Greg Gumbel
American sportscaster
Greg Gumbel
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.
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Your Week 3 NFL Announcing Schedule
Awful Announcing - over 3 years
Let the Brian Hoyer era in Cleveland begin! Broadcast maps available at The 506. Thursday, September 19 Kansas City Chiefs at Philadelphia Eagles [NFLN 8:25PM] Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock & Alex Flanagan Sunday, September 22 Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens [CBS 1PM] Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings [CBS 1PM] Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots San Diego Chargers at Tennessee Titans [CBS 1PM] Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts New York Giants at Carolina Panthers [FOX 1PM] Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick & Laura Okmin  Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals [FOX 1PM] Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Pam Oliver  St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys [FOX 1PM] Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa  Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots [FOX 1PM] Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch & Erin Andrews Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints [FOX 1PM] Sam Rosen, Heath Evans & Molly McGrath   Detroit Lions at ...
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Good audience for Broncos-Ravens opener; NFL media updates for 2013 season
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
NBC’s broadcast of the Peyton Manning show Thursday night from Denver drew 25.1 million viewers for the NFL season opener. That’s up from 23.9 million for Cowboys-Giants a year ago and the third-best total for the Thursday NFL openers, which date back to 2002. The broadcast, which was delayed by weather for more than a half-hour, drew a 14.9 Nielsen rating and 26 share, which matches the time-shifted rating on KPRC (Channel 2). With that, let’s take a look at assorted network lineups for the NFL season: CBS – In addition to the long-running “The NFL Today,” CBS goes full-bore into Sunday morning rhetoric on CBS Sports Network with “That Other Pregame Show,” which airs from 8 a.m. to noon. Not sure I’m crazy about the title (why slight your own product?), but there is much that escapes me about marketing strategy. Adam Schein will host with retired linebacker Bart Scott, former Raiders executive Amy Trask, Brandon Tierney of CBS Sports Radio, Allie LaForce and fantasy sports rep ...
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CBS Analyst Apologizes for Random Race Comment
The Hollywood Gossip - almost 4 years
Under fire from the Twitterverse and other TV analysts, Doug Gottlieb has issued an apology for his "white man" joke last night. The former Oklahama State point guard was discussing the NCAA Tournament with four African-American colleagues when he quipped that he's just around to bring the "white man's perspective to the set." The line didn't exactly go over well, as you can see in the following video: Doug Gottlieb White Man Joke At first defending the line as a "joke," Gottlieb was forced to be a bit contrite after criticism poured in, most pointedly from ESPN college football reporter Mark May, who Tweeted that Gottlieb should be "canned" and added: "That type of comment is ment (sic) for a bar not a national stage.Nice job Gottlieb I hope all the kids 12 and under didn't hear it!" Charles Barkley later interrupted CBS' coverage of the Sweet 16 to stand up for his embattled co-worker, telling viewers on air: "All those people on Twitter who are goin ...
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Ravens telecast a painful reminder of how bad CBS Sports can be
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Network's second-string unit is second rate in so many ways After nine months away from Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf, I forgot how maddening it was to watch the second-string unit from CBS Sports try to telecast a Ravens game.
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WFAN's 25th anniversary celebration
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
Mike Francesa is presnently hosting a 25th anniversary program for WFAN today up until 7 p.m. Many surprises are planned. The station will have a lineup of specialized programming and reunions throughout the weekend. The PR people at the station put out a release of 25 "fun" facts to commemorate the 25th anniversary. Here's that list: Did You Know?   Suzyn Waldman, the first voice heard on WFAN in 1987, still works for CBS RADIO New York, as Yankees announcer for sister station WCBS 880 Morning show co-host Craig Carton interned for WFAN in 1988 Morning show co-host Boomer Esiason was a frequent guest on WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog program Midday co-host Evan Roberts got his start in radio broadcasting doing updates on WFAN at the age of 10 Midday co-host Joe Benigno was a frequent caller to the station prior to being on-air and initially won a fan contest in 1994 to guest host a show on WFAN Afternoon host Mike Francesa worked for CBS Sports prior to joining WF ...
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March of Dimes Awards $250,000 Prize to Scientists Who Pioneered Advances in Skin Disorders
Brookline Patch - almost 5 years
Scientists honored in Boston include Brookline resident/Harvard MD BOSTON, MA, May 4, 2012 – This past Monday, April 30th, two researchers who once were student and teacher at Harvard Medical School were honored by the March of Dimes for their work that has created crucial advances in the treatment of skin cancers, severe burns and other skin diseases. Brookline resident Howard Green, MD, George Higginson Professor of Cell Biology, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, and his former postdoctoral fellow, Elaine Fuchs, PhD, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor, Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology & Development, Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, Rockefeller University, New York were honored on April 30th at a black-tie gala at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The gala was hosted by CBS sportscaster Greg Gumbel, an honorary member of the March of Dimes national Board of Trustees. Dr. Green and Dr. Fuchs also delivered the Seventeenth Annual March of Dimes Prize Lecture ...
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Five Things You Need to Know Today: May 3, 2012
Braintree Patch - almost 5 years
On this day in 1936, Joe DiMaggio made his MLB debut with the Yankees. Washington, DC was incorporated in 1802. Sports announcer Greg Gumbel was born (1946), along with folk singer Pete Seeger (1919) and former Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir (1898). In 2003, the Old Man of the Mountain, a famous rock in New Hampshire, collapsed. 1. The Conservation Commission meets at the downstairs Fetcher Hall at Town Hall this evening at 7 p.m. 2. The Braintree Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. at Emerald Hall. 3. Thayer Public Library hosts Open Scrabble Play at 6:30 p.m. on the lower level. 4. Tons of Braintree High School sports today! For a full schedule, go to http://www.highschoolsports.net/school/Braintree-High-School-Braintree-MA/All/All/All. 5. All Souls Church is hosting a Free Adult Yoga Circle at 6:30 p.m. and a Gay Men's Discussion Group at 7:30 p.m.
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Names: Celebrities out and about around Boston
Boston Globe - almost 5 years
CBS sportscaster Greg Gumbel was in town Monday to host a March of Dimes event at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.
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Perks Daily Deals - WEEI.com
Google News - over 5 years
What an unbelievable character person He wants to hear that -- Greg Gumbel. Greg on her personal hurt me tired I heard Greg Gumbel -- last night at Albany -- this season. Easily soon came in I was really happy he's a nice guy. We scared the common
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Welcome to Ford Field in Detroit - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Tonight's game will be called by Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Dan Dierdorf (analysis) and Lesley Visser (sideline). Cheffers gets the call. Tonight's referee is Carl Cheffers (No. 51 in your referee's program). Two Miami scouts on hand
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Q&A: CBS Sports Sales On Into the 2011 NFL Season - The Big Lead
Google News - over 5 years
The NFL on CBS play-by-play announcers and analysts include Greg Gumbel, Jim Nantz, Ian Eagle, Phil Simms, Solomon Wilcots, Dan Fouts, Randy Cross and Steve Beuerllein. John Bogusz, evp-sports sales for CBS Sports, spoke with Big Lead Sports about the
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Pats unlikely to see Vanden Bosch - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The game will be nationally televised on CBS with Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Dan Dierdorf (analysis) and Lesley Visser (sideline) getting the call. 4. This marks the first preseason game between the teams since 2000. That game was at the old Pontiac
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CBS Sports announces 2011 NFL announcer pairings - CBSSports.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Jim Nantz and Phil Simms take the spot as The NFL on CBS lead announcing team, as usual, followed immediately by Greg Gumbel, who teams again with Dan Dierdorf. Ian Eagle will be paired with Chargers great Dan Fouts in 2011, and new legend on the block
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Dickson flirts with TV exposure, $20k contract - The Tennessean
Google News - over 5 years
In 2009, popular sports anchor Greg Gumbel sued Encore Television Group of Deerfield Beach, Fla. for tricking him to appear in infomercials, according to an Associated Press report. The AP report said Gumbel thought he would be taping introductions for
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Dierdorf has entertained NFL fans for four decades - Canton Repository
Google News - over 5 years
Canton native and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf (right) with CBS Sports broadcast partner Greg Gumbel. By Jim Thomas That was Dan Dierdorf's introduction to football analysis on the air. And what a kick the Canton native has been on since
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Greg Gumbel
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 66
    Gumbel returned to the broadcast booth as the #2 play-by-play man, replacing Dick Enberg, alongside color man Dan Dierdorf until Dierdorf retired after the 2013–14 NFL season.
    More Details Hide Details Greg, his wife Marcy, brother Bryant, and Greg's married daughter Michelle all reside in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. In 1999, 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. He has regularly appeared on Howard Stern's radio show. Along similar lines, Gumbel said of Rush Limbaugh, "I find him someone whose words and opinions I can do without." Gumbel is the third man to serve as both host and play-by-play announcer for Super Bowls (the first two were Dick Enberg and Al Michaels respectively). He hosted Super Bowls XXVI, XXX, and XXXII before calling Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVIII. Jim Nantz became the fourth man to do so after he called Super Bowl XLI for CBS. During his tenure as the chief anchor of The NFL Today, he served alongside co-anchors Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe, and Boomer Esiason. The group was known to call him by his nickname "Gumby."
  • FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 58
    At the end of the 2005 NFL season, Gumbel was replaced as studio host of The NFL Today by James Brown.
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  • 2004
    Age 57
    For the 2004 NFL season, Gumbel traded positions with Jim Nantz as host of The NFL Today with Nantz taking over as lead announcer.
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  • 2001
    Age 54
    The older brother of news and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel, he became the first African-American (and Creole) 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.
    More Details Hide Details He is of Creole ancestry. Gumbel is currently the host of Inside the NFL (since 2014) on Showtime and NFL Network. He works alongside Boomer Esiason, Phil Simms, Ed Reed and Brandon Marshall on the program. Gumbel was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the first child of parents Richard Gumbel, a judge, and Rhea Alice LeCesne. As a young man, Gumbel grew up on Chicago's South Side, where he attended and graduated from De La Salle Institute. Before becoming a broadcaster, Gumbel graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa where he also played on the baseball team. He also has two sisters, Renee Gumbel-Farrahi and Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas.
  • 1998
    Age 51
    As CBS had just acquired the rights to NBC's previous NFL package, Gumbel joined the broadcast team as the lead announcer with fellow NBC alumnus Phil Simms as his color man. Gumbel was the lead announcer for the NFL on CBS between 1998 and 2003, calling Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVIII.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 49
    He also did play-by-play for the Major League Baseball National League Division Series and National League Championship Series (on both occasions, teaming with Joe Morgan), 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.
    More Details Hide Details Gumbel left NBC after the network broadcast of Super Bowl XXXII to return to CBS. His first major assignment was to serve as studio host for the network's coverage of college basketball, including the NCAA men's basketball tournament, something he continues to do to this day.
  • 1994
    Age 47
    While at NBC, Gumbel hosted NBC's coverage of the 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
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    Gumbel moved to NBC in 1994 following CBS' losses of the NFL and Major League Baseball broadcasting contracts (Gumbel's last on-air assignment for CBS was providing play-by-play for the College World Series).
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    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.
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  • 1993
    Age 46
    Besides his hosting duties, Gumbel provided play-by-play for the NBA (alongside Quinn Buckner), Major League Baseball including the 1993 American League Championship Series (alongside Jim Kaat), and College World Series baseball.
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  • 1990
    Age 43
    He became host of The NFL Today (alongside Terry Bradshaw) for the 1990 to 1993 seasons.
    More Details Hide Details He also anchored CBS' coverage of Major League Baseball, college football, and, in 1999, CBS' coverage for the Daytona 500.
  • 1989
    Age 42
    Also in 1989, Gumbel began announcing college basketball as well.
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  • 1988
    Age 41
    Gumbel's CBS career began with part-time work as an NFL announcer in 1988.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 26
    In 1973, Greg's brother Bryant Gumbel informed him that a Chicago TV station (WMAQ-TV) was auditioning for a sports announcer.
    More Details Hide Details At the time, Greg was selling hospital supplies in Detroit. He ultimately got the job and worked there for seven years. The sportscaster he replaced, Dennis Swanson, went on to become president of ABC Sports. Prior to his rising to prominence at CBS, Gumbel worked for MSG, ESPN, and WFAN radio in New York City. At ESPN, he anchored the show SportsCenter and did "play-by-play" for early NBA games. On MSG, Gumbel served as a backup announcer for Marv Albert on New York Knicks broadcasts as well as providing coverage for college basketball. When MSG signed a huge contract to broadcast New York Yankees games in 1989, Gumbel served as host of the pregame and postgame shows. In addition to his MSG duties, he was the host of the first radio morning show on radio station WFAN.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on May 3, 1946.
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