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Greg Gumbel is an American sportscaster who has many decades of experience in his field. Across almost 40 years in the busy world of sports broadcasting, Gumbel has become one of the most outstanding and best-known announcers in sports television.

Let’s have an insight into the life of one of the best announcers in sports, Greg Gumbel.

Greg Gumbel’s Personal Life

Apart from Greg Gumbel’s fabulous career as a reporter, he is quite stable in terms of keeping his personal life away from the limelight of media. But still, we’ve gathered some significant details regarding Greg’s life. Read below to find out.

Current Relationship and Past Relationship

Greg Gumbel is a married man. He’s been married to Marcy Kaszynski since 1973. Additionally, the husband and wife are blessed with a daughter, Michelle Gumbel. Currently, Greg and his family reside in Fort Lauderdale.

Speaking of Greg’s previous relations, he has never been linked with any woman apart from his beautiful wife, Marcy.

Greg is a true gentleman and loves his wife a lot. In fact, to be in such a long-term marital relationship for forty-four years is almost a miracle these days. With lots of divorce making rounds, it takes a considerable amount of commitment and understanding to sustain the relationship for such long.


Talking of Greg Gumbel’s family, his parents were Rhea LeCesne and Richard Dunbar Gumbel. His father was a Judge and his mother a city clerk.

Greg’s nationality is American, and his ethnicity is Louisiana Creole (African and French). Additionally, he is the brother of Bryant Gumbel, Renee Gumbel-Farrahi and Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas.


For Greg’s academics, he is a graduate of Loras College and has earned a bachelor’s degree in English. 

Known For?

Born May 3, 1946, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Greg Gumbel is best known for his assignments for the CBS network, most notably the NFL (National Football League) and NCAA (National College Athletic Association) basketball.

Not to mention, he’s also known as the elder brother of famous American television journalist, Bryant Gumbel whose wedding with his wife, Hilary Gumbel created a lot of controversies.

Greg Gumbel’s Net Worth

There’s no doubt Greg Gumbel amassed immense wealth after serving as a sportscaster for almost 40 years. So, how much does he have?


The net worth of Greg Gumbel is $16 Million. Despite his age, Greg has never thought of retiring. In fact, he’s still enjoying his salary of $4 million, which he earns through news broadcasting.


Greg Gumbel began working as a sportscaster in 1973. Correspondingly, he has worked for CBS, ESPN, and MSG, among other networks, and became the first African-American to call a significant sports championship with his play-by-play of the Super Bowl in 2001.

YouTube: Introduction Reel – Greg Gumbel

The initial exposure of Greg Gumbel is through CBS, where he did the job as a part-time NFL announcer in 1988.

Following CBS‘s loss of the NFL and Major League Baseball broadcasting contracts, Gumbel moved to NBC though he eventually returned to CBS, where his first major assignment upon his return was to serve as studio host for the network’s coverage of college basketball.

Gumbel progressed to announcing for such other coverage as The NFL Today and even returning to the broadcast booth as the #2 play-by-play man.

As a host

Greg Gumbel has served as a host for remarkable coverage such as Major League Baseball, college football, and CBS’ coverage for the Daytona 500 in 1999. In fact, when asked about what his favorite part was while hosting, this is what he said:

My favorite part is: Who gets to play the big guys. There are some teams who are obviously just thrilled to be in the tournament and maybe they’re thrilled right until the point where they’ve got to play Villanova or they’ve got to play Duke or Kansas.

Greg Gumbel, not only speaks on Inside the NFL, but he also speaks for other games. The Keppler Speakers markets for Greg and for a single speech session with him, it costs around $20 thousand to $30 thousand.

His Brother’s Net Worth

Hilary’s husband Bryant Gumbel is, in fact, the first African-American to host a network morning show in 1981.

Bryant eventually gained a reputation as being one of the best in the business, interviewing presidents to world leaders to pop stars to many popular actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, Brad Pitt, among others.

Bryant, correspondingly, has been the host of Emmy-award-winning Real Sports on HBO since 1995, not to mention, the show has been described as “flat out TV’s best sports program.”

With all of his astonishing achievements, there’s no doubt Gumbel is loaded with a lot of fortunes. Oh yes, according to reports, his net worth is $25 Million and additionally, he gets $6 Million as a salary from his job.

Greg Gumbel’s Body Measurements

Greg Gumbel has a height of 5 feet 9 inches. Similarly, his weight is 80 kg and he has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Quick Facts: Greg Gumbel

  • Date of Birth: May 3, 1946
  • Place of Birth: New Orleans, Lousiana, U.S
  • Zodiac: Taurus
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Weight: 80 kg
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • College: Loras College

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