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Bryant Charles Gumbel is a renowned American broadcast journalist, television host, and sportscaster. Bryant Gumbel credited to be globally acknowledged television journalist scored fame as a co-host of one of America’s longest running show ‘Today’.

While in the NBC, Gumbel not only presented the talk show but also reported on the network coverage of major sports events including pre-game show of NFL and Major League Baseball and college basketball tournament.  

Quick Info:

  • Birthday: September 29, 1948 (Age 69)
  • Ethnicity: Afro-American, French, German-Jewish
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Television journalist, sportscaster

Bryant Gumbel Family: Wife, Children, Ex-partner

Bryant has been happily married to longtime girlfriend Hilary Quinlan for almost 16 years. To make the relationship with Hilary work, he had split-up from a wife of 28 years, June Baranco with whom he has two children Jillian Beth and Bradley Christopher Gumbel.

Bryant, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana was born to city clerk Rhea Alice and adjudicator, Dunbar Gumbel. Both his mom and dad originally had ancestries from Louisiana Creole with a large part of an African and French lineage.

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  • Parents: Rhea Alice and Richard Dunbar Gumbel
  • Wife: Hilary Quinlan
  • Children: 2 (Jillian Beth Gumbel and Bradley Christopher Gumbel)
  • Marital Status: Married

His parental grandparent had emigrated from Albisheim, Germany. Growing up alongside brother, Greg Gumbel in South Side of Chicago, he completed his education from De La Salle Institute.

To furnace the career path, he enrolled at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine to study Russian history. After landing a post of editor in New York City-based Black Sports Magazine, he dropped out of college the following year.

A year after joining the KNBC-TV as a sportscaster in Los Angeles, Gumbel tied the knot with June Baranco. In the marital bliss of 28 years, the couple welcomed two children, whom they together raised in Waccabuc, New York City,

Despite over 2 decades of relationship and close acquaintance, Bryant filed for divorce from June to get wed to longtime girlfriend, Hilary Quinlan. Since his private nuptials with Quinlan in 2002, the couple has been living a euphoric life together with no news of differences and incongruity.  

Bryant Gumbel Height, Weight and Body Measurements


Bryant is an evergreen handsome hunk with a suave good look and sharp personality even at age of 69. With a considerable stature of 5 feet 9 inches and well-built physique, he looks pretty hot and happening even after all these years.

One of the most celebrated and beloved television journalists ever in the NBC’s history, Bryant is pleasing to watch both onscreen and off. The man who steered the NBC’s morning talk show ‘Today’ for 15 years looks as handsome and genial as he was when first appeared on the show.

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  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches (180 cm)
  • Body Measurements: N/A
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: N/A

With the youthful visage, scintillating appearance, and natural charisma, he illuminates the atmosphere wherever goes making it exquisite. To augment more of his good looks comes smoldering black eyes and entrancing smile.

Forever well-dressed up in sleek suits, Bryant has a sharp persona with a vivacity which is what makes him so distinctive and unique from all his co-mates in the television. Even at age 69, he is in a great shape with a ripped physique and athletic spirit.

Being a family man, Bryant spent most of his spare time with family and close friends. Be it the red carpet show or event, he is forever accompanied by lovely wife Hilary Quinlan.

Bryant Gumbel Professional Career: Today, The Early Show

Bryant Gumbel is reckoned as one of the longest television host ever in NBC’s morning talk show ‘Today’. After 15 years of work service in the station, he moved to host CBS morning show ‘The Early’ show’, the role from which he eventually walked off in early 2012.

Career Timeline:

  • Though Bryant kicked off his career as a sportscaster for KNBC-TV, his enrollment at the NBC Sports came as a major breakthrough for then aspiring sports presenter
  • Instantly after joining the NBC family in the fall of 1975, he co-presented various sports events including pre-game show of National Football League, College basketball and even commuted to Seoul to host the network primetime coverage of 1988 Summer Olympics
  • In 1981, Gumbel succeeded Tom Brokaw as a co-host of NBC’s morning talk show ‘Today’ after topping the list amidst experienced television anchors like Chris Wallace and John Palmer  
  • During the unprecedented tenure of 15 years in the network, he covered a range of breaking stories on politics, economics from states and all around the world including Vatican City and Vietnam
  • In the role of Today’s anchor, he brought light to the world’s distinct and most important news stories and burning issues for which he was honored with Emmy
  • After spending 15 years on the station as a host of Today, a contributing anchor of Dateline and NBC News primetime magazine, Bryant stepped down from his role and went on to join CBS primetime newsmagazine ‘Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel’
  • Prior officially becoming the co-host of ‘The Early Show’, he had appeared across various television shows of the network
  • In recent time, he is working on the HBO’s monthly sports newsmagazine show ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’ which won Peabody Award in 2012
  • Besides his regular television, Gumbel has made a guest appearance in movies and television sitcoms including ‘The Weather Man’ and ‘Seinfeld’
  • Alongside former sports player and NFL head coach Cris Collinsworth and Dick Vermeil, he did a commentary on the new format of NFL games for the NFL network

Bryant Gumbel Net Worth and Salary

Bryant has an estimated $25 million net worth with $6 million of annual salary as a television and sports host.

Named third longest-running host of NBC’s Today after Matt Lauer and Katie Couric, he earned most of his fortune throughout his run at NBC. 

Apart from his role as Today host, he has also worked as a host of CBS ‘The Early Show’ and has even appeared in numerous television shows of the network. He was the one to broadcast the September 11 Attacks to the viewers of CBS.

Quick Info:

  • Net Worth: $25 million
  • Salary: $6 million