The CBS slogan “Welcome Home” has special meaning for sportscaster Greg Gumbel. A veteran of sports broadcasting for more than 25 years, Greg has returned to CBS as host and play-by-play announcer.
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Having worked with some of the greatest names in sports television – Terry Bradshaw, John Madden, Joe Morgan, Bill Walton, Mike Ditka, Cris Collinsworth and Joe Gibbs – Greg adds former NY Giants quarterback, Phil Simms, as they team as CBS’ lead NFL announce team. Additionally, Gumbel serves as CBS’ host for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and the Final Four.
It marks his second tour of duty at CBS. Gumbel was there from October 1989 through May 1994. He hosted the Emmy Award-winning The NFL Today, the network’s pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show from 1990 to 1993. In addition, he served as primetime anchor of CBS Sports’ coverage of the record-setting 1994 Olympic Winter Games from Lillehammer, Norway, and as co-anchor for the weekday morning broadcasts of the 1992 Olympic Winter Games from Albertville, France.
His other host roles included Major League Baseball and college football broadcasts. His play-by-play duties included regular-season and NCAA tournament college basketball, regular-season and playoff NBA basketball, regular-season and post-season Major League Baseball, and College Baseball World Series championship games.
Greg Gumbel worked for NBC Sports from June 1994 to February 1998 in a variety of roles. In his duties as host of the NFL on NBC, he hosted Super Bowls in 1996 and 1998. He also hosted NBC’s daytime coverage of the 1996 Summer Olympic games from Atlanta, Georgia and the 1995 World Figure Skating Championships from Birmingham, England.
He has won 3 Emmy awards in a career that includes Knicks basketball and Yankees baseball at The Madison Square Garden Network, and studio work at ESPN, WMAQ-TV in Chicago, and WFAN Radio in New York City.
Greg was born May 3, 1946 in New Orleans and grew up in Chicago and now lives in Orlando, Florida. He graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa in 1967 with a degree in English. He speaks to many different groups all over the country, and his willingness to stay around for pictures, autographs and handshakes has won him many appreciative fans.
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