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Greg Gumbel

Greg Gumbel

Gumbel is now in his third year since returning to CBS Sports where he serves as a host and play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports' coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. He also serves as lead play-by-play announcer, with analyst Phil Simms, for CBS Sports' NFL coverage.

Gumbel worked for CBS from October 1989 through May 1994. He hosted The NFL Today -- the Network's pre-game, halftime and post-game NFL program -- from 1990 to 1993. In addition, he served as primetime anchor of CBS Sports' coverage of the 1994 Olympic Winter Games and as co-anchor for the Network's weekday morning broadcasts of the 1992 Olympic Winter Games. His other host roles have included Major League Baseball and college football broadcasts for CBS Sports.

Gumbel had worked for NBC Sports since June 1994 as a host and play-by-play announcer. He served as host of the NFL on NBC pre-game show as well as for NBC's Super Bowl pre-game shows in 1996 and 1998. In addition, he served as host of the pre-game show for the 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and as a play-by-play announcer on NBC's Baseball Night in America regular-season and postseason games. Gumbel also served as a play-by-play announcer for the NBA on NBC. He was the host of the 1995 World Figure Skating Championships and of NBC's daytime coverage of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

In his previous stint at CBS, Gumbel also provided play-by-play for regular-season college basketball games and the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, NBA regular-season and playoff games and College World Series championship games. He worked for CBS on a part-time basis in September 1988 as a play-by-play announcer for NFL games.

Gumbel's pre-CBS experience includes host roles for New York Knicks basketball and New York Yankees baseball for the Madison Square Garden Network, as well as three other weekly MSGN programs. He has also worked for ESPN, WMAQ-TV in Chicago and WFAN Radio in New York. He won two local Emmy Awards while with WMAQ and another with MSG.

Gumbel was born May 3, 1946, in New Orleans and grew up in Chicago. He graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1967 with a degree in English.

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