Brian Windhorst Biography
Brian Windhorst is an American sportswriter for ESPN.com who covers the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed “Windy”, he was the Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer for the Akron Beacon Journal from 2003 through the summer of 2008.
Brian Windhorst Age and Wife
The American sportswriter was born on January 29, 1978. He is aged 41 years as of 2019.
The NBA sports columnist is the husband of Omaha-born lawyer Maureen Ellen Fulton. The couple reportedly got married in 2012 in a lavished outdoor ceremony at Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha.
Brian Windhorst Education
He attended high school in Akron, Ohio at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School. It was the same school that James would later attend and graduated from Kent State University with a degree in journalism in 2000.Brian Windhorst Photo
Brian Windhorst Book
- Pluto, Terry and Windhorst, Brian of 2007. The Franchise: LeBron James and the Remaking of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland, OH: Gray & Company, Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59851-028-7
- Pluto, Terry and Windhorst, Brian of 2009. LeBron James: The Making of an MVP. Cleveland, OH: Gray & Company, Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59851-059-1
- McMenamin, David and Windhorst, Brian of 2017. Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History.
- New York City, NY: Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 978-1478971689
Brian Windhorst Career
He began to work for Cleveland newspaper The Plain Dealer in October 2008. He moved to ESPN in 2010 after LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. Windhorst began covering James during his high school playing career and began covering the Cavaliers in 2003, the year that James was drafted. While James was the youngest player in the NBA, Windhorst was the youngest traveling NBA beat writer.
In 2007, he co-wrote The Franchise: LeBron James and the Remaking of the Cleveland Cavaliers with sports columnist Terry Pluto. His writing at The Plain Dealer was honored by the United States Basketball Writers Association for Best Game Story in 2009 and by the Associated Press.
In 2010, he left the Plain Dealer for ESPN to cover James’ new team, the Miami Heat. Prior to leaving The Plain Dealer, he contributed columns to ESPN.com and made appearances on ESPN First Take. In an interview, Windhorst stated that “obviously LeBron’s a huge factor” in his decision to join ESPN, but that the Cavaliers “need to move on” without James.
On October 10, 2014, it was announced that Windhorst would join ESPN Cleveland on WKNR AM 850 in Cleveland to be their Cavaliers beat reporter and analyst, as well as host his own weekly program on sister station WWGK AM 1540. The move followed James’ re-signing with the Cavaliers in 2014.