kaat), and College World Series baseball.
He 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.

FIFTIES

1996 - 1998 2 More Events
2001 55 Years Old …  The brother of news and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel, he became the first African American announcer to call play-by-play of a major sports championship in the United States when he announced Super Bowl XXXV for the CBS network in 2001. … Read More
2004 58 Years Old For the 2004 NFL season, Gumbel traded positions with Jim Nantz as host of The NFL Today while Nantz would take over as lead announcer.
2005 59 Years Old At the end of the 2005 NFL season, Gumbel was replaced as studio host of the The NFL Today pre-game show by James Brown. … Read More
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