Bryant Gumbel is an American Correspondent and sports news presenter who is best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC's The Today Show.
Bryant Gumbel was born on September 29, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Bryant Charles Gumbel.
He was born in New Orleans and grew there only. He grew up with his family members. He has a brother named Greg Gumbel. They both grew up with proper care and with their parents love.
He studied and was graduated from De La Salle Institute in Chicago, IL., while growing up on the South Side of the city. In 1970 he graduated from Bates College.
He is the son of his mother Rhea Alice who was a city clerk and his father Richard Dunbar Gumbel who was a judge.
He is the father of two children from his first wife. But their names are not revealed to the media.
Career Life and Jobs
In 1972, Gumbel began his television career as sportscaster for KNBC-TV out of Los Angeles. Before starting at television, he has worked as a sales rep for a paper-bag manufacturer. He has also served as a board member for United Negro College Fund and for the United Way. He had appeared as himself in “The Puffy Shirt” episode of Seinfeld. In 1975, he was hired as a co-host by NBC Sports for its National Football League pre game show grand stand with Jack Buck. Gumbel hosted numerous sporting events for NBC including Major League Baseball, college basketball and the National Football League until January 1982. After that, gumbel began to affiliate with Today as the program’s chief sports reporter contributing twice-weekly features to the program also including a regular series entitled “Sportsman of the Week” which featured upcoming athletes. He worked with Today Show for 15 years from 1982 to 1997. While working on the Today Show, he has earned many Emmy Award for his interviews and has also earned huge group of fans. He is now the second longest service co-host of Today. He has served only 2 months less than Couric. Gumbel returned to NBC for hosting the prime time coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games from Seoul, South Korea and also co-anchored NBC’s coverage of the 1992 presidential election. Addition to that, Gumbel was presented with the annual award that recognizes an individual for making an outstanding contribution toward promoting diversity in the entertainment/telecommunications industry by the National Association of Minorities in Cable (NAMIC) in September 1996. After working 15 years for the Today Show, Bryant moved to CBS for hosting his own new prime time program called “Publec Eye wth Bryant Gumbel”. The show lasted just one season and it was cancelled. In November 1, 1999, he joined as a co-host of the network’s morning show “The Early Show”. Gumbel left both Early Show and CBS in May 2002. Gumbel has also co-hosted the “Flashpoints” on PBS. It is a quarterly public affairs series that zeroed in on national issues. In addition to his work with HBO, he has received four Emmy Awards and three NAACP Image Awards. Gumbel has made a cameo appearance in a film “The Weather Man” directed by Gore Verbinski along with Nicolas Cage and Michael Caine. In the film, he co-hosts a morning show entitled Hello America. Gumbel has also made a cameo appearance on the NBC sitcom “Seinfeld” during which he interviewed Jerry Seinfeld in the Today Show while Jerry was wearing the puffy pirate shirt. Gumbel has concentrated most of his energy on his duties as host of HBO’s acclaimed investigation series Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel which he has been hosting since 1995.
Husband/Wife, Marriage and Divorce
He was first married to June Carlyn Baranco on 1 December 1973. They got divorced on 21 August 2001 due to his second wife Hilary Quinlan whom he married on 24 August 2002. He left his first wife to be with his second wife.
Height, weight and age
She has a great height and well maintained weight. He stands five feet and eight inches tall. His weight is not revealed. He is currently 65 years old.
Nationality, Ethnicity, religion
He is of American nationality and he is of white ethnicity. As his religion he is an Christian.
Net Worth, Salary and income
Bryant Gumbel is an American television and sports news journalist and his net worth is $18 million dollars. He has earned all his net worth from his hard work.
Awards and Achievement
He has been awarded with many awards during his life time and they are
4 Emmy Awards (Likely for his play-by-play on the NFL Network)
Frederick D. Patterson Award from the United Negro College Fund
Martin Luther King Award from the Congress of Racial Equality
Three NAACP Image Awards[
Edward R. Murrow Award for Outstanding Foreign Affairs work from the Overseas Press Club, September 1984
Edward Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting
Peabody Award for his reporting in Vietnam
International Journalism Award from Trans Africa
Africa's Future Award from the U.S. Committee for UNICEF
Leadership Award from the African-American Institute
Best Morning TV News Interviewer, the Washington Journalism Review, 1986
National Association of Black Journalists, Journalist of the Year Award, 1993
Trumpet Award of the Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for outstanding broadcast journalism for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO), December 2005
Quotes, Gossip and Rumor News
There are no rumors and gossips about him as he has a clean image in the society.