Famed Reporter Out

(DailyEmailNews.com) – One of ESPN’s most emblematic reporters, Ed Werder, has parted ways with the sports network for the second time in the past seven years, with his announcement suggesting that the conclusion of his extensive 26-year tenure at ESPN was not by mutual agreement.

See Werder’s announcement in the tweet below!

On Thursday, Werder took to X to announce his departure, cited by The New York Post.

This was not the first time he had left the network; after a dismissal in 2017, he rejoined the team in 2019.

“For 26 years, I’ve had the privilege of reporting on the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys while holding an ESPN microphone,” Werder wrote.

“But that time is coming to an end. I will immediately begin considering other opportunities to continue my work covering the NFL. My ESPN career was highlighted by being assigned to cover 20 consecutive Super Bowls and included having my contributions honored at the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” he added.

At 64, Werder had become a prominent figure in ESPN’s NFL broadcasts, particularly known for his coverage of the Dallas Cowboys and their owner, Jerry Jones.

His coverage of the Cowboys stretched from 1998 until 2017, which ended due to significant layoffs within the company, as detailed in his ESPN biography.

His role at ESPN had him regularly featured on shows such as “SportsCenter” and “Monday Night Countdown.”

In addition to ESPN, Werder’s career included stints at the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (1989), Orlando Sentinel, and Sports Illustrated, as noted by ESPN.

His reporting earned him the 2017 Dick McCann Award from the Professional Football Writers of America.

Werder’s statement was filled with gratitude for his colleagues and those in the NFL who offered insights that enhanced his reporting.

“I would be remiss if I didn’t express appreciation to my incredible colleagues and to the players, coaches and other NFL team members who trusted me with their unique insight when covering their games or breaking news,” Werder wrote.

“I’ve created some incredible lifelong memories. My gratitude to all who have been in the audience, and I remain thankful to have been provided the most coveted platform in broadcast journalism. While this marks the end of my partnership with ESPN, I expect to continue working because, as so many studio hosts have proclaimed – and I still devoutly believe – ‘Ed Werder has more,’” he elaborated.

The statement released by ESPN reflected appreciation for Werder’s extensive contributions.

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