LEFAIR Volume 10

Page 160


STEVE WEISSMAN NF L Net wo rk & Te nnis Channe l Spor ts c as te r Photographer Tracy Kahn @tracykahn Writer Madeline Rosene @madelinerosene Wardrobe Stylist Cristen Stefanelli @cestyle Groomer Sarah Huggins @mr.sarah Location Venice Beach

“ If there is something you really want,

make a plan and execute it. Goals without plans are just dreams.”


t’s Sunday morning brunch in Venice Beach. We just wrapped our photo shoot with Steve Weissman, NFL Network and Tennis Channel broadcaster. Graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, former ESPN anchor, and now a proud yogi and Angeleno, Steve has a compelling background in sports reporting and has won numerous awards for his rich and colorful stories. Steve is wearing a necklace with SW19 engraved. SW19 holds significance to Steve as it represents both his initials and birth date, as well as the postal code of Wimbledon in London England. An old street musician plays a loud and slow cover of Hotel California, our shitake omelettes are cooked just right, and the almond milk cappuccinos are strong. Steve Weissman is focused and driven. He is one of those individuals who has always had a keen sense of clarity (even when it comes to what fashion brands he prefers. I see you, AllSaints jacket). He intuitively knows what he wants out of life and isn’t afraid to go after it. At age five, he discovered that he wanted to be a sportscaster and displayed unwavering determination to reach his goals. He enjoys helping others make their dreams come true as well. Last year, he gave the commencement speech at his high school and coincidentally enough, Steve helped judge the Miss Connecticut USA pageant in 2012 whose winner wound up competing with our cover star, Olivia Culpo (then, Miss Rhode Island). Steve packs a lot into a day — a sunrise photo shoot, interview, and then it’s off to Cincinnati to cover the Western and Southern Open.


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