Gumbel, Bryant (Charles)(1948– ) television sports commentator/anchorman; born in New Orleans, La. Editor of Black Sports magazine after college, he worked as sportscaster for KNBC in Los Angeles (1972–80). He also covered professional sports for the National Broadcasting Company, winning an Emmy for his 1976 Olympic coverage. Hired by the Today show in 1980 to do sports commentary, he became coanchor in 1981.
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