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Ed Werder (born May 3, 1960 in Longmont, Colorado) is an American sports reporter. He is the Dallas-based bureau reporter for ESPN, Werder is a reporter for the network's NFL coverage, and contributes to shows such as SportsCenter, NFL Live, Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown. Werder originally worked for ESPN between 1998-2017, and returned in 2019.[1]

Ed Werder
Born (1960-05-03) May 3, 1960 (ageĀ 59)
EducationUniversity of Northern Colorado

Early Life

Werder graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1982.[2]

Early Career

Prior to joining ESPN, Werder was an NFL correspondent for CNNSI on CNN's Sports Tonight and CNN's Sunday NFL Preview from its launch in 1996 until 1998. He was a Dallas Cowboys beat writer for the Dallas Morning News from 1992 to 1996 and the Fort Worth Star Telegram in 1989. He also served as the NFL beat writer for The Orlando Sentinel in 1991 and was a Denver Broncos beat writer for the Boulder Daily Camera from 1984 to 1989. During that time he was also a NFL reporter for The National, from 1990 to 1991, and a correspondent for Sports Illustrated from 1987 to 1995.[3]

While at The Dallas Morning News, Werder won several awards for chronicling the demolished relationship between Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the then head coach Jimmy Johnson.[4]

ESPN and Radio

Hired by ESPN in 1998, Werder primarily reported on NFL news concerning the Dallas Cowboys.[5] During this time, he appeared on such programs as Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, Sportscenter, and NFL Live. In 2017, Werder was laid off from the network amid budget cuts.[6] He joined Westwood One radio as a sideline reporter for select NFL games during the 2017 season.[7]

In 2019, Werder returned to ESPN.[8]


He is married with two children. On June 14, 2017, Werder was selected as the 2017 Dick McCann Memorial Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America.[9]


  1. ^ "Ed Werder". Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  2. ^ Crum, Lyndsey. "A Career Worthy of Canton". Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Ed Werder". Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Ed Werder". Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Ombudsman Le Anne Schreiber: Teller becomes the tale". ESPN. January 13, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  6. ^ King, Peter. "For Ed Werder and Many Others, an Uncertain Future". ABG-SI LLC. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  7. ^ Fang, Ken (September 6, 2017). "With ESPN's approval, Ed Werder will work as an NFL sideline reporter for Westwood One". Awful Announcing. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  8. ^ Terranova, Justin. "Ed Werder back at ESPN two years after firing". NYP Holdings, Inc. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  9. ^ "ED WERDER SELECTED AS PFWA'S 2017 DICK MCCANN AWARD WINNER". June 14, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017.

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