Heather Cox joined ESPN in August 1994 and serves as a reporter for ABC and ESPN’s coverage of the NBA, college football, NCAA men’s and women’s basketball and the WNBA. She originally joined the network as an analyst on men’s and women’s college and professional volleyball and women’s college basketball.
In addition to covering regular-season NBA games, Cox has covered the playoffs, Draft and All-Star Celebrity Game in addition to the LPGA U.S. Women’s Open, NCAA championship for women’s basketball and soccer, along with men’s and women’s volleyball, BCS bowl games and several professional men and women’s volleyball championships, including the Olympic Trials and World Championships.
Cox also works with NBC Sports on its Olympic coverage, reporting from beach volleyball competitions at the 2008 Beijing Games, as well as the 2004 Athens Games. She has served as a reporter on NBC’s AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) coverage since 2003.
Cox reported for CBS Sports on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, motorcross and auto racing, in addition to her role as an analyst on its women’s college basketball coverage. She also reported on the NBA playoffs and served as an analyst and reporter for the 1998 and 2001 Goodwill Games for Turner Sports.
Cox began her broadcast career as a basketball analyst for Fox Sports Net in 1993 and covered college football, professional basketball and volleyball during her tenure.
An accomplished volleyball player, Cox played professionally as the team captain for the Sacramento Stars of the National Volleyball Association professional league from 1993-95. Cox was also a member of the United States National Volleyball Team at the Olympic Festival in 1990. Her collegiate career included four years (1988-91) on the University of Pacific women’s volleyball team (Division I), serving as captain. The team ranked in the top five nationally from 1988-91, was the National Championship runner-up and reached the Final Four in 1990. Cox is in the University of Pacific’s Hall of Fame and is the recipient of the 2004 USA Volleyball E. Douglas Boyden Media Recognition Award.
Cox graduated from the University of Pacific in 1992, cum laude, with a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast and public relations.