Play By Play: 13 Black Women Sportscasters We Love

Yolanda Sangweni Apr, 28, 2014

1 of 13 Doug Pensinger/ Getty

This veteran reporter on FOX Sports is a fixture on the sidelines of NFL and NBA games. During her recent run-in with "the hair police," Oliver gave a firm reminder of what's important when she's on the field. "You're out there trying to catch players, get your reports turned around quickly, and I may or may not have time to put on lip gloss or powder my face," she said.

2 of 13 Al Messerschmidt/ Getty

This former collegiate women's basketball player was one of the first to get a comment from disgraced (ahem, racist) Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's wife this weekend. Salters has covered the NBA and NFL for over a decade.

3 of 13 AP Images

By now Miller is a staple on NBA sidelines. A two-time basketball Hall of Famer, she has covered, and coached, the game for over two decades.

4 of 13 Ilya S. Savenok/ Getty

This Detroit native lives and breathes sports, co-hosting both ESPN2's Numbers Never Lie and the His & Hers sports podcast.

5 of 13 Gustavo Caballero/ Getty

Moderating heated sports debates betwen Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless is no easy task. Champion has to do it every day on their lively daytime ESPN talk show, First Take.

6 of 13 John Lamparski/ Getty

Steele has risen through the ranks of sports commentating, starting as a sports reporter at a CBS affiliate in Indiana to now co-hosting ESPN's NBA Countdown. She's also co-hosted SportCenter, and contributed to ESPN First Take and SportNation.

7 of 13 John Lamparski/ Getty

The Emmy winner and former college track and field star covers the NFL and the NBA on ESPN shows like SportCenter and Sunday NFL Countdown.

8 of 13 Kristina Pink

Pink is a sideline reporter for Fox Sports, covering the Los Angeles Clippers.

9 of 13 NBC Sports

A former college athlete and WNBA coach, Winters Scott covers the NBA, WNBA and NCAA for a variety of television and radio networks, including ESPN, Fox Sports, Raycom and CBS Radio.

10 of 13 NBC Sports

Fulton, a seasoned sports reporter, currently works as an anchor and reporter for Comcast's SportsNet Central covering the NFL and NBA. And she's a proud member of #teamnatural!

11 of 13 Maria Taylor/ Facebook

A former NCAA athlete (she played volleyball for the University of Georgia), Taylor now serves as an ESPN sideline reporter covering college football, basketball and volleyball.

12 of 13 Kara Lawson/ Facebook

When she's not playing for the Washington Mystics WNBA team, Lawson is a basketball analyst on ESPN. 

13 of 13 Instagram

25-year-old Taylor Rooks may be new to the sportscasting field but the talent is proving that she's here to stay. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate is a host, reporter and anchor for SportsNet New York. During the 2016-2017 college football season, she was named the sideline reporter for the CBS Sports Network.