Greg Gumbel

Greg Gumbel Net Worth

$16 Million

Greg Gumbel's Salary

$4 Million
Richest Celebrities
Net Worth:
$16 Million
$4 Million
Date of Birth:
May 3, 1946 (77 years old)
Place of Birth:
New Orleans
Sports commentator, Announcer, Actor, Newscaster
United States of America
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  1. Early Life
  2. Career
  3. Salary
  4. Legacy

What is Greg Gumbel's Net Worth and Salary?

Greg Gumbel is an American television sportscaster who has a net worth of $16 million. A sportscaster widely known for his coverage of the NFL and the NCAA, Greg Gumbel began working as a sportscaster in 1973. He has worked for CBS, ESPN, and MSG, among other networks. In 2001, he became the first African-American to call a major sports championship with his play-by-play of the Super Bowl.

Early Life

Greg Gumbel was born on May 3, 1946, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Rhea Alice LeCesne and Richard Gumbel, a judge. He grew up on the south-side of Chicago and raised Catholic having attended and graduated from De La Salle Institute. Gumbel earned his B.A. degree in English from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, where he also played baseball. It was his brother Bryant Gumbel, who was working as a television sportscaster at KNBC in Los Angeles, who told Greg of a position opening as a sports announcer at Chicago TV Station WMAQ-TV. Greg went from selling hospital supplies in Detroit to his dream job, returning to Chicago to work for seven years.


Greg Gumbel's initial exposure on CBS was as a part-time NFL announcer in 1988. He also began to announce for college basketball in 1989. From 1990-1993, he hosted "The NFL Today" alongside Terry Bradshaw and covered Major League Baseball, college football, and the Daytona 500. CBS lost the NFL and MLB broadcasting contracts, and Greg Gumbel moved to NBC in 1994 where he hosted their coverage of the MLB All-Star Game. He then teamed up with Joe Morgan to handle play-by-play duties for the 1995 MLB National League Division Series and National League Championship Series. Other assignments included play-by-play for "The NBA on NBC," hosting of the 1996 Summer Olympics, hosting of the 1995 World Championships of Figure Skating, and serving as studio host for "The NFL on NBC."

Greg Gumbel Net Worth

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After the network broadcast of Super Bowl XXXII, Greg Gumbel returned to CBS to serve as the studio host for their coverage of college basketball, namely the NCAA men's basketball tournament. With NFL package rights now back with CBS, Gumbel joined the broadcast team as lead announcer with Phil Simms from 1998-2003. He then traded positions with Jim Nantz as host of "The NFL Today" for the 2004 season. And at the end of the 2005 season, Greg Gumbel was replaced by James Brown. He returned to the broadcast booth as a #2 play-by-play man and also joined Trent Green as the #3 team from 2014-2019. He teamed with Rich Gannon in 2020 and then Adam Archuleta in the #4 slot after CBS declined to renew Gannon's contract.


Greg Gumbel's annual salary is $4 million.


Greg Gumbel became the third man, following Dick Enberg and Al Michaels, to serve as both a  host and play-by-play announcer for Super Bowls. He hosted Super Bowls XXVI, XXX, and XXXII and called Super Bowls XXXV and VVVVIII. He got the nickname "Gumby" during his tenure as the chief anchor of "The NFL Today" from co-anchors Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, and Shannon Sharpe.

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