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Longtime Top Reporter is Out at ESPN

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Veteran NFL reporter Ed Werder is leaving ESPN in what appears to be a mutual decision according to a post shared on his X account Thursday (May 23).

Werder, 64, contributed to the network for 26 years, most notably covering the Dallas Cowboys. The veteran journalist joined ESPN in 1998 and was laid off in 2017 before making his return 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.”

Werder has also contributed to the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Orlando Sentinel and Sports Illustrated during his decorated journalism career, receiving the 2017 Dick McCann award from the Professional Football Writers of America.

“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 added. “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.'”

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