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SportsCenter anchor Steve Weissman joined ESPN in January 2010. He previously has worked for Comcast SportsNet California (2006-2009) and stations in Michigan and Wisconsin. He tells Front Row about his varied Twitter following, the bond he shares with a fellow SportsCenter anchor, and a tennis challenge to any of his colleagues.
Twitter handle: @SWeissmanESPN
Following: 526 (as of 10/25/2012)
When did you join Twitter, and what do you like about it?
I started actively tweeting about two years ago. I like the access and immediacy Twitter provides to breaking news and athletes. I can shape my timeline to my exact interests and needs. It also provides a great forum to interact with our fans and viewers.
Who do you enjoy following most on Twitter and why? Who’s the most notable person following you?
[ESPN’s] Darren Rovell and Michele Steele provide fantastic information that is unique and noteworthy. Golfer Luke Donald and I were fraternity brothers at Northwestern University and it took me calling him out on national TV, but he’s a loyal follower now! The rapper Fabolous follows me, which is pretty cool since I’m a big fan. My favorite new follower is Redskins running back Alfred Morris.
The Washington Post noted that you and fellow SC anchor and Silver Spring, Md. native Bram Weinstein share similar career paths. How often do you two talk about similar experiences?
It’s that pipeline from Springbrook High School to SportsCenter. Since Bram is six years older than me, I actually knew one of his friends as a teacher. We share a strong passion for DC sports and will commiserate together when the Redskins lose. In fact, our desks at work are right next to each other and it’s nice to have that hometown bond.
You were a high school tennis star. Who’s the best player among your ESPN colleagues (excluding tennis analysts)?
That’s easy. Prim Siripipat. She played tennis at Duke and grew up training with Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish. I think we could take anyone in a sports anchor-mixed doubles match.