Ros Gold-Onwude Biography

Rosalyn 'Ros' Gold-Onwude in an Emmy Award-winning American sports reporter. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: April 28, 1987

Nationality: American

Famous: African American Women TV Presenters

Also Known As: Rosalyn Ros Gold-Onwude

Sun Sign: Taurus

Age: 31 Years

Born in: Queens, New York City, New York, United States

Famous as: Sports Reporter, Basketball Analyst

Height: 1.78 m

father: Austin Onwude

mother: Pat Gold

City, States, Provinces & Districts: New York City, New Yorkers

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education: Stanford University (2010), Stanford University, Archbishop Molloy High School

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Rosalyn 'Ros' Gold-Onwude in an Emmy Award-winning American sports reporter and analyst who covers 'NBA on TNT', men’s and women’s college hoops for Pac-12 Networks, the men’s NCAA Tournament for CBS and is the color commentator for the WNBA’s New York Liberty on MSG Network. She previously covered the Golden State Warriors as a local sideline reporter for NBC Sports for three seasons and also joined Comcast SportsNet's Sunday coverage of the San Francisco 49ers. She has covered the Gold Medal-winning U.S.A. Basketball team in the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. Because her father was born in Nigeria, she was invited to play for the Nigerian national basketball team, which she accepted after consulting with ESPN, and helped the team advance to the semi-finals of the Fiba-Africa Olympic Qualifier tournament in 2011. She accompanied rapper Drake as his date to the red carpet of the first annual NBA Awards in 2017, which he also hosted.

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Ros Gold-Onwude
Rise to Stardom
  • Ros Gold-Onwude did a number of odd jobs before she got her break on television. Fresh out of school, she worked briefly at Tesla Motors but decided to pursue sports broadcasting. She had a number secondary jobs like summer internships at Nike, teaching a public speaking course at Stanford, and working as a production assistant at the school radio station. At the same time, she created digital content for Stanford covering all the sports. She also wrote the school newsletter that kept track of recruits coming into Stanford football. However, she made little money, and even had to coach the basketball team of her landlord's daughter to get her rent halved.
  • During this time, her family was going through monetary troubles as there were ailing members. Frustrated, she even considered leaving the field and putting her master's degree to good use to get a regular job. However, a breakthrough came after she started developing a digital show around women’s basketball. Using her connections at PAC-12 Networks, she bagged a free-of-cost weekly show which gave her exposure and earned her the first television contract. She became sort of a celebrity in the Bay Area after working as a sideline reporter for the Golden State Warriors since their 2014-15 NBA championship win. She became so famous that fans outpoured their love and well-wishes after her decision to move to TNT was made public.
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Playing Career
  • During her teenage years, Ros Gold-Onwude played basketball at Molloy High School. She was part of the school team that won the state titles in 2003 and 2004. Despite ending her senior season early due to knee injury, she graduated from the school as its second all-time leading scorer and the all-time leader in steals and assists.
  • In 2011, she became the first Molloy athlete to be inducted into the 'GCHSAA Hall of Fame'. She was also the first athlete in its history to accept a scholarship to Stanford University and play Division I basketball. During her freshman year at Stanford, she played as the starting point guard for the 2005-06 team under coach Tara VanDerveer. She was redshirted for the entire 2006-07 season following a second knee injury, but returned as a shooting guard in the next season. As part of the Stanford team, she played in three Final Fours and two national championship games, and was named the 'Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year' in her final year. As starting guard, she also helped the Cardinals win four conference titles. Despite having successful career as a reporter and an analyst, she still plays basketball regularly.
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Controversies & Scandals
  • While Ros Gold-Onwude has received a lot of love from fans as a reporter, she has also been the subject of numerous memes on the internet, something that makes her smile at times, but often leaves her worried and vulnerable. The first time she landed herself in a meme situation was while interviewing Klay Thompson, during which her remark about his efficiency on both offense and defense turned out to be a double entendre. However, the meme of her and Ayesha Curry during a post-game interview with Steph Curry made her the target of unwanted attention, and even cyber-bullying from women especially.
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Personal Life
  • Ros Gold-Onwude was born on April 28, 1987, in Queens, New York to Pat Gold and Austin Onwude. She attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, New York. She graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications, and also earned her Master's degree in Sociology of Organizations, Business, and the Economy from there. Her mother, who was the roommate of coach Tara VanDerveer at State University of New York in Albany, had contributed to her Stanford scholarship opportunity by sending her college tapes. She moved to Atlanta after signing a deal with Turner Sports in late 2017.
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Last Updated
- January 17, 2018

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