Brett Haber is an American sportscaster. He is currently the Sports Director for WUSA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Washington, DC. In the mid-1990s he was an anchor on ESPN's flagship news program SportsCenter.
In addition to his tenures at WUSA-TV and ESPN, Haber has worked in the sports departments of WNNE-TV (White River Junction, Vermont), WCAX-TV (Burlington, Vermont), WCPO-TV (Cincinnati), WTTG-TV (Washington, DC) and WCBS-TV (New York). Haber replaced the legendary sportscaster Warner Wolf as Sports Director of WCBS in 2000, anchoring sportscasts on the station's 5pm and 11pm newscasts, while Wolf continued to handle the 6pm report, but Wolf resumed anchoring all shows when Haber left the station in 2003.
Haber forayed into non-sports radio in 2003, hosting the morning drive program on Washington, DC's hot adult contemporary outlet Z-104 (WWZZ-FM). Haber left WWZZ to return to television full-time in 2004. The radio station folded in 2005. Haber has also done a variety of play-by-play and sideline assignments, including New York Jets pre-season football, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, ATP Tennis, PBR Bull Riding, and the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. He has been an occasional host of the Fidelity Investments CBS SportsDesk, seen during CBS network sports programming on weekends, and has filled in for studio host Ernie Johnson on TNT's coverage of the NBA.
In addition to his duties at WUSA, Haber currently serves as a play-by-play announcer for Tennis Channel, calling ATP and WTA matches as well various tournaments on the Champions Tour. Beginning in 2008, Haber became one of the emcees for the annual induction weekend festivities at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI.
In the summer of 2009, Haber, who has been widely lauded as a writer, joined the roster of sports columnists at USA Today. He has been one of the rotating contributors to the "Keeping Score" column which appears on page 3 of the paper's sports section. His first column appeared in the paper on September 2, 2009.
Haber has been honored with 17 regional Emmy Awards, including an active streak of four consecutive wins as the Mid-Atlantic's outstanding sports anchor in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Haber was part of the cast of SportsCenter that won the national Emmy for best studio show in 1996. He has also won the national Edward R. Murrow Award for sports reporting, and was honored by the ATP Tour in 1997 with the prestigious Ron Bookman Award as the top international tennis journalist.
Haber is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He is a member of the board of directors of the Tim & Tom Gullkison Foundation for brain tumor patients and their families.