Greg Gumbel Broadcast Partner: His outstanding job in the competitive world of sports broadcasting has made his face, his name, and his voice familiar to more people than anybody else in the business. During his nearly four decades in the business, he has established himself as one of the most remarkable and well-known sports television announcers in the world. This year, Gumbel and his colleague, Dan Dierdorf, will call exciting NFL play-by-play action from across the country for CBS Sports Network in the fall.
When the NFL season comes to a close, Gumbel moves on to the next major sports attraction on his schedule. In this year’s Men’s NCAA Championship Tournament, he will host for the 15th time for CBS College Basketball, which is one of the most exciting events in all sports. While hosting in the studio with his colleagues during March Madness, he keeps viewers up to date on all of the latest happenings on the exciting road to the Final Four.
Since joining ESPN in 1992, Gumbel has hosted coverage of NFL and college football, Major League Baseball, the Daytona 500, the World Figure Skating Championships, and the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, as well as the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. He also served as the primetime anchor for the record-breaking 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, which set a new television standard.
Mr. Gumbel, a three-time Emmy Award winner, was honored with the Pat Summerall Award for his exceptional work as one of the sports’ most outstanding broadcasters as well as for his efforts to make a difference in the lives of others. He has served on the National Board of Trustees for the March of Dimes and is currently a member of the Professional Advisory Council for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
When he isn’t doing play-by-play or hosting on-air for CBS, Gumbel enjoys speaking to groups all over the country, sharing his motivational thoughts, ideas, and experiences from the world of sports. Gumbel has spoken to groups all over the country, sharing his motivational thoughts, ideas, and experiences from the world of sports.
The NFL on CBS unveiled the teams for the next season on Tuesday, and there are some noticeable changes from the previous season’s lineup. It’s the same lineup for the top two teams (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, and Tracy Wolfson) and the bottom two teams (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, and Evan Washburn), but there are some fresh partnerships in the middle of the field.
Greg Gumbel, who was previously paired with Rich Gannon (whose contract with CBS was not renewed this summer), will now be paired with Adam Archuleta (who was previously paired with Spero Dedes), with AJ Ross joining the crew as a regular sideline reporter for the upcoming season. Dedes has formed a new partnership with Jay Feely (who formerly worked with Tom McCarthy), and McCarthy has formed a new partnership with Tiki Barber (who was previously with Beth Mowins).