Magazine article ADWEEK

Greg Gumbel: The Sportscaster Avoids Trouble by Sitting out of Social Media but Is Game for Sitcoms, Horror Fucks and Thriller Novels

Magazine article ADWEEK

Greg Gumbel: The Sportscaster Avoids Trouble by Sitting out of Social Media but Is Game for Sitcoms, Horror Fucks and Thriller Novels

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Who Greg Gumbel

Age 66

Accomplishments Veteran sports announcer for ESPN, CBS and NBC; will lead CBS Sports Network's nightly coverage the week of Super Bowl XLVII

Base Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

What's the first information you consume in the morning?

I turn on SportsCenter to see what happened overnight. I also read newspapers online. During a typical, football week where, say, I am doing the Tennessee Titans against the San Francisco 49ers, I will read the Nashville and Bay Area newspapers online to get ready for the game. In addition to that, I regularly read the New York Daily News, The Washington Post and USA Today.

How much time do you spend with media preparing for a game?

My daughter says, "Dad, you are very thorough." I wish I could say that about myself. But the fact is that I am scared to death of making a fool of myself on national television--which is why I do a lot of homework. But all my colleagues do a ton of homework, too. I probably spend four to five hours per day looking at everything about the teams involved.

Do you read sports blogs?

Not really. To me, blogs are more about opinions, and I tend to just look for facts, especially when it comes to the game I am working that weekend. To be brutally honest, I don't care what other people think.

Are you a TV junkie?

I suppose I am. There are things I absolutely love to watch. I like to catch movies, especially in the horror genre. …

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