Greg Gumbel

  • Emmy Award-Winning Sportscaster

Considered one of the best hosts in sports television, Greg Gumbel’s standout work in the busy world of sports broadcasting has made his face, name and voice as familiar as any in the industry.

 
  

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Drawing upon nearly three decades of broadcasting experience, Greg Gumbel shares stories and humorous anecdotes that illustrate his point about what it takes to be the best. ...

Drawing upon nearly three decades of broadcasting experience, Greg Gumbel shares stories and humorous anecdotes that illustrate his point about what it takes to be the best.

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This is an entertaining, yet motivational speech offering personal stories and insights into the world of sports drawing from his nearly 40 years experience in the business. ...

This is an entertaining, yet motivational speech offering personal stories and insights into the world of sports drawing from his nearly 40 years experience in the business.

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Emmy Award-Winning Sportscaster

Greg Gumbel returned to CBS Sports in january 1998 as host and play-by-play announcer. Gumbel teamed for six seasons (1998- 2003) with analyst Phil Simms to form the CBS Television Networks lead NFL announce team. He called CBS's coverage of Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVIII, at the time making him the first and only network broadcaster to call play-by-play and host a Super Bowl. Gumbel then hosted THE NFL TODAY for two seasons (2004, 2005), before returning to the booth to team with Dan Dierdorf, which he has done since 2006. This year marked his 15th consecutive season as studio host of CBS Sports coverage of the NCAA Division I Mens Basketball. Gumbel, who along with Terry Bradshaw hosted the most popular NFL pre-game show in television history from 1990 to 1993 on CBS, returned as host of THE NFL TODAY with analysts Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe for the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Gumbel worked for CBS Sports from October 1989 through May 1994. He hosted THE NFL TODAY, the Network's NFL pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show (1990-1993,2004-2005), including Super Bowl XXVI (1992). He served as primetime anchor of CBS Sports coverage of the 1994 Olympic Winter Games and as co-anchor of the Networks weekday-morning broadcasts of the 1992 Olympic Winter Games. Gumbel also served as host of the Networks coverage of Speedweeks from Daytona International Speedway in 1999,as well as host/play-by-play announcer for the College World Series (2000-2002).

His other roles have included play-by-play announcer for regular-season and post-season Major League Baseball and host of college football broadcasts for CBS Sports. Gumbel had worked for NBC Sports (1994-1998) as a host and play-by-play announcer. He served as host of The NFL on NBC pre-game show and NBCs Super Bowl pre-game shows in 1996 and 1998. In addition, he served as host of the pre-game show for the 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and as a play-by play announcer on NBCs Baseball Night in America regular-season and post-season games. Gumbel also served as a play-by-play announcer for "The NBA on NBC." He was the host of the 1995 World Figure Skating Championships and of NBC's daytime coverage of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta. While at CBS, Gumbel also provided play-by-play for regular-season college basketball and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, NBA regular-season and playoff games and College World Series championship games. He worked for the Network on a part-time basis in September 1988 as a play by-play announcer for NFL games.