NBA Insider and Senior Writer
Ramona Shelburne is an NBA Insider and senior writer for ESPN. She contributes to the network’s NBA coverage on ESPN.com, ESPN the Magazine, ESPN Radio and SportsCenter. She is a member of ESPN’s premiere long-form and investigative unit across multiple platforms.
She is the second half of a national radio show called Beadle & Shelburne, where she co-hosts with SportsNation’s host Michelle Beadle (debuts Feb. 14, 2016).
Additionally, she is a regular contributor on shows across ESPN networks like The Jump (debuts Feb. 18, 2016), Around the Horn, Pardon the Interruption, Outside the Lines, SportsNation, NBA Tonight, and NBA Coast to Coast. She also writes for espn W.
Shelburne has been recognized with multiple Pro Basketball Writers Association awards for column writing and breaking news. Her work has also appeared in Sports Illustrated, Stanford Magazine and Sports Illustrated for Women.
She began her career at ESPN as a columnist for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Prior to ESPN, she spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News as a columnist and reporter from 2002-2009.
She earned a master’s degree in Communication and a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Stanford University. During her years at Stanford, she was a three-time Academic All-American athlete in softball and played on the first Stanford team to make the NCAA tournament in 1998 and Women’s College World Series in 2001. Her teammate was fellow ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza.