Ramona Shelburne

Ramona Shelburne

NBA Insider and Senior Writer

Ramona Shelburne is an NBA Insider and senior writer for ESPN. She regularly contributes to the network’s NBA coverage on NBA Today, ESPN.com, ESPN Radio and SportsCenter. She is a member of ESPN’s premiere long-form and investigative unit across multiple platforms. She also writes for ESPNW.

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.

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