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Bryant Gumbel

Bryant Gumbel is an American journalist, and sportscaster, who has hosted many popular shows including The Early Show, Today Show, etc. Similarly, Bryant Gumbel has worked with the leading news channel in the United States such as NBC, KNBC-TV, CBS, etc.

Early life

Bryant Charles Gumbel was born on 29 September 1948. Bryant was born and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. As of now, Bryant is 73 years old.

Moreover, he was born to his father Richard Dunar Gumbel, and his mother Rhea Alice LeCesne. Whereas, his father used to serve as a judge, and her mother was a clerk.

His parents were of Louisiana Creole origins. Likewise, Bryant grew up with his brother Greg Gumbel. As Bryant, his brother is also a journalist and a reporter.

Likewise, Humbel belongs to the American nationality and follows the Christian religion. According to her date of birth, he belongs to the Libra zodiac sign.

Talking about his educational background, Bryant Gumbel studied high school at De La Salle Institute. Likewise, he attended Bates College and graduated in 1970.

After graduation, Gumbel started as an editor for the Black Sports Magazine.

Relationship Status

Talking about his love life, Bryant Gumbel is straight and is married. He married June Baranco in 1973. The couple is blessed with two children, Bradley Christopher Gumbel, and Jillian Beth Gumbel.

Sadly, the duo separated on 21 August 2001. Later in 2002, he married his second wife Hilary Quinian.

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Caption: Bryant with his second wife (Source: bio gossipy)

Body measurement

An American journalist stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m). While he weighs around 80kg. Likewise, there is no information regarding his other body measurements.

Moreover, Bryant has a pair of brown eyes and has black-colored hair.

Professional life

Bryant Gumbel started his television career with KNBC-TV in October 1972. In the year 1975, for the National Football League pre-game show ‘GrandStand’, NBC Sports made Bryant the co-host along with Jack Buck.

Similarly, he worked with NBC till 1982 and was also a TV host for many NBC sporting events such as Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and college basketball.

Whereas, Gumbel left the NBC show ‘The Today Show’ in 1982. Similarly, Bryant became the principal anchor of Today. He broadcasted from Vatican City, South America, Europe, Vietnam, and the US.

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Caption: An American Journalist, Bryant (Source:

Likewise, in 1988, he again joined NBC and he reported on the Seoul Olympics and the Today Show. Further, in 1997, he left the Today show after hosting for 15 years.

Later, Gumbel moved to host a news magazine show ‘Eye with Bryant Gumbel’ for CBS News.

With that, he also hosted many fronts, such as the Early Show, where he covered the Twin Tower attacks in 2001.

Besides that, an American journalist also worked in the movie The Weather Man with actors like Nicolas Cage, and Michael Caine.


Talking about his achievements, Bryant won an Emmy Award for his work and became the third-longest working host of the show.

Similarly, Bryant received the Martin Luther King Award from the Congress of Racial Equality. Likewise, he was honored with the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic reporting.

Further, he has received many awards including the Peabody Award for his reporting in Vietnam, and the International Journalism Award for TransAfrica.

Moreover, an American journalist received a leadership award from an African-American University.

Bryant Gumbel – Net worth

Based on some online sources, he has a total net worth of $30 million US dollars. Likewise, he earned a huge fortune from sports journalism, news, and working on TV shows. Moreover, Bryant owns a house in New York City.

Bryant Gumbel – Social Media

In regards to his social media, Bryant Gumbel is active on Facebook. He has a verified Facebook account with the name ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’ and has more than 155k followers.

Likewise, he is less active on Instagram and Twitter accounts.