David J. Weinert is a scholar of the First Amendment and communication/media law, as well as an eminent major market radio on-air talent and voice-over artist. With more than 20 years of faculty and administrative experience at the university level, Weinert’s academic research, focuses on First Amendment issues, free speech, and Federal Communications Commission regulation of radio and television broadcast content.

He has taught at UNC, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Syracuse University; Penn State, the University of Alabama; the University of Michigan; Wayne State University; and the University of Detroit Mercy.

Weinert is a member of the American Association for University Professors, American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Law and Policy Division, Broadcast Education Association Law and Policy Division, and Media Law Resource Center.

In addition, he has more than 12 years of commercial radio broadcasting experience. His private sector achievements include hosting daily full-time commercial radio shows at CBS in Los Angeles (KCBS-FM), various radio stations in Detroit, launching marketing and promotional campaigns, thousands of public appearances and presentations, working with community organizations and constituents, managing employees, multiplying audience size, increasing revenue streams, and adhering to fiscal budgets.


  • Ph.D., Penn State