Meet The Pros!
is the Host and Legal Analyst of HWTP Sports Talk with David Weinstein. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and thus a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan, David went to Miami, Florida to attend law school and has never left the Sunshine State.
For the past 30 years David has been a part of the Criminal Justice system in the Southern District of Florida (Fort Pierce to Key West) and has participated in more than 100 jury trials in both State and Federal court. He is a former State Prosecutor in Miami-Dade County as well as a former Assistant United State Attorney in the Miami US Attorney’s office. For the past nine years he has been in private practice in Miami. He has also become a much sought after legal expert on a variety of national, international and local news shows for networks such as FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS, CTV and the BBC World News. He has also contributed his legal expertise to many print media publications. Now he is bringing his learned legal opinions to Huddlin’ with the Pros. In addition to doing our show, Weinstein is part of the white collar litigation practice at Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, working in their Miami office.
is the Founder and Executive Producer of HWTP Sports Talk with David Weinstein. Jacqueline was raised in New City, New York. She received a Master of Science degree in Communications from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2017 and a Bachelor of Science in Communications-Public Relations at Mercy College in 2013.
She came to New City from Corona, Queens in 1975. Idolizing her father, Keith “Sticky” Parke (1936-2017), Jacqueline spent most of her time sitting with him listening to music from Reggae to Jazz to sports. Jackie’s father was a retired senior technician at CBS, and at the time, took her to her first sporting event, the US Open Tennis tournament when it was held at Forest Hills and then Flushing. Jackie’s father had a major influence on her from music to sports. With this passion, Jackie started Huddlin’ with the Pros in the mid-90s and it became the first behind the scenes, online sports magazine that focused on the off-field aspects of sports. The sports industry and athletes supported the magazine and it was compared to Sports Illustrated for its flare for writing and ESPN the magazine for its visual by the Journal News in 2000. The magazine was even featured in a college marketing book for branding. Unfortunately, the magazine folded in 2002 and years later, Jackie (still in her blood) decided to reinvent Huddlin’ with the Pros and re-launch it as a sports podcast with the same core themes of off-field discussions. HWTP Sports Talk with David Weinstein is a Sweet G Communications production, in honor of her mother the late Gloria H. Parke (1940-2005). Sweet G was a nickname that was given to her mother by her father. Jackie has an extensive background in the legal sector, business, and communications.
is the Editorial Manager of HWTP Sports Talk with David Weinstein. Laina is the newest member of HWTP team. She is currently finishing out her degree in Journalism at Michigan State University.
For the last half of her college career, Laina served as Founding Editor of The Tab Michigan State, an innovative media site geared toward Spartans and powered by student journalists. Her proudest achievement as editor was being able to help students realize their potential as writers and make a direct impact on their campus community. Laina is especially passionate about politics, watchdog journalism, and issues of societal inequality. She is an avid listener of music and podcasts. Laina is also an amateur graphic artist, enjoys art and illustration (especially her mom’s), and in another life would have been an interior designer. She has an undying love for good food, good wine, and Northern Michigan sunsets. Laina is based in Michigan, where her family takes care of an ever-growing number of rescue animals.