From the hardwood to the broadcast booth, check out some current and former WNBA players that have taken their talents to television.
NBA TV Analyst
.@Candace_Parker & Turner Sports reach multi-year extension
Parker to add podcast co-hosting duties to her role as dynamic basketball analyst across Turner Sports’ NBA and NCAA Tournament coverage
— TurnerSportsPR (@TurnerSportsPR) September 9, 2019
A mother, professional athlete and broadcaster, Candace Parker can do it all.
The 2x MVP, 5x All-Star and WNBA champion joined the NBA TV broadcast booth in 2018. In September, Parker agreed to a multi-year extension with Turner to continue her full-time role as an analyst for NBA on TNT, NBA TV and NCAA Tournament coverage. Parker and colleague Kristen Ledlow will also launch a new basketball podcast this upcoming season, continuing their coverage of the NBA across multiple platforms. Although it’s considered the “offseason” for Parker, her coverage of the NBA is just getting started.
Women’s Basketball Analyst and Reporter
This job keeps us away from our families more than we’d like. But these three make that time together absolutely delightful. Thank you to them and our #WNBAFinals crew for continuing to make this the best job in the world. pic.twitter.com/cQe9s3edr9
— Rebecca Lobo (@RebeccaLobo) October 11, 2019
A WNBA legend and member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Rebecca Lobo has been a full-time WNBA and Women’s College Basketball analyst for ESPN since 2004. Most recently, Lobo was a color commentator during the 2019 WNBA Playoffs and Finals.
Fox Sports North Timberwolves Analyst
The Only 5x @WNBA champ ☑️
5x All-Star ☑️
All-Time Rebound Queen ☑️
Food Truck Owner ☑️
NBA Broadcaster ☑️
Is there anything she can’t do? pic.twitter.com/KWsGt2pAPa
— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) January 3, 2019
A 5x WNBA champion, Rebekkah Brunson has the most titles for an individual player in WNBA history. She made her broadcasting debut covering the Minnesota Timberwolves for Fox Sports North in January. With the Timberwolves’ season underway, Brunson will continue her coverage as an analyst for Fox Sports North this season.
I’ve got some news: thrilled to announce that I’ve accepted a full-time position as an NBA analyst for @espn while still playing in the @WNBA! So blessed to work for a company that supports the rising generation of sports fans, women and diverse voices. pic.twitter.com/GiOPcKWZfU
— Chiney Ogwumike (@Chiney321) May 1, 2018
A former first overall selection and current member of the Los Angeles Sparks, Chiney Ogwumike signed a multi-year contract with ESPN in 2018 to become a full-time basketball analyst. She joins teammate Candace Parker as yet another active player in the league to currently hold a broadcasting role. So far in just over a year with ESPN, Ogwumike has appeared on shows such as First Take, Get Up!, The Jump and His & Hers. This season, Ogwumike looks to be a focal part of ESPN’s NBA coverage.
Big Ten Network Basketball Analyst
— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) October 30, 2019
The Chicago Sky’s Jantel Lavender joins the Big Ten Network this season as a Basketball Analyst. Lavender is no stranger to the Big Ten Conference, as she graduated from Ohio State as a three-time All-American. In addition, Lavender became the only basketball player in the conference’s history to earn four Big Ten Player of the Year awards.