Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reported this morning that former Stanford women's basketball star Ros Gold-Onwude will be joining the CSN Bay Area staff to do sideline reporting for Golden State Warriors games.
The Stanford alum has most recently been doing color commentary for the WNBA's New York Liberty on MSG Network broadcasts as well as commentary for the Santa Cruz Warriors. You can see a few clips of her doing WNBA and women's college basketball games in her 2012 broadcasting reel and Page 31 had even more on Gold-Onwude, including what it means to her to be a female broadcaster and how she reached out to other female broadcasters to give her advice along the way.
Doris is the only real female analyst on the NBA side. She's intelligent, well prepared, and she isn't looking for anything other than quality to work. If you speak to any analyst about her, they talk about how sharp her points are. Doris was someone who was eager to help me find a way in this business and allowed me to shadow her during the NBA Playoffs. She said, ‘if you can get here, you can shadow me.' So I saved up and made it and it was great. I also like Kara Lawson who is in the WNBA now. She's excellent; she's very intelligent, and well informed. I like her style.
Gold-Onwude will replace Ric Bucher as CSN's sideline reporter for Warriors games and, given her Nerd City pedigree, I assure you she's a better dancer.
For a bit more on Gold-Onwude's background, check out our brief post from when she was hired by the Santa Cruz Warriors in 2012.