American sports reporter Ed Werder is commonly known for his reporting on National Football League (NFL) at ESPN. The Dallas-based reporter covered all the NFL news from 1998 to 2017.
Before being laid off from ESPN last year, Werder contributed to other sports shows such as SportsCenter, NFL Live, Sunday NFL Countdown, and Monday Night Countdown. Despite being a celebrated and well-known journalist, Werder has kept his personal life confidential.
Ed Werder’s Romantic Married Life: Wife, Children
The 58-years old TV reporter is married to his high-school sweetheart Jill Werder. As the veteran media personality has kept his personal life off the hook on the social media, the factual information of his wife remains confined.
Ed Werder skiing with wife Jill Werder ( Photo: Ed Werder's Twitter)
Jill and Ed, who are living a happy married life, is blessed with two children; one son and one daughter.
Werder’s daughter Christie Werder was married to her long-run boyfriend, Trey Bomar in June 2012. Christie, who battled with the brain tumor since her young age of 12, postponed the brain surgery to marry Trey.
When Christie survived the life-threatening illness after nearly a 9-hour surgery in August 2012, the couple seemed fresh to carry their new married life. But the gods had another plan. Trey was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. Despite receiving intensive care for two years, Trey failed to get past the disease.
A Short Look at Werder’s Bio: Career, Net Worth
Ed Werder was born on 3 May 1960, in Longmont, Colorado. Ed was interested in the field of journalism from his early childhood. His family supported him to lay the foundation for his future dream. Werder graduated in journalism and communication from the University of Northern Colorado in 1982.
Werder, carrying the personality of a smart journalist with the average height, took a big step in the field of media as an NFL correspondent for CNNSI on CNN’s Sports Tonight and CNN’s Sunday Preview from 1996 to 1998. Beforehand, Werder impressed with his journalism skills as a Dallas Cowboys beat writer for the Dallas Morning News for four years starting from 1992.
American native Werder was formerly active as an NFL writer for Fort Worth StarTelegram, The National, and Sports Illustrated.
Werder was hired as a sports reporter by ESPN in 1998. During his 19-year career at ESPN, Werder covered all the NFL news including NFL Live, SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown. It was shocking news when Werder was among the 100 on-air reporters and personalities laid off by ESPN last year.
For his prolific achievement as an NFL reporter for 34 years, Werder was honored by Dick McCann Award from the Professional Football Writers of America in June last year.
The former ESPN reporter joined Westwood One radio during the 2017 NFL season as a sideline NFL reporter.
It is obvious the veteran journalist earns a resounding salary which justifies his prominent media presentation. As per the reports, Werder enjoys a whopping net worth of $19 million.
Ed Werder’s War Of Words With Sports Illustrated Writer, Charlotte Wilder!
The former ESPN reporter, Ed Werder was involved in a feud on 18 June 2018. He showed his rage against the Sports Illustrated writer, Charlotte Wilder after she tweeted about a job opening at SI.com, which was for hiring an entry-level breaking news writer.
Moreover, Charlotte’s tweet encouraged the women to apply for the job which offended Werder. She wrote,
Especially if you’re a woman trying to get into sports, you should message me — DMs are open
To which, Ed questioned,
So men need not apply? Any others ineligible?
After that, Werder and Wilder had the war of words over Twitter as they debated over the fact that men occupy a significant part of the job force.
Werder accused her of excluding males regardless of their abilities to which Wilder ended up tweeting,
this is clearly not a productive conversation but thanks for amplifying the job posting with your quote tweets, appreciate it.”
Courtesy of the feud, the SI.com breaking news writer job got more job applicants than even expected.