American sportscaster Greg Gumbel considers 1973 to be the most significant year of his life. He underwent a tremendous change in both his personal and professional life. He began working as an announcer for NBC, where he met his future wife, Marcy Gumbel. Since then, the New Orleans native has had a very successful career and marriage. Here’s a brief synopsis of Gumbel’s bio!
How old is Greg Gumbel?
The legendary television personality was born on May 3, 1946, as the oldest of the Gumbel brothers. That is, as of this writing, he is 75 years old. He is the first child of his judge father, Richard Gumbel, and mother, Rhea Alice LeCesne. Greg finished his high school career at De La Salle Institute. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Loras College in Dubuque.
Bryant Gumbel, Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas, and Renee Gumbel-Farrahi are his three siblings. The Gumbel brothers are both television personalities. Greg’s younger brother is well-known as the long-time anchor of NBC’s Today. Bryant hosted the television show for fifteen years. Bryant is also a cancer survivor. Greg is often referred to be a cancer survivor since his brother battled lung cancer and won.
Greg Gumbel’s Professional Career
Greg started his professional career as a sports broadcaster for NBC station WMAQ-TV in 1973. Before joining WMAQ-TV, he used to sell medical supplies in Detroit. He also hosted ESPN’s SportsCenter and commented on NBA games. Greg joined NBC Sports in 1994 and served as a commentator for numerous sports events televised on the network. His hiring at CBS in 1988 was yet another watershed moment in his career. Greg served as a lead broadcaster for the NFL on CBS from 1998 through 2003. In 2014, he took over as play-by-play announcer for the NFL on CBS, replacing Dick Enberg.
Greg has received three Emmy Awards for his outstanding services to CBS. He also participates in several charitable activities and was honored with the Pat Summerall Award in 2007. Greg apparently makes $4 million per year and has a net worth of about $16 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Greg and Marcy Gumbel’s Marriage
Greg, 75, is married to his longtime wife Marcy, born Marcella Kaszynski. Greg married his wife in 1973, the same year he began his media profession. On May 12, 1969, four years before the wedding, the couple welcomed their daughter Michelle Gumbel. Despite Greg’s enormous success in the sports sector, his daughter looked uninterested in sports.
Greg purchased his son tickets to the Georgetown-Notre Dame game in 1990. His daughter watched the game and told him how much she appreciated it. When Greg inquired whether she enjoyed the double-overtime game, Michelle said that she didn’t know about the second game. Michelle, however, was not as involved in gaming as her father. She is now a woman. Her birthday says that she is 52 years old. She is happily married.