2009 is Greg's 12th consecutive year as host of CBS Sports' coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship...had called play-by-play for five years (1990-94)...returned to CBS Television Network in 1998 after having worked for NBC Sports since June 1994...serves as lead play-by-play announcer with with analyst Phil Simms,…more
Greg graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa with a B.A. degree in English.
Greg served as a member of the National Board of Trustees for the March of Dimes for 10 years.
Greg's big screen appearances include "The Weather Man" (2005) and "Contact" (1997).
Greg is a board member on United Negro College Fund.
Greg speaks to many different groups all over the country, and he was won many appreciative fans over with his willingness to stay around for pictures, autographs and handshakes.
Greg was on the cover for the October 9, 2005 issue of TV Guide (Volume 53, Issue 41).
In 2005, Greg appeared in a TV commercial for Pontiac.
In 1991-92, Greg was the TV play-by-play announcer for the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers.
Greg was nominated for a TV Guide Award (category: Favorite Sportscaster) in 1999.
Greg is separated from his wife, Marcy. She now lives in Simsbury, Connecticut.
Greg has a daughter named Michelle.
Greg believes that the ill-fated XFL was quite possibly the worst idea he had ever heard relating to sports.
Greg was known as "Gumby" by his "NFL Today" co-anchors Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe, and Dan Marino.
Greg is the second man to serve as both play-by-play announcer and host for Super Bowls (the first was Al Michaels).
Greg worked baseball's American League Championship Series in 1993 alongside Jim Kaat on CBS.
Greg was the host of the first ever radio morning show on WFAN in New York City.
Greg served as a backup announcer for Marv Albert on New York Knicks broadcasts when he was working for MSG.
He worked for MSG, ESPN, and WFAN radio in New York City before becoming a prominent figure at CBS.
When Greg was hired to be a sports announcer by WMAQ-TV in Chicago, he took the place of Dennis Swanson. Swanson would go on to become the president of ABC Sports.
Before being hired as a sports announcer by WMAQ-TV of Chicago, Greg worked in Detroit selling hospital supplies.
When Greg called the play-by-play Super Bowl XXXV on CBS, he became the first African American announcer to call play-by-play of a major sports championship in the United States.
Greg is the older brother of fellow sportscaster Bryant Gumbel.