Emmy-Award Winning Journalist
Bryant Gumbel joined CBS News in 1997, having previously worked for NBC for nearly 25 years, serving as anchor of The Today Show for an unprecedented tenure of 15 years. He also anchored that network’s 1992 presidential election coverage and hosted primetime coverage of the 1988 Olympic Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea. He was…
Bryant Gumbel joined CBS News in 1997, having previously worked for NBC for nearly 25 years, serving as anchor of The Today Show for an unprecedented tenure of 15 years. He also anchored that network’s 1992 presidential election coverage and hosted primetime coverage of the 1988 Olympic Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea. He was also a contributing anchor for Dateline, NBC News’ primetime magazine.
Most recently, Gumbel anchored Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel, a CBS News magazine, which received two Peabody Awards, an Overseas Press Club Award, and an American Women in Radio and Television Award. Gumbel is also the host of HBO’s critically acclaimed Emmy-winning program, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Since its inception, Real Sports has been honored with 19 Sports Emmy Awards as well as the 2006 duPont-Columbia University Award for broadcast journalism.
Gumbel has compiled a remarkably diverse array of credits. Having anchored and reported from all corners of the globe, he has interviewed everyone from superpower leaders to Super Bowl heroes, and has covered foreign wars, elections, international summits, and presidential inaugurations. Gumbel covered the outbreak of the Persian Gulf War from Saudi Arabia, the reopening of the arms negotiations from Geneva, and the 10th anniversary of the fall of Saigon from Ho Chi Minh City.
The four-time Emmy Award-winning Gumbel is the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club, an Edward Weintal Prize from Georgetown University for diplomatic reporting, and a George Foster Peabody Award for his work in Vietnam. In addition, he was awarded the Frederick D. Patterson Award, the Martin Luther King Award from the Congress of Racial Equality, three NAACP Image Awards, and received the United Negro College Fund’s highest honor. For orchestrating and anchoring the Africa broadcasts, Gumbel was honored with the International Journalism Award from TransAfrica, the Africa’s Future Award from the US Committee for UNICEF and the leadership award from the African-American Institute.
Prior to his tenure with NBC News, Gumbel worked for NBC Sports. During that period, he served as the host of virtually all of its primary programs and championship-event broadcasts, including Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the NCAA basketball tournament and hosted NBC’s coverage of the PGA Tour in 1990.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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