Bryant Gumbel


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  • Birth Name: Bryant Charles Gumbel
  • Birth Place: New Orleans, LA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/29/1948, Libra
  • Profession: TV host; sportscaster; news anchor
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The Biz: Celebrating the Life and Career of News Veteran John Palmer

If you were anywhere near a TV set on Jan. 28, 1986 when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, chances are you learned the news of the tragedy from NBC News correspondent John Palmer. With NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw temporarily unavailable that afternoon, it was Palmer, the newsreader for Today, who broke in with a special report and stayed with the story for hours as it unfolded.

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Matt Lauer Renews Contract with NBC

Matt Lauer is sticking with NBC. The network has re-upped his contract that will keep him co-hosting Today for several more years, The New York Times reports.

Exact terms of the contract were not disclosed, but the deal is for more than two years, according to the Times. Lauer's current deal, which he signed in April 2012, was set to expire in a few months. 

"We couldn't be more thrilled with Matt's decision," Deborah Turness, the president of NBC News, said in a statement. "As I've said many times before, he's the best in the business, and there is nobody I would rather have in the Today anchor chair than Matt."

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VIDEO: Cosby: Superstar, Part 1

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Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Episode #190 Promo
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Year Title Description
2006 Thursday Night Football TV Show Series, Play-By-Play
2006 An American Thanksgiving TV Show Series, Host
2005 The Weather Man Movie, Actor - Himself
2003 Flashpoints USA TV Show Series, Host
1999 The Early Show TV Show Series, Anchor

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Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel Returning to Today to Guest-Host with Matt Lauer

Viewers of the Today show will wake up to a couple of familiar faces Monday morning: Former anchors Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley will return to guest-host with Matt Lauer,NBC announced Thursday.

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Soledad O'Brien Joins HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Soledad O'Brien is joining HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the network announced on Wednesday. 

"Soledad is a perfect fit for Real Sports," Ken Hershman, president of HBO Sports, said in a statement. "She's an extraordinary interviewer and storyteller, and we're thrilled to be able to add her to a franchise where the emphasis is on finding and presenting thought-provoking stories in the diverse and ever-fascinating world of sports."

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The Biz: Ryan Seacrest Could Replace Matt Lauer on Today

America could soon be waking up to Ryan Seacrest. After months of rumors that NBC execs were exploring hiring the American Idol host as an eventual replacement for Matt Lauer on Today, significant conversations are now taking place about making it happen as part of a larger deal between Seacrest and NBC parent company Comcast.

While the mention of Seacrest's name is likely to make TV-news purists cringe, Today has a history of hiring anchors without serious... read more

TV Guide Network Counts Down the 100 Moments That Changed TV

TV Guide Network will look at the monumental moments that have affected today's television landscape in a five-part series starting Sunday.

Among the biggest: Janet Jackson's Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," the Van Doren "Quiz Show" scandal, and how reality shows such as Survivor and American Idol launched a new genre.

Journalists such as Tom Brokaw discuss the debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, the O.J. Simpson trial and the birth of CNN. Larry King explains how his talk show paved the way for the... read more

VIDEO: Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric Struggle to Grasp the Meaning of the Internet

It may seem like Internet has been around forever, but this video from 1994 really demonstrates how far technology has come. In the clip, former Today show co-anchors Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric and correspondent Elizabeth Vargas try to figure out what the "@" symbol means, as well as try to define what this new crazy computer network called the "internet" really is. "What do you write to it, like, mail?" Gumbel questions. Um, something like that.

Check it out in the video after the jump.

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Charlie Rose with Bryant Gumbel; Michael Lewis (November 4, 1999)
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