Greater Washington
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Brett Haber

Brett Haber

Sport: Tennis
Category: Television Personality
Primary Team: null
Year Inducted: 2010

Brett Haber’s witty writing style and unconventional approach have made him one of the most celebrated sportscasters in the country. Less than three years after graduating from Dartmouth, Brett became the youngest anchor in the history of ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” During his time in Bristol, Connecticut, he teamed with Craig Kilborn and others to popularize the late-night “Feel Good Edition” of the national sports highlight show. While at ESPN, Brett also served as the network’s chief tennis correspondent and contributed to its award-winning issues program, “Outside the Lines.” From Bristol, Brett came to Washington, DC as the main sports anchor for WTTG Channel 5. After a three-year detour to his hometown of New York City, Brett returned to Washington, DC in 2002, and WUSA Channel 9, where he has been Sports Director for the past six years. He balances his duties at WUSA with those assigned to him by Tennis Channel, where he is a play-by-play announcer at various professional events. Brett’s assignments have taken him across the globe – from Wimbledon, to the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, to every corner of America. In 2009, USA Today recognized his extraordinary writing skills by publishing his monthly column in its sports section – something they had never before done with a broadcaster. Brett is dedicated to a variety of charities. For more than a decade, he has served on the board of the “Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation for Brain Tumor Patients and Their Families,” and he works closely with Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC, among other worthy causes.

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