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Encyclopedia > Greg Gumbel
Greg Gumbel
Born May 3, 1946 (age 60)
Flag of United States New Orleans, Louisiana
Occupation Sportscaster
Spouse Marcy
Parents Richard Dunbar Gumbel and Rhea Alice LeCesne
Children Michelle

Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946) is an American television sportscaster. He is best known for his various assignments on the CBS network (most notably, the National Football League and NCAA basketball). The brother of news personality 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. May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... // Final four redirects here. ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // The game of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. ... Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948), is an American television personality for news and sports programs. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Date January 28, 2001 Stadium Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ray Lewis, Linebacker Favorite Ravens by 3 National anthem Backstreet Boys Coin toss Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores, Bill Parcells Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC Attendance 71,921... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ... The term Louisiana Creole refers to people of any race or mixture thereof who are descended from settlers in colonial Louisiana before it became part of the USA in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase, or to the culture and Creole cuisine typical of these people. ...

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Early life

Gumbel was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the first child of parents Dunbar Gumbel and Rhea Alice LeCesne. Before becoming a broadcaster, Gumbel graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ... Loras College is a private four-year Catholic university located in Dubuque, Iowa, with a general attendance of approximately 1,800 students. ... Nickname: The Key City, City of Five Flags, Masterpiece on the Mississippi Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: Country United States State Iowa County Dubuque Incorporated 1833 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Roy D. Buol  - City manager Michael C. Van Milligen Area  - City 71. ...


First CBS stint

Gumbel's CBS career began with part-time work as an NFL announcer in 1988. Starting in 1989, Gumbel began announcing college basketball as well. He became host of The NFL Today (alongside Terry Bradshaw) for the 1990 to 1993 seasons. He also anchored CBS' coverage of Major League Baseball and college football. Besides his hosting duties, Gumbel provided play-by-play for the NBA and Major League and College World Series baseball. CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ... The NFL on CBS is the brand name of the CBS television networks coverage of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference games, produced by CBS Sports. ... The 1988 NFL season was the 69th regular season of the National Football League. ... See also: 1988 in sports, other events of 1989, 1990 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Darrell Waltrip won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rusty Wallace CART Racing - season championship won by Emerson Fittipaldi Indianapolis 500 - Emerson Fittipaldi Formula One Championship - Alain... The NFL Today is a TV show that precedes the American football program The NFL on CBS on CBS Sports. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... Major League Baseball on CBS is the name of the former TV show that televised Major League Baseball games on the American television network CBS (legally known as the Columbia Broadcasting System from 1928-1974). ... The NBA on CBS is a former TV show that televised National Basketball Association games on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) and was produced by CBS Sports. ... Major League Baseball on CBS is the name of the former TV show that televised Major League Baseball games on the American television network CBS (legally known as the Columbia Broadcasting System from 1928-1974). ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ...


Other CBS assignments

Other assignments that Gumbel has had for CBS include working as the prime time anchor for the 1994 Winter Olympic Games from Lillehammer, Norway, co-anchor for the weekday morning broadcasts of the 1992 Winter Olympics from Albertville, France, play-by-play man for the 1993 American League Championship Series (alongside Jim Kaat) and host of CBS' coverage for the Daytona 500. Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... Lillehammer is a town and municipality in the county of Oppland, Norway. ... The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1992 in Albertville, France. ... Categories: France geography stubs | Host cities of the Winter Olympic Games | Cities, towns and villages in France ... The 1993 American League Championship Series was played between the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox from October 5 to October 12, 1993. ... Pitcher Jim Kaat James Lee Kaat (born November 7, 1938 in Zeeland, Michigan), nicknamed Kitty, is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators (I)/Minnesota Twins (1959-1973), Chicago White Sox (1973-1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976-1979), New York Yankees (1979-1980), and St. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ...


NBC Sports

Gumbel moved to NBC in 1994 following CBS' losses of the NFL and Major League Baseball. While at NBC, Gumbel hosted NBC's coverage of the 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He also did play-by-play for the 1995 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. NBC Sports logo NBC Sports is a division of NBC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... // February 20 — In Boston, Massachusetts, Irelands 41-year-old Eamonn Coghlan becomes the first man over the age of forty to run a sub-four minute mile when he clocked 3min. ... A NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years... The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... The 1995 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 1995 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Saturday, October 7, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... The 1995 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 1995 National League playoffs, matched the Eastern Division champion Atlanta Braves against the Central Division champion Cincinatti Reds. ... Joseph Leonard Morgan (born September 19, 1943 in Bonham, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman, considered by many to be among the greatest to have played the position. ... The NBA on NBC was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) from 1990 to 2002. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, United States. ... Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL, A-Town Location in Fulton and DeKalb Counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. ... The NFL on NBC was the brand given to NBC Sports coverage of National Football League games until 1998, when NBC lost the NFL American Football Conference rights to CBS. NFL coverage will return to NBC for the 2006 season under the title NBC Sunday Night Football [1]. // Background The...


Current CBS career

When CBS regained coverage of the NFL in 1998, Gumbel moved back to CBS. Gumbel was The NFL on CBS' lead announcer between 1998 and 2003, calling two Super Bowls (alongside Phil Simms). 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. 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. He currently serves as a play-by-play announcer for The NFL on CBS alongside Dan Dierdorf. This is a list of television-related events in 1998. ... The NFL on CBS is the brand name of the CBS television networks coverage of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference games, produced by CBS Sports. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Phillip Martin Simms (born November 3, 1955, in Lebanon, Kentucky) is a former quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League and currently a television sportscaster for the CBS network. ... The 2004 NFL season was the 85th regular season of the National Football League. ... Jim Nantz (born May 17, 1959 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American sportscaster. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... The NFL Today is a TV show that precedes the American football program The NFL on CBS on CBS Sports. ... James Brown James Brown (born February 25, 1951), commonly called J.B., is a TV personality known for being the host of the Fox networks NFL pregame show FOX NFL Sunday. ... Daniel Lee Dierdorf (b. ...


Besides the NFL, Gumbel's other primary work for CBS is as host for the NCAA men's basketball tournament coverage. He has held this position since he moved back to CBS. // Final four redirects here. ...


Gumbel is the second man to serve as both host and play-by-play announcer for Super Bowls (the first was Al Michaels). He hosted Super Bowls XXVI, XXX and XXXII before calling Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVIII. Jim Nantz will become the third man to do so after he calls Super Bowl XLI for CBS. Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... Date January 26, 1992 Stadium Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota MVP Mark Rypien, Quarterback Favorite Redskins by 7 National anthem Harry Connick, Jr. ... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network... Date January 25, 1998 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Terrell Davis, Running back Favorite Packers by 11 1/2 National anthem Jewel Coin toss Joe Gibbs, Doug Williams, Eddie Robinson Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Tops Attendance 68... Date January 28, 2001 Stadium Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ray Lewis, Linebacker Favorite Ravens by 3 National anthem Backstreet Boys Coin toss Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores, Bill Parcells Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC Attendance 71,921... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 7, over/under line 49. ...


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." The NFL Today is a TV show that precedes the American football program The NFL on CBS on CBS Sports. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Shannon Sharpe (born June 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former AFC tight end and wide receiver who played 12 of his 14 seasons with the Denver Broncos in the NFL. Sharpe is known most for his creative commentary and trash talking as well as for being the premier... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Personal

Gumbel resides in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area. Greg, his wife Marcy, and their married daughter Michelle, all reside in the Ft. Lauderdale area. Fort Lauderdale, known as the Venice of America, is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ...


Trivia

  • Often Mistaken for Dan Marino
  • Gumbel has gone on record as saying he thinks the ill-fated American football league (backed by NBC and World Wrestling Entertainment) the XFL was quite possibly the worst idea that he'd ever heard relating to sports. Gumbel said this on ESPN25's program about the biggest flops in the first 25 years of ESPN's existence. The XFL was No. 2 behind Ryan Leaf, quarterback of the San Diego Chargers.

NBC (an acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The XFL was a professional American football league that played for one season in 2001. ... On September 7, 2004, ESPN celebrated its 25th anniversary. ... ESPN (which formerly stood for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Ryan David Leaf (born May 15, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played for the San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks from 1998 to 2002 in the National Football League. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960...

References

  1. CBS Sports Team - CBS SportsLine.com
  2. Issue 44 -- Television Sportscasters (African-American)
  3. Greg Gumbel at the Internet Movie Database
Preceded by
Brent Musburger
The NFL Today host
1990-1993
Succeeded by
Jim Nantz
Preceded by
Jim Nantz
The NFL Today host
2004-2005
Succeeded by
James Brown
Preceded by
Tim McCarver and Paula Zahn
American television prime time anchor, Winter Olympic Games
1994
Succeeded by
Jim Nantz

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