Where Are They Now?

Ed Berliner

Best known in these parts as "Nando" the Miami Dolphins reporter on Tedd Webb's Sports Huddle.

Ed was a regular on the Miami scene for years before heading to New York for the New Sports TV Network. He now hosts a nightly sports talk show for Clear Channel in Denver.

Now a member of SAG, his last role was in the Brian Dennehy TV film "3 Blind Mice" last fall and he'll be heard as the PBP voice on the new HBO series "Baseball Wives" debuting in 2003... Ed says "I'm in the pilot, hopefully in the series as well when they go into production."


Spanning an award winning career as a hard hitting investigative journalist, a dedicated and innovative broadcaster, and a successful business owner in the broadcast production field, Ed Berliner has earned an impeccable reputation among his media peers. In the television, radio, motion picture and print journalism field, Mr. Berliner is known for his unique style, his tenacious and thorough coverage of stories and issues, and his expertise in quality production and presentation.

Most recently, Mr. Berliner has helped to create the signature style presented through the Fox Sports Regional Network, serving as co-anchor at the Fox Sports Regional bureaus in Colorado (Rocky Mountain), Seattle, Detroit and Florida. While assisting also in production and investigative roles, Mr. Berliner has also served as the host for the Fox Sports Regional Network coverage of the Super Bowl, NASCAR events, the Indianapolis 500 and the Stanley Cup playoffs. His solo anchoring role of the Super Bowl was part of the coverage utilized nationally by the Fox Sports Regional Network, earning the network recognition for breaking news.

In radio, Mr. Berliner's signature style and quick wit is currently heard on KKZN, "760 The Zone" in Denver, Colorado from 2-6pm locally, Monday through Friday. He brings to the Rockies much of the production and interview style made popular from his nationally syndicated program, "The Fastest Show In Sports", heard weekdays on the "SportsFan Radio Network" for almost 4 years. The program's in-depth interview format and blend of hard news and issue coverage, rollicking entertainment and caller interaction broke new ground in radio production. A few of his personal highlights include interviews with late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, boxing great Muhammad Ali, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, film director Spike Lee, and political guests such as Senator Fred Thompson and then-Presidential candidate George Bush, Jr. But the most memorable in thousands of interviews would be Harry Caray on February 13, 1998. This interview from Harry's winter home in Arizona was to be his last, as the broadcasting legend collapsed and died the next day. This interview and edited comments from it was carried by numerous radio and print publications around the country, and was nominated for special Spot News coverage honors by several organizations.

Mr. Berliner has the unique distinction of being part of the creative teams for two groundbreaking sports cable networks. In 1990, he was chosen as the lead anchor and CO-Executive Producer for first ever 24 hour sports/news cable network, "Sports News Network". SNN, seen in over 15 million homes, set the stage for a new and profitable entry into sports cable broadcasting, creating 30 minute sportscasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During it's short tenure, SNN raised the bar for sports/news reporting, led by Mr. Berliner's breaking news coverage of the Pete Rose tax evasion trial, the Triple Crown Series, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In 1995, Mr. Berliner was again chosen to assist in setting industry standards as Lead Anchor and Managing Editor of the "Newsport" cable network, seen in over 45 million homes. As a solo anchor for the network signature programs, including the 90 minute "Newsport Talk" and the sports/newscast "Scoreboard Central", Mr. Berliner created the widely popular 30 minute "Fastest 30 Minutes in Sports", which to this day is considered a forerunner of the FOX Sports Regional Network concept.

Since 1980, Mr. Berliner has been the President of Sportsline Communications, a television and radio production and reporting firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. SCI provides broadcast production services and ENG news services with crews based in 42 of the top 50 television markets. Over the years, SCI has worked with every American and many international television networks for coverage of such diverse events as NFL games and Super Bowl, MLB games and the World Series, NBA games and the NBA playoffs, NHL games and the Stanley Cup Playoffs, MLS and playoffs, NASCAR events (including Winston Cup, Busch Grand National and Craftsman Truck Series), CART and IRL events, thorobred horse racing, NCAA events including the football, baseball and basketball National Championships, PGA, LPGA and Senior PGA events, pro volleyball many others. SCI also consults and manages a diverse range of sporting events through the concept of "Event Media Management", bringing events wider national and international coverage joined with a multitude of marketing and promotional packages. SCI also provides a wide variety of film and television pre and post production/ENG services to national and international news/sports television stations and networks.

Sportsline Communications created a new niche in the development and marketing of media relations for the Orange Bowl Committee. SCI produced and distributed satellite feeds for the NCAA Football Championship, the first college football bowl game to provide this service and national and regional TV stations. The satellite feeds produced and delivered by SCI were utilized by all major networks and over 50 stations locally. In helping to promote the Orange Bowl Classic, these feeds were seen in over 45 million homes. Television ratings for the CBS broadcast showed a significant increase from the year prior, and OBC management credited in part the SCI services provided for the success. The SCI Satellite Production division counts Jiffy Lube International, Sears Roebuck, American Airlines, Jim McLean's Golf Schools, Emerald First Financial, and the Doral Resort and Country Club as recent clients.

The success of SCI led Mr. Berliner in 2001 to form a second production service, Speeding Bullet Media Group, the first and only true "one stop media shop". SBMG offers a wide variety of media related services including marketing, public relations, pre and post production services in video, film, still photography and internet, a fully staffed printing press service, internet creation and management, and site coordination/talent services. Working in conjunction with existing services through SCI, SBMG services are available worldwide through the internet site of:

In the summer of 1997, SCI was chosen as the Executive Producer and managed production of all PGA of America related programming (including the PGA of America video library), all University of Miami broadcast/cable television programming, and all commercial/industrial production for both entities. During this time, Mr. Berliner was chosen as the Executive Producer, writer and Host of the highly successful "Sunshine State College Football" series, syndicated in every Florida television market. This series was nominated in 4 categories for the 1998 Florida regional Emmy Awards and was awarded the 1998 Communicator Award for "Best Sports Program", defeating over 4,000 entries with the "Sunshine State College Football Preview".

In 1990, Mr. Berliner teamed up with Miami Dolphins owner Tim Robbie to create the first "Broadcast Services" division for a National Football League franchise. This ground breaking marketing and media concept led to the creation of a working radio and television production studio housed at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, owned and operated by the Dolphins organization. From this studio, several distinct and club owned radio programs were broadcast to over 40 stations in the State of Florida, providing a new and unique revenue stream for the franchise. This model has since been copied and utilized by more than half of the current NFL franchises for the formation of their own "in house" broadcasting divisions. Mr. Berliner was also in charge of overseeing broadcast rights negotiations for both the Dolphins radio and television rights, the Miami Dolphins Radio Network, along with being in charge of all quality control issues for creating new marketing and revenue possibilities for the Dolphins.

Hired in Miami as the youngest sports anchor in local television history, Mr. Berliner has been affiliated with CBS, FOX, and ESPN networks during his career. Mr. Berliner also served as the Executive Producer for Sports at WSVN-TV in Miami, Florida, assisting in the creation of nightly programming and weekend long form programming. His production of WSVN's pre-game show for the 1995 Super Bowl was nominated for a regional Emmy Award and ACE Award.

On radio, Mr. Berliner has served as the signature voice for many a national and international network, including the ABC Radio Network, CBS Radio Network, ESPN Radio Network, Associated Press, United Press International, Mutual Broadcasting System, Prime Sports Radio Network, CBC and BBC among his many working relationships. His distinctive voice and style has also been heard extensively on distinguished major market affiliates such as WABC (NY), WFAN (NY), WIP (Phila-delphia), WSB (Atlanta), WBBM (Chicago), WFLA (Tampa), KABC (LA), and XTRA (San Diego). Mr. Berliner has also served as color commentator and trackside reporter for the NASCAR Radio Network, covering Winston Cup, Busch Grand National, and Craftsman Truck Series events.

Mr. Berliner's list of additional sports broadcasting accomplishments is as varied as it is impressive. He has performed play-by-play duties for the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, University of Miami Football, Baseball & Basketball programs, the Motor Racing Network, Fort Lauderdale Strikers NASL Soccer, PGA and LPGA golf, Lipton Internat-ional Tennis Championships, powerboat racing events, professional mens and womens volleyball, and Arena Football. He has also since 1990 been the signature voice of the Orange Bowl Football Classic, and for 15 years was the signature voice for the Miami Grand Prix and all motor racing events at the Homestead Motor Speedway in Homestead, Florida.

Mr. Berliner has three times been named the Florida Radio Sportscaster of the Year, earned several individual achievement awards from the Associated Press, and was twice nominated for Florida Sportscaster of the Year. He has also received accolades for his gavel-to-gavel news coverage of the Theodore Bundy murder trial for the ABC Radio Network. Mr. Berliner also remains active in many charitable organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the Adam Walsh Foundation, and Big Brothers / Big Sisters of America.

Mr. Berliner resides in Denver, Colorado and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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