Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sportscaster Ros Gold-Owunde

If women can play basketball, why can't they cover it as sportscasters?

Rosalyn "Ros" Gold-Owunde covers National Basketball Association games for Turner Network Television, after having been a sideline reporter for the Golden State Warriors in the San Francisco Bay Area.  And when she's not covering the boys, she covers their female counterparts in the Women's National Basketball Association -specifically, the WNBA's New York team, the Liberty.  

So what does a girl who never played professional basketball know about the sport?  Plenty, as Ms. Gold-Owunde played college basketball at Stanford, under the guidance of Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer. Tara VanDerveer just happens to know Ros's mom; they were roommates in college.

Ros Gold-Owunde gets her exotic looks - and her exotic name - from her Jewish mother, Pat Gold, and her Nigerian father, Austin Onwude.

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