Bryant Gumbel

Bryant Gumbel

Highest Rated: Not Available

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 29, 1948

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Bryant Gumbel has been a well-spoken, good-looking TV personality in sports and news since he left his post editing "Black Sports" magazine in 1972 to become a sportscaster for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. His fluid style soon caught the eye of the brass in NY, and Gumbel was tapped by NBC Sports in 1975 to host the pre-game shows before NFL games. His rise was rapid and within a few years Gumbel had become the sole host or lead anchor on NBC's coverage of major league baseball, college basketball and NFL football games. In 1980, sports reporting for NBC's "Today" were added to his duties. By January 1982, he was the anchor of the entire "Today" program. Gumbel quickly proved foolish those pundits who thought a sportscaster could not adapt to news coverage. In 1984, he headed the "Today" team broadcasting live from Moscow, including interviews with Kremlin leaders. Both Gumbel and NBC News received much praise for the effort. Gumbel's identity as a sportscaster had been supplanted. He followed the Moscow trip with coups -- broadcasts from Cuba (including an interview with Fidel Castro), and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). He also began to host primetime documentaries and reality-based programs for NBC, including "The R.A.C.E." a two-hour quiz on racial attitudes in America.

Photos

Filmography

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet REAL Sports With Bryant Gumbel Host 1995-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Host 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Host 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Host 2008-2010
71% No Score Yet Survivor Host 2000-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
62% No Score Yet Arli$$ Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chris Rock Show Guest 1997
89% 93% Seinfeld Himself (Guest Star) 1993

QUOTES FROM Bryant Gumbel CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.