5x WNBA Champion to Serve as Analyst & Guest Contributor
FOX Sports North, together with the Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that five-time WNBA Champion Rebekkah Brunson is joining FOX Sports North as a Timberwolves analyst for ten telecasts this season.
The five-time WNBA All-Star made her first FOX Sports North Timberwolves appearance earlier today – WATCH VIDEO – and is slated to make her official debut on Wednesday, Jan. 2 for the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Boston game. Brunson will join Dave Benz and Jim Petersen courtside and serve as a second analyst, providing unique insight on the game. She will join Benz and Petersen behind the mic on Jan. 2, Jan. 18, Feb. 8, Feb. 13, Mar 17 and April 10.
Additionally, Brunson will join Wolves Live on Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 27, Feb. 11 and Mar. 9 to provide viewers with a number of one-on-one interviews and exclusive content.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join Dave, Jim and the rest of the FOX Sports North crew this season,” said Brunson. “This is a very unique opportunity for me and I can’t wait to have this platform to continue my passion for the game that I love.”
Brunson, a WNBA All-Star this past season for the fifth time in her career, has spent the last nine of her 15-year career with the Lynx. The Washington D.C. native totaled a season-high 15 points and 12 rebounds on July 5 vs. Los Angeles, her 82nd career double-double, passing Yolanda Griffith for sixth on the WNBA’s all-time list. With her 12-rebound performance in that July 5 contest, she overtook both Lisa Leslie (3307) and Tamika Catchings (3316) to become the WNBA’s all-time leader in career rebounds. In 2018, was named to the WNBA’s All-Defensive Second Team for the sixth time in her career. Brunson is the Lynx franchise leader in rebounds, defensive rebounds and offensive rebounds. Off the court, she has started her own business, Sweet Gypsy Waffle Truck with her wife Bobbi and the two welcomed their first child, Graham into the world this past September.
“We’re excited to have a current Minnesota Lynx player join our Timberwolves TV team, her knowledge and energy will be an asset to our telecasts and her relationship with (her former Lynx coach) analyst Jim Petersen will give viewers inside information on game strategy, “ said Tony Tortorici, Executive Producer for FOX Sports North.