Bryant Gumbel

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Journalist and Sportscaster (1948)
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Relationship Timeline Of Bryant Gumbel

Ex-wife : June Baranco
Gumbel married his first wife June Baranco on 1973 until 2001.
Wife : Hilary Quinlan
Bryant Gumbel and Hilary Quinlan have been married since 2002.

Bryant Gumbel is an American television Sportscaster and journalist known as the co-host of NBC's Today for 15 years. NBC's oldest journalist is the younger brother of sportscaster Greg Gumbel; since 1995.

Gumbel has presented HBO's renowned investigative series Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, which the Los Angeles Times called flat out TV's finest sports show. It received a Peabody Award in 2012.

Who Is Bryant Gumbel Wife? Does He Have Children? 

Bryant Gumbel and Hilary Quinlan have been married since 2002. In the past, Gumbel married his first wife June Baranco. Gumbel divorced June, whom he had married from 1973 until 2001, to marry Hilary Quinlan. June, reared two sons, Bradley Christopher Gumbel and Jillian Beth Gumbel, in semi-rural Waccabuc, north of New York City. Bradley Christopher Gumbel was born in the United States in 1978.

Bryant Gumbel is getting ready for the VR meeting.
Bryant Gumbel is getting ready for the VR meeting.
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NBC's oldest journalist didn't reveal anything about his connection with his second wife, Hilary Quinlan. He kept his personal life hidden from the public eye. Bryant sometimes sees his ex-kid.

Bryant Gumbel's Net Worth

Bryant Gumbel has a staggering net worth of $25 million. He made his wealth mostly as an American TV sports journalist. From 1982 until 1997, he co-hosted NBC's morning news program The Today Show, which added significantly to his overall assets.

Bryant Gumbel at the award show.
Bryant Gumbel at the award show. 
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NBC's talented journalist owes a large portion of his fortune to Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, which debuted on HBO on April 2, 1995. Similarly, he hosted CBS's The Early Show from November 1, 1999, until January 7, 2012. Bryant has also appeared in Contact (1997), The Weather Man (2005), and others.

The richest NBC employee main origin of income is his work as a sportscaster and television journalist. Gumbel has amassed wealth via his many sources of income, yet he chooses to live a humble lifestyle. NBC's team member Keisha Burns has not disclosed her total asset, sources claim that her net worth is estimated to be over $1 million

Bryant Gumbel's Health

Bryant Gumbel stated that he had been suffering from serious health issues for quite some time. There was speculation that he had lung cancer. When he revealed his illness to Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly, he showed a few tumors around his lungs despite not smoking.

The Hard-working employee of NBC had surgery to remove a hazardous tumor and a few parts of his lungs affected by the disease. Bryant thanks his significant other half, Hilary, and family, for their love and support, which helped him recover quickly in the short time he had to concentrate.

Bryant Gumbel On Today

Bryant Gumbel started his career with Today as the program's main sports correspondent, providing twice-weekly features to the show, including a recurring series called Sportsman of the Week, which featured up-and-coming sportsmen. NBC announced in June 1981 that Tom Brokaw will leave Today to co-anchor NBC Nightly News with Roger Mudd starting in the spring of 1982. 

The hunt for Brokaw's successor was underway, and the first contenders were NBC News reporters John Palmer, Chris Wallace, Bob Kur, Bob Jamieson, and Jessica Savitch. During the summer of 1981, while Brokaw was on vacation, the applicants auditioned for his position.

The passionate employee of NBC was a last-minute replacement for Today co-anchor Jane Pauley in August 1981, and he became a contender for the position by happenstance. He pleased executive producer Steve Friedman and other NBC execs so much that he rapidly rose to the top of the Today host race. 

At the same time, Friedman and other NBC executives supported Gumbel as Brokaw's successor. Another faction within the NBC News division felt firm that he should be replaced by another news correspondent rather than a sports reporter. 

Wallace was NBC News president Bill Small's preferred choice at the time. NBC News chose Gumbel as the program's host and Wallace as the Washington-based anchor to divide the gap. In New York, Pauley would remain a co-anchor. Brokaw left Today on December 18, 1981, and Gumbel took over on January 4, 1982. Kristen Welker is an American journalist who is currently working for NBC News. 


Bryant Gumbel was born on September 29, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Now he is 74 years old. Gumbel is the son of a city clerk, Rhea Alice, and a judge, Richard Dunbar Gumbel

Bryant Gumbel with his award.
Bryant Gumbel with his award. 
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Gumbel's parents were both Louisiana Creole (of largely African and French ancestry). His surname is derived from his great-great-grandfather, a German-Jewish immigrant from Albisheim. Gumbel has three siblings: Rhonda Gumbel (sister), Renee Gumbel (sister), and Greg Gumbel (brother).

Talented student attended and graduated from Chicago's De La Salle Institute while growing up on the city's South Side; his family had relocated north when he was a kid. Gumbel earned a degree in Russian history from Bates College in 1970. 

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