Very few celebrities are free from the feeling of attitude and ego problems and are the example of being the best human, so is the journalist Bryant Gumbel. Bryant Gumbel is a renowned television personality, journalist, sportscaster and host who has been contributing to the media industry from last few decades. Journalist Gumbel is best known for co-hosting the ‘Today Show’ on NBC for more than 15 years.
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According to the bio of Bryant Gumbel, he was born on September 29 of 1948 and that makes his age be 69 as of 2017. His birthplace is New Orleans, Louisiana where he was raised under the custody of his mother Rhea Alice and father Richard Dunbar Gumbel. His mother used to be a city clerk whereas his father was a respected judge of the court. He was raised up along with three other siblings named Renee Gumbel-Farrah, Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas and Greg Gumbel.
He suddenly grabbed the attention from people as he was the younger brother of the renowned American sportscaster Greg Gumbel. It is said that; Bryant Gumbel denotes his elder brother to be his role model in his early life as the elder brother influenced and motivated him to keep interest in the media industry. He was a fortunate child as he was blessed with an educated and supporting family.
How much is the Net worth of Bryant Gumbel?
Journalist Bryant Gumbel has traveled so far to reach this peak level of his career from which he is able to accumulate a net worth of USD 18 million dollars. His hard work, dedication and commitment towards his work have made him be admired by his subordinates and seniors. He has been paid with impressive salary through his workstation for his determined contribution. Especially, Mr. Gumbel raised his net worth by sportscasting several matches and games. Even at this age, the net worth of Bryant Gumbel is in rising phase due to his magnificent salary.
Professional Life and Career
Sportscaster Bryant Gumbel went to De La Salle Institute in Chicago, Illinois for his school level studies. Later he attended Bates College for his graduation in 1970. After his graduation, he finds an editing job to work for the Black Sports Magazine.
As Mr. Gumbel got an opportunity to work for the television network, he quit the editing job. Perhaps this was the best decision of his life for his career as he is recognized as one of the renowned television personality and sportscaster. He started his job as a sportscaster by working for KNBC-TV. Because of his excellent performance, he was hired by NBC Sports in 1975 to co-host with Jack Buck the National Football League(NFL) pregame show titled ‘GrandStand.’
Sportscaster Bryant Gumbel has hosted the Summer Olympics show in 1988 and also the PGA Tour in 1990. The journalist is also known for hosting the Epic in Miami. During his career with NBC Sports, Mr. Gumbel has contributed to several sporting events which includes NFL, Major League Baseball and other college basketball matches.
Finally, he joined the “Today Show” as the chief sports reporter and also appeared in the series named Sportsman of the Week. There he contributed for 15 years and hence Mr. Gumbel shares a special memory with the Today Show. For his outstanding and unforgettable contribution, he won the Peabody Award in 1998 for the show ‘The Reckoning’ which lasted for the only single season. Later he joined to CBS where he was the first journalist to announce the World Trade Center attack of September 11. Also, sportscaster Bryant Gumbel appeared on the movie The Weather Man with Nicolas Cage as a guest appearance.
Is sportscaster Gumbel married? Who is his wife?
Yes, the renowned sportscaster Mr. Gumbel is a married person who has gone through a divorce. He started his wedded life with his first wife June Baranco in 1972. Their married life was not going well and there were misunderstanding and disputes among the couple. Finally, they get separated in 2001. After one year of his divorce life, he married for the second time Hilary Quinlan in 2002. At present, Bryant Gumbel is happily living his married life with his wife Hilary Quinlan. Bryant Gumbel has got two children from his first wife who are now totally grown up.