Bryant Gumbel Biography, Age, Height, Image, Death, Family, Wife, Health, Net Worth, Sports And Episodes

Bryant Gumbel Biography | Bryant Gumbel

Bryant Gumbel( full name: Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948) is an American television journalist and sportscaster, best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC’s Today. He is the younger brother of sportscaster Greg Gumbel. Since 1995, he has hosted HBO’s acclaimed investigative series Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, which has been rated as “flat out TV’s best sports program” by the Los Angeles Times. It won a Peabody Award in 2012.
Gumbel was hired by NBC Sports in the fall of 1975 as co-host of its National Football League pre-game show GrandStand with Jack Buck. From 1975 until January 1982 (when he left to do The Today Show), he hosted numerous sporting events for NBC including Major League Baseball, college basketball and the National Football League. He returned to sportscasting for NBC when he hosted the primetime coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics from Seoul and the PGA Tour in 1990.
NBC News made Gumbel the principal anchor of Today beginning September 27, 1982, and broadcast from Vietnam, Vatican City, Europe, South America, and much of the United States followed between 1984 and 1989. Gumbel’s work on Today earned him several Emmys and a large fanbase. He is the third longest serving co-host of Today, after former hosts Matt Lauer and Katie Couric. He stepped down from the show on January 3, 1997, after 15 years.
Gumbel moved to CBS, where he hosted various shows before becoming co-host of the network’s morning shows The Early Show on November 1, 1999. Gumbel was hosting The Early Show on the morning of September 11, 2001. He was the first to announce the September 11 attacks to CBS viewers. Gumbel left CBS and The Early Show on May 17, 2002.

Bryant Gumbel Age

Bryant Charles Gumbel is an American television journalist and sportscaster, best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC’s Today. He is 70 years old as of 2018. He was born on 29 September 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Bryant Gumbel Height

Bryant Charles Gumbel is an American television journalist and sportscaster who stands tall with a height of 5 feet and 9 inches. Even at the age of 70, he is working on the field with the same dedication and effort.

Bryant Gumbel Image

Bryant Gumbel Photo

Bryant Gumbel Early life

Gumbel was born in New Orleans. He is the son of Rhea Alice (née LeCesne), a city clerk, and Richard Dunbar Gumbel, a judge. His parents were both of Louisiana Creole descent (of largely African and French ancestry). His surname originates with his great-great-grandfather, who was a German-Jewish emigrant from the village of Albisheim.
He attended and graduated from De La Salle Institute in Chicago while growing up on the South Side of the city. He graduated from Bates College in 1970 with a degree in Russian history. In 1971, he became editor of Black Sports Magazine, leaving the following year. He began his television career in October 1972, when he was made a sportscaster for KNBC-TV out of Los Angeles.

Bryant Gumbel Death

Bryant Charles Gumbel is an American television journalist and sportscaster, best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC’s Today. He is still alive, he is 70 years old as of 2019, about his death pieces of information is not true it was a rumor

Bryant Gumbel Son

Bradley Christopher Gumbel is the son of Bryant Gumbel. Born: 1978 (age 41 years)

Bryant Gumbel Family, Siblings, and Parents

Bryant was born to father, Richard, a judge by profession and mother, Rhea, Clerk by profession. He was married to June and after their divorce got married to Hilary. He was two children with his first wife but has not thought about having a baby with Hilary.

Bryant Gumbel Professional career

NBC
NBC Sports
Gumbel was hired by NBC Sports in the fall of 1975 as co-host of its National Football League pre-game show GrandStand with Jack Buck. From 1975 until January 1982 (when he left to do The Today Show), he hosted numerous sporting events for NBC including Major League Baseball, college basketball and the National Football League. He returned to sportscasting for NBC when he hosted the primetime coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics from Seoul and the PGA Tour in 1990.
One of Gumbel’s more memorable moments during his time at NBC Sports occurred when he was on-site for the “Epic in Miami” NFL playoff game between the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins. At the end of the game, he told the viewers, “If you didn’t like this football game then you don’t like football!” This would be one of his final assignments for NBC Sports, as he began co-hosting Today two days later.
Today
Gumbel began his affiliation with Today as the program’s chief sports reporter contributing twice-weekly features to the program, including a regular series entitled “Sportsman of the Week,” featuring up-and-coming athletes. In June 1981, NBC announced that Tom Brokaw would depart Today to anchor the NBC Nightly News with Roger Mudd beginning in the spring of 1982.
The search for Brokaw’s replacement was on, and the initial candidates were all NBC News correspondents, including John Palmer, Chris Wallace, Bob Kur, Bob Jamieson, and Jessica Savitch. The candidates auditioned for Brokaw’s job throughout the summer of 1981 when he was on vacation. Gumbel became a candidate for the job just by chance when he served as a last-minute substitute for Today co-anchor Jane Pauley in August 1981. He so impressed executive producer Steve Friedman and other NBC executives that he quickly became a top contender for the Today anchor position.
While Friedman and other NBC executives favored Gumbel as Brokaw’s replacement, another contingent within the NBC News division felt strongly that he should be replaced by a fellow news correspondent, not a sports reporter. Wallace was the favored candidate of then-NBC News president Bill Small. NBC News decided to split the difference, selecting Gumbel as the program’s anchor and Wallace as the Washington-based anchor. Pauley would remain co-anchor in New York. Brokaw signed off of Today on December 18, 1981, and Gumbel replaced him on January 4, 1982.
The Gumbel-Pauley-Wallace arrangement, known internally as the “Mod Squad”, lasted only nine months. It was an arrangement that proved intriguing on paper but unwieldy on television. Gumbel served as the show’s traffic cop, opening and closing the program and conducting New York-based interviews, but Pauley and Wallace handled news reading duties, and Wallace conducted all Washington-based hard news interviews.
With ABC’s Good Morning America in the first place and expanding its lead, NBC News made Gumbel the principal anchor of Today beginning September 27, 1982, with Pauley as his co-anchor. Wallace became the chief White House correspondent covering President Ronald Reagan, and John Palmer, previously a White House correspondent, became Today’s New York-based news anchor.
Gumbel and Pauley had a challenging first two years together as Today anchors as they sought to find a rhythm as a team. Good Morning America solidified its lead over Today in the ratings during the summer of 1983, and Pauley’s departure for maternity leave sent Today into a rating tailspin. But when she returned in February 1984, they began to work well together as a team. NBC took Today on the road in the fall of ’84, sending Gumbel to the Soviet Union for an unprecedented series of live broadcasts from Moscow.
He won plaudits for his performance, erasing any doubts about his hard-news capabilities. That trip began a whirlwind period of travel for Today. Remote broadcasts from Vietnam, Vatican City, Europe, South America, and much of the United States followed between 1984 and 1989. Today began to regain its old ratings dominance against Good Morning America throughout 1985, and by early 1986, the NBC program was once again atop the ratings.
In 1989, Gumbel, who was already known for his strong management style as Today anchor, wrote a memo to the executive producer Marty Ryan, on Ryan’s request, critiquing the program and identifying its shortcomings. Many of his criticisms were directed at fellow Today staffers. It was leaked to the press. In the memo, Gumbel commented that Willard Scott “holds the show hostage to his assortment of whims, wishes, birthdays and bad taste…this guy is killing us and no one’s even trying to rein him in”. He commented that Gene Shalit’s movie reviews “are often late and his interviews aren’t very good.”
There was enough negative backlash in regard to Gumbel’s comments toward Scott that he was shown making up with Scott on Today.
Following Pauley’s departure from Today in December 1989, Gumbel was joined by Deborah Norville in a short-lived partnership that lasted just over a year. Today dropped to second place in the ratings during this period as a result of intensely negative publicity surrounding Norville’s replacement of Pauley, and Gumbel’s feud with Scott. Norville was replaced by Katie Couric in April 1991, and the Gumbel-Couric team helped refocus Today as the morning news program on public affairs during the 1992 presidential campaign. The program returned to first place in the ratings in December 1995.
Gumbel’s work on Today earned him several Emmys and a large group of fans. He is the third longest serving co-host of Today, after Matt Lauer and Couric. He stepped down from the show on January 3, 1997, after 15 years.
Since his departure, Gumbel has made occasional appearances on Today. He appeared for the show’s 60th anniversary and hosted with Lauer and Pauley on December 30, 2013.
CBS
Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel
After 15 years on Today, Gumbel moved to CBS to host a new primetime news-magazine called Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel during the 1997–1998 television season. The episode “The Reckoning” won a Peabody Award in 1998. It lasted just one season before being canceled. It aired on Wednesday nights at 9 pm ET before moving to Tuesdays at 9 pm ET.
The Early Show
After leaving the Today and Dateline NBC in 1997, Gumbel moved to CBS, where he hosted various shows before becoming co-host of the network’s morning show The Early Show on November 1, 1999. Gumbel left The Early Show (and CBS that same year) on May 17, 2002. Gumbel was hosting The Early Show on the morning of September 11, 2001. He was the first to announce the September 11 attacks to CBS viewers.
In the spring and summer of 2010, he served as a special guest moderator of ABC’s The View for multiple days.
Boy Scouts Incident
A CBS camera caught a disgusted Gumbel blurting out “What an f-ing idiot” just after he had finished a hostile interview with Robert Knight of the Family Research Council (FRC). The incident occurred at about 7:15 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 29, 2000, following Knight’s appearance to defend the Boy Scout policy of excluding gays from being leaders. The Media Research Center reported that he uttered those words; Gumbel openly admitted to saying so when guest-hosting a June 2007 episode of Live with Regis and Kelly.

Bryant Gumbel Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Gumbel has concentrated most of his energy recently on his duties as host of HBO’s acclaimed investigative series Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (a show that he has hosted since 1995). HBO’s web page claims that Real Sports has been described as “flat out TV’s best sports program” by the Los Angeles Times. It won a Peabody Award in 2012.
Notable remarks
In February 2006, Gumbel made remarks that some viewed as “reverse racism” regarding the Winter Olympics and the lack of African-American participation, and others considered important sports journalism commentary.
So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention.
On the August 15, 2006, episode of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Gumbel made the following remarks about former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Players’ Union president Gene Upshaw and directed these comments to new commissioner Roger Goodell:
Before he cleans out his office have Paul Tagliabue show you where he keeps Upshaw’s leash. By making the docile head of the players union his personal pet, your predecessor has kept the peace without giving players the kind of guarantees other pros take for granted. Try to make sure no one competent ever replaces Upshaw on your watch.
In response, Tagliabue said:
What Gumbel said about Gene Upshaw and our owners is about as irresponsible as anything I’ve heard in a long time.
On the October 18, 2011, episode, Gumbel evoked slavery in his criticism of NBA Commissioner David Stern over the league’s lockout.
His efforts are typical of a commissioner who has always seemed eager to be viewed as some kind of modern-day plantation overseer, treating (National Basketball Association) men as if they were his boys. … His moves are intended to do little more than show how he’s the one keeping the hired hands in their place.
In a Rolling Stone article dated January 20, 2015, Gumbel said: “There are a few things I hate more than the (National Rifle Association). I mean truly. I think they’re pigs. I think they don’t care about human life. I think they are a curse upon the American landscape. So we got that on the record.”
The Weather Man
Gumbel made a cameo appearance alongside Nicolas Cage and Michael Caine in The Weather Man, a film directed by Gore Verbinski. In it, he co-hosts a morning show entitled Hello America, for which Cage’s character, a depressed weatherman, auditions.
Seinfeld
Gumbel made a cameo appearance on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld during which he interviewed Jerry Seinfeld on Today while Jerry was wearing the puffy pirate shirt in the episode “The Puffy Shirt”.
NFL Network
Main article: Run to the Playoffs
In April 2006, NFL Network announced that Gumbel, along with Cris Collinsworth and Dick Vermeil, would comment on its new package of NFL games. Unlike his brother Greg, he had never called play-by-play for live sporting events in his career. Before his first game commentary for the network, his status was brought into question after he stirred up controversy in his closing remarks on his HBO program on August 15, 2006, in which he criticized NFL Players Association head Gene Upshaw and outgoing NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.
He would later reconcile with the NFL and retained his play-by-play job with the NFL Network. On December 29, 2007, he had a reunion of sorts as he called the Patriots-Giants game on the NFL Network, CBS, and NBC. This is the first 3-network simulcast NFL game and coincidentally he has worked for all three networks during his career. He also had a strong affiliation with NFL films.
Gumbel’s performance was the subject of criticism over his entire run because of his voice and a perceived lack of knowledge about the game. Gumbel stepped down as play-by-play announcer in April 2008, prior to the 2008 NFL season. He would be replaced on the NFL Network telecasts by Bob Papa.

Bryant Gumbel Wife

Gumbel raised two children with his wife, June, in semi-rural Waccabuc, north of New York City. In 2001, he divorced her to marry Hilary Quinlan. In October 2009, he had surgery to remove a malignant tumor near one of his lungs.
Married to Wife, Hilary Quinlan
On 1st December 1973, Bryant was married to June Carlyn Baranco and share two beautiful children named Bradley and Jillian. However, the marriage ended in a very harsh way as his wife accused him of cheating with a mistress for a couple of years. In 2001, the divorce finalized, and Bryant had to give away properties of Westchester estate as well as Upper East Side apartment.
After his divorce, Bryant got married to his second wife, Hilary Quinlan on 24th August 2002. His second marriage turned out to be blissful as the couple is happily together for sixteen years. However, the couple has not decided on having a baby together.
However, from his first wife, Bryant has two children and his daughter, Jillian tied the knot with William Russell Robins in November 2011.

Bryant Gumbel Health

Bryant Suffering from Cancer?
The previous co-host of The Early Show, Bryant revealed that he has been experiencing severe health conditions for quite a while. There was the hypothesis that he had had lung cancer. Reality came in light when he unveiled about his disease with Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly that there were a few tumors around his lungs even though he was not a smoker.
Bryan, age 60, needed to experience the medical procedure to expel a dangerous tumor and also a few sections of his lungs which were influenced by the ailment. Bryant credits his significant another half, Hilary, and relatives for their adoration and support, which helped him to recoup quickly in the limited ability to focus time.
Bryant Gumbel Is ‘Free and Clear’ One Year After Health Crisis
Last December, Bryant Gumbel shocked a live television audience when he revealed he recently had surgery to remove a malignant tumor and part of his lung.
A year later, Gumbel, 62, tells PEOPLE his prognosis is excellent.
“I’m still doing well,” he said at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball Tuesday in New York City. “Doctors tell me I’m free and clear, so I hope for better times.”
Gumbel revealed his health crisis last year while filling in for Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly. “They opened up my chest, they took out a malignant tumor, they took out part of my lung and they took out some other goodies,” he said at the time.
The surgery took place two months before he revealed it on Live, and Gumbel said he kept it quiet at the time, not even revealing it to the staff of his HBO show Real Sports.
On Tuesday, Gumbel looked thin but wore a big smile as he walked the red carpet with his wife, Hilary Gumbel, who served on the event’s gala committee.
“I’ve got very little to complain about,” he told PEOPLE about life now. “I’m doing well.”

Bryant Gumbel Net Worth, Salary, and Income

Bryant Charles Gumbel is an American television journalist and sportscaster, best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC’s Today. has procured a fantastic net worth of $25 million. He has assembled his fortunes chiefly as an American TV sports journalist. He co-facilitated NBC’s morning news program The Today Show for a long time from 1982 to 1997, which contributed colossally to his total assets.
Bryant is saddling massive part of his riches from Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, which aired from 2nd April 1995 on HBO. Likewise, he has hosted CBS’s The Early Show that aired from 1st November 1999 to 7th January 2012. Additionally, Bryant has acting credits in different films like Contact (1997), The Weather Man (2005) and so on.

Bryant Gumbel Sports

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is a monthly sports newsmagazine on HBO that debuted on April 2, 1995. The show was “spawned by the fact that sports have changed dramatically, that it’s no longer just fun and games, and that what happens off the field, beyond the scores, is worthy of some serious reporting,” according to Bryant Gumbel, the host.

Bryant Gumbel HBO

Ilitch Holdings calls HBO story on District Detroit a ‘sensationalized and inaccurate report’
(WXYZ) — Ilitch Holdings released a statement Wednesday in response to an HBO feature criticizing the unfulfilled promises of development in the District Detroit.
In a clip released on the internet for an upcoming episode of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO examines the undeveloped housing that was promised to come with Little Caesars Arena.
Shawn Platt, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Ilitch Holdings, released this statement:
“Our organization has six decades of dedication, commitment and positive impact throughout the broader Detroit community. We are exceptionally proud of our accomplishments, including the creation of thousands of jobs, the restoration of various historic buildings, and the development of a downtown sports and entertainment district which has surged since the opening of Little Caesars Arena.
It is unfortunate when a media outlet emphasizes the voices of the critical few and not the voices of many who would present the positive story that is taking place across our City. The result was a self-interested, sensationalized and inaccurate report designed to attract viewers instead of a balanced report on the rebirth of Detroit and our contributions to City’s turn around.”
“Public funds for the arena came from specific tax dollars allocated to fund a catalyst development project that would drive economic growth in the City of Detroit. Our commitment to the City was to develop a $450 million arena, and, within 5 years, deliver $200 million in additional development directly or by others.
The reality is that we exceeded our commitment and also know that this catalyzed numerous another development project in and around the arena, including a variety of residential. We invested over $863 million in a state-of-the-art, award-winning arena and are on track to have over $200 million in private development completed this year, roughly 5 years ahead of schedule.”
“We remain undeterred in our commitment to the City and its bright future. We will continue to invest in successful projects that will drive job creation, economic growth, and enhance, for years to come, the quality of life for Detroiters.”

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Episodes

S25 E05 · Episode 5
21 May 2019
S25 E04 · Episode 4
23 Apr 2019
S25 E03 · Episode 3
26 Mar 2019
S25 E02 · Episode 2
26 Feb 2019
S25 E01 · Episode 1
29 Jan 2019
S24 E12 · Episode 12
18 Dec 2018
S24 E11 · Episode 11
20 Nov 2018
S24 E10 · Episode 10
23 Oct 2018
S24 E09 · Episode 9
25 Sep 2018
S24 E08 · Episode 8
21 Aug 2018
S24 E07 · Episode 7
24 Jul 2018
S24 E06 · Episode 6
19 Jun 2018
S24 E05 · Episode 5
22 May 2018
S24 E04 · Episode 4
24 Apr 2018
S24 E03 · Episode 3
27 Mar 2018
S24 E02 · Episode 2
27 Feb 2018
S24 E01 · Episode 1
30 Jan 2018
S23 E248 · Real Sports Ep 248
21 Nov 2017
S23 E12 · Episode 12
12 Dec 2017
S23 E11 · Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Ep 248: Soccer Sensei
21 Nov 2017
S23 E11 · Real Sports Ep 248
21 Nov 2017
S23 E10 · Episode 10
24 Oct 2017
S23 E09 · Real Sports Ep 246
26 Sep 2017
S23 E07 · Episode 7
18 Jul 2017
S23 E06 · Real Sports Ep 243
20 Jun 2017
S23 E05 · Real Sports Ep 242
26 May 2017
S23 E05 · Episode 5
23 May 2017
S23 E04 · Episode 4
18 Apr 2017
S23 E03 · Real Sports Ep 240
21 Mar 2017
S23 E02 · Episode 2
21 Feb 2017
S23 E01 · Episode 1
24 Jan 2017
S22 E12 · Episode 12
20 Dec 2016
S22 E11 · Episode 11
22 Nov 2016
S22 E10 · The Guru
25 Oct 2016
S22 E09 · Episode 9
27 Sep 2016
S22 E08 · Episode 8
23 Aug 2016
S22 E07 · IOC Investigation
26 Jul 2016
S22 E06 · Episode 6
21 Jun 2016
S22 E05 · Episode 5
24 May 2016
S22 E04 · Episode 4
19 Apr 2016
S22 E03 · Episode 3
22 Mar 2016
S22 E02 · Episode 2
23 Feb 2016
S22 E01 · Episode 1
26 Jan 2016
S21 E12 · Episode 12
22 Dec 2015
S21 E11 · Episode 11
24 Nov 2015
S21 E10 · Episode 10
20 Oct 2015
S21 E09 · Episode 9
22 Sep 2015
S21 E08 · Episode 8
18 Aug 2015
S21 E07 · Episode 7
21 Jul 2015
S21 E06 · Episode 6
23 Jun 2015
S21 E05 · Episode 5
19 May 2015

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