Bryant Gumbel is best known as the American sports journalist who has hosted various prominent sports shows on major television like NBC and CBS. Currently, he is seen hosting his own program Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO network. He is also known as a younger brother of Greg Gumbel who is best known for his contribution on the CBS network like National Football League, NBA and NCAA Basketball.
What Is The Net Worth Of Bryant Gumbel?
Bryant Gumbel has acquired a grand net worth of $25 million. He has gathered his fortunes mainly as an American television journalist and sportscaster. He co-hosted the NBC’s morning news program The Today Show for 15 years from 1982 to 1997, which contributed hugely to his net worth.
The American newsman is harnessing huge part of his wealth from Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, which is a highly successful monthly sports newsmagazine that aired on 2nd April 1995 on HBO. He has also hosted CBS's The Early Show that broadcasted from 1 November 1999 to 7 January 2012.
Former The Today Show host started earning from his sportscaster job at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles after he graduated from college. His breakthrough in career was during late 70’s and 80’s after joining NBC in 1975. He hosted various major leagues sports events in NBC including Dateline NBC.
Journalist Bryant also has acting credits in various movies like Contact (1997), The Weather Man (2005) and many more.
Bryant Enjoying Blissful Married Life For Sixteen Years
Sportscaster Bryant is married to a blond beauty Hilary Quinlan since 24 August 2002. She was a former researcher for Goldman Sachs. The couple is happily married and often seen attending several social gatherings together.
Bryant Gumbel and Hilary Gumbel at the 2009 Alzheimer's Association Rita Hayworth Gala in New York City on 27 October 2009 (Photo: superiorpics.com)
The couple is reluctant about bearing a child so far whereas the sports journalist Bryant is already a father to two children from his former wife.
Bryant's Disastrous & Expensive Divorce With First Wife
Bryant Gumbel was married to June Carlyn Baranco on 1st December 1973. The former couple is blessed with two children, a son named Bradley born in 1978 and a daughter named Jillian in 1983. In November 2011, their daughter, Jillian Beth Gumbel tied the knot with William Russell Robins.
Bryant and June's relationship turned sour as time passed. In the year 2000, June Baranco accused the sports journalist ex-husband of cheating on her for years with a series of mistress and also leaving her broke despite earning $5 million as a salary. After their divorce was finalized in August 2001 in White Plains County Court before Judge Mark Dillon, she got the pair’s Upper East Side apartment as well as Westchester estate. She also derived a vast capital split from her former husband.
Is Bryant Sick? What's His Health Condition?
Former co-host of The Early Show, Bryant revealed in 2016 that he has been suffering from health crisis for a long time. There was speculation that he had cancer of lungs. The truth came in light when he disclosed about his illness with Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly that there were some tumors around his lungs even though he was not a smoker.
Reportedly, NBC employee, age 64, had to undergo surgery to remove a malignant tumor as well as some parts of his lungs which were affected by the disease. Bryant credits his wife and family members for their love and support, which helped him to recover rapidly in the short span of time. As of now, the popular sportscaster is healthy and active in his lucrative profession and enjoys his life with his supportive family.
Born in 1948 in New Orleans, LA, Bryant Gumbel celebrates his birthday on 29th September. His parents Rhea Alice and Richard Dunbar Gumbel were from the African and French descent. His sister's name is Renee Gumbel Farrahi. Former NBC reporter Bryant, who stands tall with height 1.75m (5’ 9’’), holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity of Louisiana Creole.
He is graduate of Bates College, Lewiston with the bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts in 1970.