DeAngelo Hall, Bram Weinstein round out Washington Football radio broadcast crew


The search for the next voice of Washington Football has concluded, with the team announcing the additions of Bram Weinstein and DeAngelo Hall to its radio broadcast crew.

Julie Donaldson, hired in July as Senior Vice President of Media and Content, was tasked with making the hires and made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

My crew is set! Excited to announce DeAngelo Hall will serve as analyst and Bram Weinstein will join as the next play-by-play voice. DeAngelo spent 10 yrs playing for Washington. Bram has been a lifelong fan. We can’t wait to bring game day to you in a NEW & EXCITING way!

— Julie Donaldson (@juliedonaldson_) August 11, 2020

Weinstein and Hall, the latter of whom played 10 seasons in Washington, round out what will be a three-person radio booth – in addition to Donaldson – for the team's game day broadcasts.

Donaldson was hired to replace Larry Michael, who, after 16 years as the "voice of the Redskins," abruptly retired in mid-July, just one day prior to being named among those accused of improper behavior in a Washington Post expose chronicling rampant sexual harassment in the team's Ashburn offices.

Donaldson is the first woman to be named to an NFL team's game day broadcast booth.

In addition to making up the radio broadcast on Sundays, Donaldson, Hall and Weinstein will "take part in various parts of the team's weekly television broadcast programming with specifics to be released imminently," the team says in its press release announcing the hires.

"With DeAngelo's experience as the Pro-Bowl 'eyes' of our defense for a decade, not to mention his work with the NFL Network, and Bram's tenures as a sports broadcaster and a Washington Football fan, we'll be able to relate to and involve the players and the fans like never before," Donaldson said.

"I am incredibly excited and honored to be joining this storied franchise as the next game day analyst," Hall said of the news. "While I loved my time playing for Washington for the better part of 10 years, there is more I would have liked to have accomplished for the fans.

"This opportunity will allow me to make a lasting impact in a different way. We are heading into the future with Julie Donaldson and I am excited to be her teammate for this journey.""Since 1979, only two people have had the privilege of holding the position of play-by-play voice of the Washington Football Team," Weinstein said. "With that in mind, and knowing what this team means to our community, I am humbled and honored to be given this opportunity. This is the fulfillment of a dream.

"This is also an exciting time to start with so much change happening in and around the franchise. Julie Donaldson has what I believe is an amazing vision for what the modern fans will want from us and I'm proud to have been selected to be part of her team."

It's unclear at this time whether Chris Cooley or Rick 'Doc' Walker, both members of the previous radio broadcast crew, are still employed by the team. Although, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington, who first broke the news of the hires, noted in his report that "the new crew replaces long-time voice of the team Larry Michael as well as analysts Chris Cooley and Rick 'Doc' Walker from last season." Neither were mentioned in the Washington Football Team's press release.