||Matthew Ward Winer
January 10, 1969
St Louis, Missouri, U.S.
||University of Missouri, (1991) B.A., Journalism
||NBATV and Turner Sports (TBS/TNT) sports anchor, journalist, NBATV show host
Matthew Ward Winer (born January 10, 1969) is an American television personality who is currently working for Turner Sports. Winer also was known for working eight years at ESPN.
Turner Sports signed Winer in 2010 to contribute to coverage of sports across its networks. He became the primary studio host for Major League Baseball on TBS, replacing Ernie Johnson Jr., who moved into a play-by-play role. He is also a studio host on NBA TV, and contributes to TNT's coverage of NASCAR and the PGA Tour. He is one of the studio hosts for College Basketball on CBS.
Winer worked for ESPN from 2001 through 2009 He was often seen as an anchor on ESPNEWS and the 6:00pm ET edition of SportsCenter, or as a host of NBA Fastbreak and College Football Scoreboard. He also hosted the SportsCenter 30 at 30 Update during Saturday Night Football and game updates during ABC's coverage of college football.
Prior to ESPN, Winer worked at four different television stations: KSDK-TV in St. Louis, Missouri, WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, WJTV-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, and KTVQ-TV in Billings, Montana.
Winer is a graduate of the University of Missouri and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He has been nominated for four regional sports Emmys.