Greg Gumbel Bio, CBS, Salary, Net Worth, Cancer, Wife, Family

By Staff Writer | Updated On: 28 Oct, 2018
Greg Gumbel Bio, CBS, Salary, Net Worth, Cancer, Wife, Family

Quick Information

Date of Birth May 03, 1946 Age 75 Years 1 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Sports Reporter
Marital Status Married Wife/Spouse Marcy Gumbel (m. 1973)
Divorced/Engaged Not Yet Gay/Lesbain No
Ethnicity African- American Net Worth $16 Million
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Children/Kids Michelle Gumbel
Height 5 Feet 9 Inches (175 cm) Education De La Salle Institute, Loras College
Siblings Bryant Gumbel, Renee Gumbel-Farrahi, Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas Parents Rhea Alice Gumbel (Mother), Richard Dunbar Gumbel (Father)

How do you think successful people earn respect and actually taste success? Well, they apparently do not grow and be successful overnight.

It is a long way through all the hardships and commitment. Greg Gumbel is one such person who as of today is well respected and looked up to by millions of his audience. He is a successful television sports journalist who has turned out to be a significant inspiration to others.

Greg's Short Bio:

Greg Gumbel currently aged 72 was born on 3 May 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the parents, Richard Gumbel and Rhea Alice LeCesne.

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He is the eldest siblings in his family and further has two sisters; Renne Gumbel Farrahi and Rhonda Gumbell Thomas and a brother; Bryant Gumbel. News revealed that his brother, Bryant was diagnosed with cancer in late 2009.

Greg Gumbel poses with his brother Byrant Gumbel on an event (

Unlike his flourishing career, Greg’s brother Bryant could not flourish that well when it came to his health issues. Well, back in 2009, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. As per CBS news on 16 November 2009, Greg delivered an unfortunate surprise to his audience.

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He stated he had a malignant tumor and had to undergo some serious medications. Greg also added he went through a surgery that removed the tumor out of his chest and part of his lungs were removed. But luckily, he was recovered and hopes now that the disease had ended.

For Greg's academics, he is a graduate of Loras College and has earned the bachelor’s degree in English. The CBS Sports Journalist has a relatively tall height of 5 feet and 8 inches and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Married to Marcy Gumbel!

Greg Gumbel is one of such media personality who does not quite enjoys the limelight and keeps his matter and details about his relations with himself.

However, being one triumph journalist, some brief information about his personal life has made it to the headlines. If you are one of the million followers and admirers of Greg and are keen to know about his personal life, you’re here to stay!

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Well, starting off with his relationship, Greg got married to Marcy Gumbel in 1973. To be in such a long-term relationship of forty-four years is not a joke in itself. It asks a considerable amount of commitment and understanding to sustain the relationship for such long. He and his wife indeed is an inspiration for many young couples in life.

The power couple Greg and Marcy were living a healthy happy life until they plan to double their joy by adding a new member to their family. And so, Marcy gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, named Michelle who enlightened and gave more meaning to their lives. Michelle, as of now, is a young woman who is happily married and enjoying her life with her better half.

Greg Gumbel's Career Plus Net Worth

Greg Gumbel started his career as a sports announcer in VMAQ-TV.  Prior to working there, he used to work as a hospital supplies seller.

One of his major work in CBS is hosting for The NFL Today and covering Major League Baseball. Moreover, Greg also worked as the prime time anchor for the 1994 Winter Olympics Games.

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After serving the channel for seven long years, he came across better opportunities and worked in news network for ESPN, WFAN, and NBC. Gumbel as of now is working as a sports newscaster like Matt Vasgersian in CBS and is one of the most successful and demanded media personalities.

Despite his age, Greg has never thought of retiring. Instead, he still has the same passion as a young broadcaster. He is enjoying his salary of $4 million and has a net worth of $16 million.