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Ed Werder (born May 3, 1960 in Longmont, Colorado) is an American sports reporter. He was the Dallas-based bureau reporter for ESPN, primarily reporting on stories about the NFL before being laid off on April 26, 2017. From 1998 to 2017, Werder was a staple of the network's NFL coverage, as he contributed to shows such as SportsCenter, NFL Live, Sunday NFL Countdown (from a game site) and Monday Night Countdown (from the Monday Night Football site). Werder primarily reported on NFL news concerning the Dallas Cowboys.[1] He joined Westwood One radio as a sideline reporter for select NFL games during the 2017 season.[2]


Before ESPN

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.

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.


Werder is a 1982 journalism and communications graduate of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. 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. The McCann Award is given to a reporter who has made a long and distinguished contribution to pro football through coverage.[3]


  1. ^ "Ombudsman Le Anne Schreiber: Teller becomes the tale". ESPN. January 13, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "ED WERDER SELECTED AS PFWA'S 2017 DICK MCCANN AWARD WINNER". June 14, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017.

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