Bryant Gumbel Biography (1948-)

Full name, Bryant Charles Gumbel; born September 29, 1948, in New Orleans, LA; son of Richard Dunbar (a judge) and Rhea Alice (a city clerk; maiden name,LeCesne) Gumbel; brother of Greg Gumbel (a sportscaster); married June CarlynBaranco (a flight attendant), December 1, 1973 (divorced August 21, 2001); children: Bradley Christopher, Jillian Beth. Addresses: Contact: Hookstratten and Hookstratten, 9536 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Television host, news anchor, producer, sportscaster
Birth Details
September 29, 1948
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, Games People Play, NBC, 1980
  • Cohost, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 1982-1997
  • Host, Main Street, NBC, 1985
  • Host, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO, 1995-?
  • Host, Internight, MSNBC, 1996
  • Host, Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel, CBS, 1997-1998
  • Host, The Early Show, CBS, 1999-2002
  • Miniseries
  • Himself, The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story, NBC, 1980
  • Specials
  • Cohost, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1982
  • Anchor, America Talks Back, NBC, 1986
  • Anchor, NBC News Statue of Liberty Special (also known as Statue of Liberty Ceremonies), NBC, 1986
  • NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1986
  • Host, Today at Night, Volume II, NBC, 1986
  • Anchor, Today at 35, NBC, 1987
  • Anchor, 1988 Summer Olympic Games, NBC, 1988
  • Studio anchor, 1988 Winter Olympic Games, NBC, 1988
  • Commentator, Sportsworld Tenth Anniversary Special, NBC, 1988
  • Anchor, Presidential Inauguration, ABC, 1989
  • The 21st Annual NAACP Image Awards, 1989
  • Anchor, The R.A.C.E. (also known as The Race and Racism), NBC, 1989
  • Anchor, 1990: Living on the Edge, NBC, 1990
  • Anchor, The Lost Youth of Hollywood, NBC, 1991
  • Donahue: The 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1992
  • Today at 40, NBC, 1992
  • Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World (also known as Arthur Ashe), HBO, 1994
  • Anchor, Today at Night, NBC, 1994
  • Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story, TNT, 1996
  • The 28th NAACP Image Awards, 1997
  • Presenter, The 10th Essence Awards, 1997
  • The 1997 ESPY Awards, 1997
  • Host, The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1997
  • Host, Sports Illustrated's 20th Century Sports Awards Show, CBS, 1999
  • Host, Survivor: The Reunion, CBS, 2000
  • Host, Survivor II: The Reunion, CBS, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Contributing anchor, Dateline NBC, NBC, 1992
  • Himself, "The Puffy Shirt," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993
  • Himself, "Fran the Weather Girl," The Nanny, CBS, 1997
  • Himself, "Superstar," Cosby, CBS, 1999
  • Also appeared in episodes of the KNBC shows What's Going On, News Conference, Prep Sports World, and Brainworks 1977.
  • Television Producer
  • Series
  • The Reading Club, PBS, 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • Television sportscaster, Heaven Can Wait, Paramount, 1978
  • Himself, The Hard Way, Universal, 1991
  • (Archive footage; uncredited) Himself (reports on Panama invasion), The Panama Deception, 1992
  • Himself, Contact, Warner Bros., 1997

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 14, Gale Research, 1997
    • Notable Black American Men, Gale Research, 1998
    Periodicals
    • Broadcasting and Cable, March 17, 1997, p. 11; September 27, 1999,p. 32
    • Entertainment Weekly, September 19, 1997, p. 36
    • Jet, September 29, 1997, p. 36; September 10, 2001, p. 46
    • Newsweek, November 15, 1999, p. 74
    • New York Times, November 11, 1992
    • Parade, August 3, 1997, p. 18; November 29, 1999, p. 187
    • People Weekly, March 27, 2000, p. 93
    • USA Weekend, September 7, 1997
    • U.S. News & World Report, November 1, 1999, p. 23

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