Sports Motivational Speaker Greg Gumbel

Greg Gumbel

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Sports Motivational Speaker Greg Gumbel is well-known for his work in American sports broadcasting. As part of the CBS Sports network, Greg has primarily covered NFL football and NCAA basketball. He is recognized as the first African American announcer ever to call the play-by-play in one of the United States’ 4 major sports championships. He was on the call for Super Bowl XXXV in 2001 alongside NFL Analyst Phil Simms. Greg paved the way for his younger brother, Bryant Gumbel, who would eventually find a career in TV journalism as an anchor on the Today Show and the host of his own sports talk show on HBO. In addition to his duties as the official studio host of CBS Sports’ March Madness coverage, Greg is the host of Inside The NFL, broadcasted on Showtime. He also provides play-by-play for NFL games on CBS.

This Sports Motivational Speaker has worked his way through the ranks of sports journalism, picking up new skills along the way. His first foray into sportscasting was with a Chicago TV station. He has previously been selling hospital supplies and was an instant hit with audiences. He remained at the station for 7 years before earning the big gig with ESPN. He became an anchor of ESPN’s flagship program SportsCenter as well as provided play-by-play for NBA games. Greg joined CBS in 1988 working part time as an NFL announcer. He grew into his position as the studio host of CBS’ NFL, MLB and college football and basketball coverage. During this time he also got the chance to serve as the prime time anchor for the 1994 Winter Olympics Games.

When NBC won the rights to NFL and MLB games in 1994, Greg joined the team at NBC to provide play-by-play and help anchor their coverage. He spent 4 years with NBC but was welcomed back home to the CBS Sports network in 1998. He has remained at the network since that year.

Sports Motivational Speaker Greg Gumbel who is available to speak at university forums as well as corporate conferences.