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CBS Reporter Greg Gumbel, A Family Man With Wife; Cancer Victim?

Date: 22 Oct, 2018

CBS Reporter Greg Gumbel, A Family Man With Wife; Cancer Victim?

American television sportscaster Greg Gumbel regards 1973 as the most important year in his life as he had a significant turnaround in both his personal life and career in the same year. Greg met his soul-mate and future would be wife Marcy Gumbel that year and also started his professional career as an announcer for NBC.

The New Orleans native rose to prominence covering the NFL and NCAA basketball in an American broadcast network CBS. Greg is the older brother of popular sportscaster Bryant Gumbel.

Greg Gumbel: CBS's Greg Gumbel presenting his perspective about NFL and future of football (Video: Published on Dec 9, 2017)

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Greg serves as a host for CBS's Men's College Basketball coverage and play-by-play broadcaster for the NFL alongside Trent Green. The veteran host is appreciated all over the world for his valuable contribution in the field of journalism. 

Here Is Greg Gumbel's Brief Bio(Age)

The Veteran television personality was born on 3rd May 1946 as a first child to a judge father, Richard Gumbel, and mother Rhea Alice LeCesne. Greg attended De La Salle Institute and pursued his high school education from there. He received Bachelor's degree in English from Loras College in Dubuque

He has three siblings namely Bryant Gumbel, Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas and Renee Gumbel-Farrahi. His brother Bryant is a cancer survivor who is also a television journalist and sportscaster.

Greg Gumbel: Greg Gumbel (left) with his sports broadcaster brother Bryant Gumbel sharing a photo together. (Photo: Pinterest)

Greg is often professed as a cancer victim because his brother had lungs cancer and won a battle against it. Talking about his personal life, Greg shares a marital relationship with his wife for more than four decades. 

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Greg Gumbel's Professional Journey: NBC, ESPN, CBS 

Greg began his professional venture as a sports announcer in NBC affiliated WMAQ-TV in 1973. He used to sell hospital supplies in Detroit before joining WMAQ-TV. He also anchored the ESPN’s SportsCenter and worked as a commentator in NBA games.

Greg joined NBC Sports in 1994 and worked as a commentator in various sports events broadcasted on the network.  The appointment in CBS in 1988 seemed to be a milestone in his career.

Greg worked as a lead announcer for NFL on CBS from 1998 to 2003 in the channel. Likewise, in 2014, he replaced Dick Enberg to be a play-by-play man in NFL, which is broadcasted in CBS.

Greg has won three Emmy awards for his remarkable contributions in CBS. Greg also participates in a lot of charity work as well as he is the honorable recipient of the 2007 Pat Summerall award. Greg reportedly earns the massive salary of $4 Million per year that increased his net worth of $16 million.

Greg Gumbel's Long-Lasting Marital Relationship

Greg, aged 72, tied the knot with now the 67 years old Marcy Kaszynski in 1973, the year in which he started his journalism career. His other significant half Marcy Gumbel and Greg absolutely adore each other as they have shared more than 40 years of marriage without any turmoil. 

Their love and support for each other have grown with time like old wine and they look like a match made in heaven.

They share a daughter together named Michelle Gumble, who was born on 12 May 1969, four years before their marriage. Michelle is a young woman now and she is living a happy married life of her own just like her mom and dad. 

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Though Greg was a professionally related to sports, his daughter did not grab the interest on sports activity. Back in 1990, Greg offered some tickets of Georgetown-Notre Dame game and asked his daughter how much she enjoyed the game. In reply, she said that she was unaware of the game. 

Well, the daughter is married now, and Greg and his brother, Bryant's family currently reside in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida.