CBS Reporter Greg Gumbel's Bio: Family with Wife and Cancer Battle Explored
- Date of Birth May 03, 1946
- Age 76 Years, 0 Months
- Nationality American
- Birth Name Bryant Charles Gumbel
- Profession Sportscaster
- Relationship Status Married
- Wife/Spouse Marcy Gumbel (M. 1973)
- Salary $4 Million
- Net Worth $16 Million
- Ethnicity/Race Mixed
- Father Richard Gumbel
- Mother Rhea Alice LeCesne
- Siblings Yes
- Sister/s Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas, Renee Gumbel-Farrahi
- Brother/s Bryant Gumbel
- High School De La Salle Institute
- College Loras College in Dubuque
- Height/ How Tall? N/A
- Hair Color Black
- Eye Color Black
- Daughter/s Michelle Gumble
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. Here's a quick rundown on Gumbel's bio!
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.
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 cancer survivor. Greg is often professed as a cancer victim because his brother had lungs cancer and won a battle against it.
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.
The appointment in 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.
Greg Gumbel's Marriage with Marcy Gumbel
Greg, age 75, is in an enduring marriage with his longtime wife Marcy, birth name Marcella Kaszynski.
Greg and his wife tied the knot in 1973, the year he started his journalism career.
Four years before the wedding, the pair had welcomed their daughter Michelle Gumbel on May 12, 1969.
Although Greg made an 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 52.
Like her parents, she is living a happily married life.