American sportscaster Greg Gumbel regards 1973 as the most important year in his life, and understandably so.

He had a significant turnaround in both his personal life and career. He started working as an announcer for NBC and met his future wife, Marcy Gumbel.

Since then, the New Orleans native has been pretty successful in his career and marriage.

Read the full article to know about the New New Orleans native bio, family with wife, cancer battle, height, age & net worth.

What is Gred Gumbel doing Now?

On 15 March 2023, the veteran sportscaster signed a contract extension deal with CBS Sports with clauses that removed him from his responsibilities as a play-by-play broadcaster for the NFL on CBS that he had been executing since 1990.

Also in the same month, days before the contract signing, he faced widespread criticism for his comments related to the capital murder charges facing former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles and his friend Michael Lynn Davis. 

According to Tuscaloosanews, investigators believed that it was Davis who fired the gun while Miles provided the former with the gin.

Gumbel wasn't content because of the lack of indictment for Crimson Tide star forward Brandon Miller, who drove the gun used in the killing of Jamea Jonae Harris on January 14, according to a police officer testimony.

According to SI, Gumbel had said, They [Alabama] sidestepped a situation involving criminal activity in which Brandon Miller was associated. He was not charged. They are here as the No. 1 overall seed.”

From 1990 to 1993, he worked as a host of NFL Today and also covered MLB, NBA, and Winter Olympics before joining NBC in 1994 to cover the famed sports after CBS lost his legal rights.   

In the year 1998, he started hosting and announcing NFL events again for CBS. 

Till 2003, he then functioned as the CBS' top play-by-play announcer, alongside Phil Simms, and returned to the studio to fulfill hosting responsibilities.

In 2006, he was assigned to call games of both NFL and college-level basketball. 

According to the contract, his only duties for the network would be to continue hosting college-level NCCA basketball. He currently hosts the NCAA men's basketball tournament studio show for CBS. He has marked his 25th year of hosting the March Madness show as of now.

Who is Greg Gumbel's Wife Marcy Gumbel?

Greg, age 77, is in an enduring marriage with his longtime wife Marcy, birth name Marcella Kaszynski.

Since both Greg and his wife Marcy maintain a high level of privacy, it is not known who her parents are and what upbringing and education she received. Both of them are inactive on social media.

Greg and his wife tied the knot in 1973, the year he started his journalism career.

Four years before the wedding, the pair welcomed their daughter Michelle Gumbel on 12 May 1969. 

Although Greg made immense success in the sports industry, his daughter seemed to have no interest in sports.

In 1990, Greg got some tickets to Georgetown-Notre Dame game for his kid. His daughter watched the game and let him know she enjoyed the match.

But when Greg asked if she liked the double-overtime game, Michelle replied she did not know about the second game. 

Needless to say, Michelle wasn't as invested in games as her dad. She has now grown up to be a lady. Her birthdate suggests that her age is 54. 

Like her parents, she is living a happily married life.

How Old Is Greg Gumbel?

The veteran television personality was born on May 3, 1946, as the eldest of the Gumbel brothers. That is to say, his age is 75 as of this time of writing.

Gumbel is three years older than his wife Marcy. She was born on 3 April 1949 to a middle-class family. She is a former business manager. 

He is the first child of his judge father, Richard Gumbel, and mother, Rhea Alice LeCesne.


Greg attended De La Salle Institute and pursued his high school education. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Loras College in Dubuque. 

He has three siblings: brother Bryant Gumbel and sisters Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas and Renee Gumbel-Farrahi.

Both the Gumbel brothers are television personalities. Greg's younger brother is famous as the longtime host of NBC's Today. Bryant hosted the television program for fifteen long years. 

Bryant is also a lung cancer survivor. Greg is often professed as a cancer victim because his brother had lung cancer and won a battle against it after a successful surgery to remove a malignant tumor.  

What is Greg Gumbel's Height & Net Worth?

Gumbel has an estimated net worth of $16 million, according to Celebritynetworth.

He stands at the height of 5 feet and 5 inches.

Greg Gumbel's Professional Journey

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 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.

His appointment at CBS in 1988 was another milestone in his career. Greg worked as a lead announcer for NFL on CBS from 1998 to 2003.

In 2014, he replaced Dick Enberg as a play-by-play man in the NFL, broadcasted on CBS.

Greg has won three Emmy awards for his remarkable contributions to CBS.

He also takes part in many charity works and is the honorable recipient of the 2007 Pat Summerall Award.

Greg reportedly earns a massive salary of $4 million per year and has a net worth of about $16 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.