Bryant Gumbel is an American award-winning journalist best known for serving as co-host of Today on NBC television for more than a decade.
NBC Sports hired him in the fall of 1975 as a co-host for the National Football League pre-game show GrandStand with Jack Buck.
His lengthy career with NBC began in 1975 and lasted until 1982 (when he moved to The Today Show).
He hosted major league baseball, college basketball, and the National Football League.
He went back to sportscasting for NBC when he hosted the prime time coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics from Seoul and the PGA Tour in 1990.
Where Is Bryant Gumbel Today? Health Problems 2022
Bryant Gumbel had a remarkable weight loss a few years ago, where he lost a magnificent 55 lbs. or 24.94 kg within half a year.
Following his weight loss, many of his fans were wondering how he managed to lose this much weight.
Also, his fans wanted to know if he had any health issues.
Well, a change in lifestyle changed his life around.
It turned out that his fans were right about him being sick; he did have lung cancer.
He announced in a 2020 interview with “Live With Regis and Kelly” that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer .
In response to Kelly Ripa’s request for him to dance to introduce an episode, he denied Ripa’s offer, explaining that his doctor had recommended him to rest after his cancer surgery.
According to Gumbel, the surgeon removed a portion of his lung as well as the malignant tumor from his chest, but that the surgery hadn’t completely eradicated all cancerous cells, so he had to undergo another treatment as well.
Bryant Gumbel’s net worth is estimated to be around $30 million as of 2022. This enormous fortune stems from sports journalism, news, and appearances on television shows.
He has also received several prestigious awards for his outstanding work in television shows as well as in real life.