Ramona Shelburne Inks Multi-Year Renewal With ESPN
February 4, 2016 at 3:59 AM (PT)
Reporter and host RAMONA SHELBURNE's new multi-year renewal deal with ESPN will expand her role on SPORTSCENTER and the new NBA show "THE JUMP" and will include the previously-announced ESPN RADIO show "BEADLE AND SHELBURNE" with MICHELLE BEADLE, which will launch FEBRUARY 21st for SUNDAYS noon-2p (ET). SHELBURNE, who joined ESPN as a LOS ANGELES-based reporter in 2009 from the LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS, is a frequent fill-in host on the network's KSPN-A (ESPN LA 710 AM)/LOS ANGELES.
“I’ve had the unique experience of growing up at ESPN, so it’s incredibly humbling to be empowered to take on bigger and more impactful stories and roles going forward,” said SHELBURNE. “I can remember when there were just a dozen folks in the LOS ANGELES offices and a small TV operation in the studio next door. It’s really awesome to see how we’ve built things out in LA with strong, intelligent female voices like my friends MICHELLE BEADLE, JESSICA MENDOZA and RACHEL NICHOLS.”
“There’s no one I’d rather spend my SUNDAY mornings with than RAMONA,” said BEADLE. “She’s a night owl. I’m a morning person. Together, words will be said out loud.”
“From her leadership on the DONALD STERLING story through her recent moving profile of RONDA ROUSEY, RAMONA’s stories have always been must reads,” said ESPN EVP/Global Strategy and Original Content MARIE DONOGHUE. “We are thrilled she will now take her storytelling across new platforms and shows.”
“This is happy news. RAMONA is a force of nature — a tireless, adventurous, joyous storyteller,” said ESPN SVP, SPORTSCENTER and News ROB KING. “Simply put, she makes us better.”