Ramona Shelburne

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Ramona Shelburne
Ramona Leor Shelburne

(1979-07-19) July 19, 1979 (age 39)
EducationStanford University
OccupationNBA Insider and Senior Writer
WebsiteESPN bio

Ramona Leor Shelburne (born July 19, 1979) is an American sportswriter and NBA Insider for ESPN.

Early life[edit]

Shelburne grew up in the West Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles and graduated from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills in 1997.[1] Shelburne received her bachelor’s degree in American Studies and master’s degree in Communication from Stanford University.[2] At Stanford University from 1998 to 2001, Shelburne was a three-time Academic All-American athlete in softball which she made an appearance in both the NCAA tournament in the 1998 season and the Women's College World Series in 2001 season.[1][2] Shelburne was softball teammates with ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza at Stanford University.[2] In 1997, Shelburne submitted her first article on the men's golf tournament to The Stanford Daily in her freshman year at Stanford University.[3]


Prior to joining ESPN, Shelburne spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News as a reporter and columnist from 2002-2009.[2] On February 14, 2016, Shelburne made her radio debut in a national radio show called Beadle & Shelburne which she co-hosts with ESPN SportsNation host Michelle Beadle.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Ramona's mother Jeanette Shelburne was a professional screenwriter notably for animated children's television shows[3] and is a member of the Writers Guild of America.[4] Shelburne has been married to her former Los Angeles Daily News co-worker Nevin Barich since 2009. In June 2018, Shelburne announced that the couple was expecting their first child. On Oct. 2, 2018, the couple announced the birth of their son Daniel Charlie Barich.


  1. ^ a b "Ramona Shelburne". Stanford University. Archived from the original on November 22, 2002.
  2. ^ a b c d e "ESPN Media Zone Profile". espnmediazone.com.
  3. ^ a b "This is home for Ramona Shelburne". stanforddaily.com.
  4. ^ "Jeanette's Bio". jeanetteshelburne.com.