CBS Sports broadcaster Greg Gumbel to give keynote at NPGA Propane Expo

October 16, 2017 By    

The National Propane Gas Association named Greg Gumbel as the keynote speaker for its 2018 Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo on April 6-8 in Atlanta.

Gumbel, a CBS Sports broadcaster, will speak at 3 p.m. April 6 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Gumbel. Photo courtesy of NPGA.

With more than 40 years of experience in the business, Gumbel has become a well-known announcer in sports television. He has covered everything from Major League Baseball to the National Basketball Association, National Football League (NFL), the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament, the Summer and Winter Olympic games, World Figure Skating Championships and the Daytona 500.

In the fall, Gumbel calls NFL play-by-play action across the country on CBS, with his broadcast partner, Trent Green. Prior to returning to the booth in 2006, Gumbel completed his second season as the host of CBS’ Emmy-award-winning show “The NFL Today.” He formerly hosted “The NFL Today” on CBS from 1990-93 and “The NFL on NBC.” Gumbel was also the lead play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports’ coverage of the NFL from 1998 to 2003. In that capacity, he called Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston and Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, Florida. He is the first network broadcaster to call play-by-play and host the Super Bowl. He hosted Super Bowl XXVI in Minneapolis, Super Bowl XXX in Tempe, Arizona, and Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego.

Gumbel is also host of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. He has been the CBS host of March Madness since 1998.

Gumbel is a three-time Emmy award winner and the 2007 honoree of the prestigious Pat Summerall award for his outstanding work in broadcasting. He is a member of the National Board of Advisors for The March of Dimes and a member of the St. Jude Children’s Hospital Sports Council. Greg is also a member of the board of regents at his alma mater, Loras College, in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Joe McCarthy was an associate editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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