Brian Windhorst

by John Max 22 Sep,2020
Brian Windhorst
Personal Info
  • Famous Name
  • Birth Name Brian Windhorst
  • Birth Place Akron, Ohio
  • Famous Name Brian Windhorst
  • Net Worth $1 million
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession Sportswriter
  • Currently Working For ESPN
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Maureen Ellen Fulton m. 2012
  • Children 1

Brian Windhorst is an American sportswriter who currently works for, covering the National Basketball Association (NBA). Earlier, he worked as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer for the Akron Beacon Journal and Cleveland newspaper The Plain Dealer.

Akron, Ohio native, Brian Windhorst, was born on January 29, 1978, under the star sign Aquarius. The forty-two years old is an American by nationality and is of a White Ethnic background.

How Much Is Brian Windhorst Net Worth?

A professional since 2003, Brian Windhorst has earned a decent sum of money through his sports writing career. As of 2020, he has an estimated net worth of $1 million. 

As reported, writers at ESPN earn $85,000 annually, or $41 per hour, which is 76 percent higher than the national average for all Reporters at $38,000 annually and 27 percent higher than the national salary average for ​all working Americans.

Is Brian Windhorst Married?

Brian Windhorst is married to Maureen Ellen Fulton. The couple exchanged the vows in an outdoor ceremony at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha in 2012. The couple shares a son, Dane. 

Brian Windhorst and his wife, Maureen Ellen Fulton SOURCE: The New York Times

His wife, Maureen is a daughter of Mary P. Fulton and Rick L. Fulton of Omaha. She graduated from the University of Missouri and received a law degree from Ohio State. Unlike other Wags, Maureen has maintained a low key personal life. 

Early Life & Education

Brian Windhorst was born to Todd E. Windhorst and Merrylou Windhorst. He enrolled at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, the same school that Lebron James would later attend. After graduation,  he enrolled at Kent State University, earning a degree in journalism in 2000.


In 2003, Brian started covering the Cleveland Cavaliers, the same year LeBron James was drafted. There he worked until the summer of 2008, where he notable co-wrote The Franchise: LeBron James and the Remaking of the Cleveland Cavaliers with sports columnist Terry Pluto. Then he started to work for Cleveland newspaper The Plain Dealer in October 2008.

In 2010, he moved to the ESPN to cover James' new team Miami Heat. In an interview, Windhorst cleared that "obviously LeBron's a huge factor" to join ESPN.

After James re-signed to Cavaliers in 2014, Brian joined ESPN Cleveland on WKNR AM 850 in Cleveland as a beat reporter and analyst and host his weekly program on sister station WWGK AM 1540 on October 10, 2014, 

In addition to writing for ESPN, Windhorst hosts the popular Hoop Collective podcast.

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