In the world of high stakes sports analysis and sideline reporting, women of color can be rare finds. Rosalyn Gold-Onwude is even more of an anomaly because she’s a former college basketball star-turned-sideline reporter for Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area where, for the last two years, she has covered the Golden State Warriors.
“As a woman of color in sports broadcasting, I want to do good work and have a positive, visible influence,” said Rosalyn, a Stanford University grad who is a former Pac 10 defensive player of the year. “I hope other young women will look at what I’m doing and realize they too could have a career in sports media if they desire.”
After graduating from Stanford with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Sociology, Rosalyn met Doris Burke, a color analyst for both men’s and women’s basketball at the Final Four. After expressing an interest in pursuing a career in sports broadcasting, Burke invited Rosalyn to shadow her at the NBA Finals.
Since then, Rosalyn’s career has taken off, making her almost as big of a celebrity in the San Francisco Bay Area as the team she covers. Drake posted photos on social media and raved about meeting her, and then there’s that famous YouTube video showing Ros outshooting the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James in the basketball game, Pig.
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