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Bryant Gumbel Education Background

Bryant GumbelBryant Gumbel was born to Richard and Rhea Gumbel on September 29, 1948 in New Orleans. He graduated in 1970 from Bates College in Maine.

Gumbel began his television career in 1972 when he landed the sportscaster job on KNBC-TV of Los Angeles. From 1975 until 1982, Gumbel hosted numerous sporting events for NBC Sports and was a sought after sports anchor.

He landed the job he is most famous for while he filled in as a substitute for Jane Pauley on the Today Show. The┬áproducers offered him the job as co-anchor opposite Jane Pauley, a job which lasted from 1982 until 1997. When he left the Today show, he headed to CBS and hosted the Early Show where he stayed until 2002. Read the rest of this entry »

Fighting the Freshman 15 on The Today Show [VIDEO]

On this morning’s edition of the Today Show, Ann Curry spoke with psychologist Gail Saltz and nutritionist Joy Bauer about how students heading off to college can avoid gaining the infamous frestoday-show-logohman 15.

They discuss both the emotional issues and practical issues of maintaining a healthy weight at college. Emotional issues include the stress of moving out of their parents’ homes for the first time. “Eating is a very natural way that people contort themselves,” says Saltz. Finding ways to cope with homesickness other than eating is important.

The practical issues may be a little easier to address. “If you can make water your beverage of choice, instead of sodas and sweetened teas, instead of coffee and even fruit juice you can save thousands of calories,” says Bauer. “Because the liquids don’t fill you up.”

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