Journalist Bryant Gumbel

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on April 16, 2006

Whatever happened to Bryant Gumbel?
—Jo S., Hornbrook, Calif.

After hosting the Today program for 15 years, Gumbel joined CBS News in 1997 to anchor his own prime-time program, Public Eye, as well as the network's morning news program, The Early Show. He retired from major-network television in May 2002 but continues to host Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, the HBO Sports cable-TV program that explores sports issues, controversies and personalities. In addition to several Emmy Awards for Real Sports, Gumbel has received the United Negro College Fund's highest honor, the Frederick D. Patterson Award, as well as the Martin Luther King Award from the Congress of Racial Equality, and three NAACP Image Awards.