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Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson
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Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson in studio at Stadium Television Network at The United Center in Chicago, Illinois on August 16, 2021.
BornMay 28, 1985
Newark, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Alma materHofstra University
Eastern University
OccupationSportswriter, Journalist, Columnist, Sports analyst, Editor, Podcast host
Years active1997 - present
Known forradio, television, journalism
Websitescoopb.com

Brandon Robinson, known professionally as Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson, is an American television host, personality, executive producer, podcaster & sportswriter who is currently an NBA Insider at Bally Sports Network. Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson is mainly known for his time with CBS Sports Radio, where he was a radio host and sports columnist.[1][2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

As a child, he attended the Bruce Beck and Ian Eagle Sports Broadcasting Camp. He is an alum of Don Bosco Preparatory High School,[4] where he was sports editor of the Ironman newspaper.[5]

He completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Eastern University[5] and graduated with a master's degree in journalism from Hofstra University.[6] He was sports editor of Eastern's Waltonian newspaper and public address announcer of Eastern's soccer, volleyball, basketball and lacrosse teams.[7]

Career[edit]

Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson began his career at the age of 12, co-hosting Nets Slammin' Planet on the now-defunct Radio AAHS (later AAHS World Radio).[8][6]

Over the years, Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson contributed as a writer to sports and entertainment magazines such as Regal Sports Radio's D & Davis Show,[9] Slam magazine,[10] The Source,[11] Billboard,[12] CBS Local Sports,[13] Respect.,[14] Vibe,[15] Jet,[16] Ebony.[17] He's appeared regularly as a sports contributor on television and radio programming, including Sirius XM radio Arise News, Complex and ESPN.[18][19][20][21]

While working at The Source, on one occasion he crowdfunded $2,370 through GoFundMe to fly to New Orleans to cover the 2014 NBA All Star Game after The Source refused to cover his travel costs.[22][23][24]

After leaving The Source in 2015, he started co-hosting a sports podcast on CBS Radio called Brown and Scoop and also served as a sports columnist for the network.[25][26][27][28][29]

Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson left CBS Radio in 2016 and joined Respect magazine as managing editor and columnist where his writing tackled the intersection of sports, entertainment, lifestyle and politics. In March 2018, he became a senior writer at Basketball Society. He also contributed to Heavy as a senior sports writer.[28][30][31][32]

In May 2021, he joined Bally Sports Network as a National NBA Insider.[33][34][35]

Personal life[edit]

Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson's interest in sports began in the 1990s while working in his family's shoe businesses, Men's Walker and The Athlete’s Foot,[36] in Harlem, New York City.[37]

He was diagnosed with alopecia areata in 2016.[38]

Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson is a humanities lecturer at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey[39] and a visiting professor at Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication in Athens, Ohio[40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "After Hours with Amy Lawrence - Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson, RESPECT Magazine NBA Columnist". CBS Sports Radio. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "Syracuse Orange: Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson interview". Inside The Loudhouse. December 14, 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Headd, DuShuan (April 5, 2018). "Writer Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson discusses his career in the media during "90 Minutes" talk". Ohio University. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Syracuse Orange: Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson interview". Inside the Loudhouse. December 14, 2017. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Brandon Robinson '08 Catches on at CBS Sports". Eastern University. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Rzeppa, Brian (May 25, 2016). "Former Nets Radio Prodigy Brandon Robinson Catches on at CBS Sports". Nothin' But Nets. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Webb, Abigail (April 3, 2018). "Alumni Spotlight: Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson". The Waltonian. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "Two Decades and Counting: A Career Retrospective of Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson". Fansided. November 25, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "LISTEN: NBA LOTTERY HOPEFUL JOSH JACKSON TALKS UP HIS MOM WITH SCOOP B". Regal Radio. May 15, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Avery Johnson Jr Switches Schools, Excited for New Scenery". Slam magazine. October 19, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  11. ^ "Posts by Brandon Robinson". The Source. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "Contributor Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 23, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "Brandon Robinson". CbsLocal.com. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  14. ^ "Brandon Robinson, Author at RESPECT". Respect. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "Interview: Carmelo Anthony Talks Knicks, Prince & Soccer". Vibe. May 6, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  16. ^ "2014 NBA Draft Fashion Overview with Clarence Jones and Michael Duru". Jet. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  17. ^ "Full Court Pressed: Jalen Rose Goes Off Court and Gets Personal". Ebony. July 22, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  18. ^ "CATCH SCOOP B'S NATIONAL RADIO DEBUT TODAY!". Regal Radio. December 15, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  19. ^ "Sports Journalist, Brandon Robinson offers tips to crafting a journalism career". 7th & Lotus. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  20. ^ "Controversy to Contender: Isiah Thomas and the New York Liberty Look to Change Perceptions". Complex. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  21. ^ "Michael Jordan's agent tries to set record straight on original Nike deal". ESPN. May 4, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  22. ^ "He's Scoop, He Scores,the Journey of Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson". Front Office Sports. Retrieved August 19, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  23. ^ "SOURCE SPORTS QUESTIONS THE NBA COMMISSIONER ABOUT THE FUTURE OF CLIPPERS ADVERTISERS AT DONALD STERLING PRESSER". The Source. April 30, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  24. ^ Nero, Charmaine. "Crowdfunding Helps Journalists Cover NBA All-Star Weekend". All Digitocracy. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  25. ^ "LATE ESPN ANCHOR STUART SCOTT MEMORIALIZED AT NBA ALL STAR CELEBRITY GAME IN NYC". All Sports Everything. February 19, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  26. ^ "WATCH: Shana Renee and Brandon Robinson discuss Ray Rice Fallout on Arise TV". All Sports Everything. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  27. ^ "NBA Journalist Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson Joins Bally Sports Network as a National Digital NBA Insider". WHATS THE WORD. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  28. ^ a b Raj, Sunil Sunder. "Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson Details Compelling Journey Into The World Of Covering The NBA • In The Zone | Sports Lifestyle & Culture". Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  29. ^ "Brown And Scoop". CBS Sports Radio. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  30. ^ "Sports Journalist, Brandon Robinson offers tips to crafting a journalism career". 7thandLotus. January 29, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  31. ^ Buford, Landon (April 3, 2018). "Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson Talks Transitioning From RESPECT.MAG to Basketball Society & What's Next For Scoop B Radio". The Hype Magazine. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  32. ^ "Posts by Brandon Robinson". Basketball Society. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  33. ^ "NBA Journalist Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson Joins Bally Sports Network as a National Digital NBA Insider". WHATS THE WORD. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  34. ^ Heltman, Russ (May 20, 2021). "Scoop B Joins Bally Sports As National NBA Insider". Barrett Media. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  35. ^ Ennette, Frederick (May 19, 2021). "Former Nets Child Prodigy Gets Opportunity To Live Out His Dream". Heavy.com. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  36. ^ "From Alligator Shoes to Whole Foods: Watching One Harlem Corner Over 28 Years". New York Mag. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  37. ^ "He's Scoop, He Scores, the Journey of Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson". Front Office Sports. Retrieved August 19, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  38. ^ "Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson talks about the misconceptions of alopecia". Rolling Out. October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  39. ^ title=CATCH SCOOP B’S NATIONAL RADIO DEBUT TODAY!|url=https://weareregalradio.com/2013/12/15/catch-scoop-bs-national-radio-debut-today/%7Cwebsite=Regal Radio|access-date=September 12, 2021|date=December 15, 2013 }}
  40. ^ title=Writer Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson discusses his career in the media during “90 Minutes” talk|url=https://www.ohio.edu/news/archive/stories_17-18_04_scoop-robinson-talk.cfm%7Cwebsite=Ohio News|access-date=September 12, 2021|date=April 5, 2018 }}

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