Greg Gumbel: Emmy Award-Winning Sportscaster, CBS Sports
Webb University Center
President's Lecture Series
Greg Gumbel's standout work in the world of sports broadcasting has made his face, name and voice as familiar as any in the industry. Throughout almost 40 years in the business, Gumbel has become one of the most outstanding and best known announcers in sports television. He has covered everything from Major League Baseball to the NBA to the NFL, the Men's NCAA Championship Tournament, the Summer and Winter Olympic games, World Figure Skating Championships and the Daytona 500 to name a few. In the fall, he teams with his partner, Dan Dierdorf, to call exciting NFL play-by-play action across the country on CBS. Prior to returning to the booth in 2006, Gumbel successfully completed his second season as the host of the CBS' Emmy award winning show "The NFL Today." He formerly hosted "The NFL Today" on CBS from 1990-93 and "The NFL on NBC." Gumbel was also the lead play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports' coverage of the National Football League from 1998 to 2003. In that capacity, he called the thrilling action at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston and Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa. He is the first network broadcaster to both call play-by-play and host the Super Bowl. He hosted Super Bowl XXVI in Minneapolis, Super Bowl XXX in Tempe and Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego. He also called the 2007 NFL Pro Bowl in Honolulu. When the NFL season winds down, Greg switches from one premiere sports attraction to another.
Gumbel is a member of the National Board of Advisors for The March of Dimes and is honored to have become a member of the St. Jude Children's Hospital Sports Council. He is the 2007 Honoree of the prestigious Pat Summerall award for his outstanding work in broadcasting. The 3-time Emmy award winner is also a member of the Board of Regents at his alma mater, Loras College, in Dubuque, Iowa.
Gumble, Greg, "Greg Gumbel: Emmy Award-Winning Sportscaster, CBS Sports" (2013). President's Lecture Series. 104.