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Evan Weiner

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weinerevan041810_optEvan started his journalism career at the age of 15 by hosting a Spring Valley High School talk show on WRKL Radio, Mount Ivy, N.Y. in 1971. He also, at the same time, was a "correspondent" covering high school sports for the Rockland Journal News, Nyack, N.Y. at the same time. By 1978, he was covering news for WGRC Radio and won two Associated Press Awards in 1978 and 1979. In the 198-0s, he started his long association with Westwood One Radio. Evan was a contributing columnist for New York Newsday (2001-05); AM-New York, the New York Press, the Bergen (New Jersey) Record, the Philadelphia Metro, Washington Examiner, Orlando Sentinel, Rhode Island's Sports Journal, and for The Chicago Tribune's Spanish Hoy! newspapers in N.Y., Chicago and LA between 2002. He did a daily commentary called "The Business of Sports" for Westwood One Radio between 1999 and 2006. Evan was the New York Sun's Business of Sport columnist between 2005 and the paper's demise in 2008 and did interviews for John Madden's Radio programs between 1988 and 2003.

Mr. Weiner has also appeared on programs on the former WBIS, Channel 31 (New York, N.Y.), RNN (New York), the History Channel with Al Michaels and Frank Deford, as well as ABCNews Now's Politics Live TV show with Sam Donaldson, CN8's sports program and the BBC Radio Documentary Sports and Sponsorship.

Evan received the United States Sports Academy's first distinguished journalist award in 2003 in a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama.

Evan also lectures at colleges and universities about the business and politics of sports, including the globalization of North American sports and how technology is changing sports. He spoke at the George Bush Presidential Library in August 2007 to a specially selected and Department of State approved 20 college students from Indonesia, Venezuela, Russia, Turkey, Nigeria, Canada and the U.S. His book, The Business and Politics of Sports, has been critically acclaimed by academic journals and is used as part of a number of sports business management courses at schools throughout the United States.