Montgomery County product Bram Weinstein has parted ways with ESPN after a seven-year stint at the cable news giant.
“I am not able to discuss my departure from ESPN other than to say it was a fabulous seven years and I decided it was time to go in a different direction,” said Weinstein. “They made an offer [for me] to stay but I was ready for a new adventure.”
Weinstein, 42, joined ESPN in May 2008 as an anchor for ESPNEWS where he provided extensive highlights along with in-depth analysis, breaking news and press conferences for a national television audience.
During his tenure at ESPN, Weinstein also anchored the network’s flagship program, SportsCenter, and became a regular fixture among viewers.
Prior to his stint at ESPN, Weinstein worked at Redskins Radio where he served as a host and reporter from 2006 to 2008. The Silver Spring native hosted his own sports talk show and was a sports reporter with Rockville-based WTEM-AM from 1999 to 2006.
Weinstein was also once Sports Director for the now-defunct “Cable News 21” nightly news program where he covered Montgomery County high school sports.
In 2002, Weinstein, a Springbrook graduate, was honored by the Washington, D.C., Achievement in Radio Awards as Best Sports Reporter for his coverage on Sportstalk 980.
Weinstein, who graduated from American University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, denied speculation that he would land at WJLA-TV 7 when Sports Director Tim Brant steps down after the May ratings sweeps period.
“I am not in line for the WJLA job, haven’t spoken to anyone there,” said Weinstein. “As for my next move, I’m weighing options now and hopefully will be able to say something about that in the not too distant future.”