Turner Sports Inks Matt Winer to Multi-Year Contract Studio Host for NBA TV, Turner Sports Properties
Turner Sports announced today that they have signed veteran broadcaster Matt Winer to a multi-year agreement to serve as a studio host on NBA TV multiple nights a week and various Turner Sports properties which include Major League Baseball, NASCAR, the NBA, and professional golf. Winer will appear in studio for various programs on NBA TV throughout the regular season, including the network’s shoulder programming for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game and coverage for the NBA Playoffs and NBA Draft. Winer, who is scheduled to start the week of January 18, will also contribute to NBA.com.
“We are very happy to welcome Matt to the Turner Sports family and look forward to his debut on NBA TV,” said Jeff Behnke, SVP and executive producer for Turner Sports. “Matt is the epitome of professionalism and we are excited to add his talents to our telecasts.”
“Turner Sports has given me a fantastic opportunity to grow as a broadcaster,” said Winer. “I look forward to focusing on their core sports and working with some of the most respected professionals in TV. I can’t wait to get going in Atlanta.”
Previously, Winer spent more than eight years with ESPN serving as a SportsCenter anchor and studio host for numerous shows including NBA Fastbreak, NBA Coast-to-Coast, NBA Shootaround and coverage of MLB, NASCAR and the NFL. Winer was also the update anchor for ABC’s College Football Scoreboard.
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting, Inc., presents some of the best and most popular sporting events worldwide and is a leader in televised and online sports programming. With events airing on TBS and TNT, Turner Sports’ line-up includes NASCAR and NASCAR.COM, the NBA, Major League Baseball, professional golf, PGATOUR.COM and PGA.com. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA LEAGUE PASS Broadband, NBA Mobile, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
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