Chiney Ogwumike is a full-time, multi-platform ESPN commentator and forward for the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. Ogwumike’s expansive role across ESPN includes college and professional basketball analysis on various platforms such as NBA Today, SportsCenter, First Take, Get Up and more. She also executive produced the ESPN Films’ documentary “144” on the WNBA’s unprecedented 2020 season and hosts a weekly ESPN Podcast Chiney, which launched in June 2021. From August 2020-September 2021, Ogwumike hosted Chiney and Golic Jr., becoming the first Black woman to host a national, daily sports-talk radio show.
The two-time WNBA All-Star (2014, 2018), and current WNBA Players Association (WNBPA) vice president, was the first overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft, coming out of Stanford University, and the league’s Rookie of the Year. Chiney and her sister Nneka Ogwumike joined Peyton and Eli Manning as the only siblings ever selected number one overall in a professional sports league. At Stanford, Ogwumike was a three-time First Team All-American, two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year, three-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, four-time All-Pac 12 First Team, and finalist for multiple national Player of the Year awards, each of the last three seasons.