Women's College Basketball and WNBA, Game and Studio Analyst and Sideline Reporter
LaChina Robinson began working for ESPN in 2009 as a college basketball analyst and reporter, most recently on ESPNU and BIG EAST syndicated Game of the Week telecasts. In addition, Robinson works WNBA games and the WNBA Draft. During the 2012-13 season, Robinson was an analyst on ESPN2’s women’s basketball Sunday telecasts, made her fourth consecutive appearance as a game analyst during ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, and her first as a reporter in the regional round. She has also been a sideline reporter on select college football telecasts.
Robinson appears on NBA TV as a studio analyst for its WNBA coverage and as a social media correspondent during the NBA Playoffs. She also works as a game and studio analyst for the Big Ten Network and for the last two years was a reporter at the Women’s Final Four for NCAA.com. Robinson started her career with the Atlanta Dream, both on radio and television for Fox Sports South, while also serving as the color analyst on the Georgia Tech women’s basketball radio broadcasts.
Robinson was a four-year starter on the Wake Forest University women’s basketball team, and a member of the 1999 ACC All-Freshman Team. Born in Boston and a childhood native of Alexandria, Va., Robinson graduated from Wake Forest in 2002 with a bachelors degree in sociology. Over a seven-year span (2003-10), Robinson held several positions with the Georgia Tech women’s basketball program, including administrative assistant of recruiting, director of basketball operations and special assistant to the head coach.
Over the years Robinson has been a part of several NCAA development and leadership forums, including: the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Females, from which she graduated in 2007; several NCAA Regional Leadership Conferences; NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference; and presided over the WBCA (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) and NCAA “So You Want to be a Coach” program until 2011. She also started a consulting company, Stretch Beyond, in which she implements student-athlete development curriculum, team-building activities and people-building strategies for collegiate sports programs.
An avid public speaker at conferences and symposiums, Robinson was the recipient of the 2009 Atlanta Dream Women of Inspiration Award and named the H.A.U.T.E Power Woman of the Month in June 2011. She has volunteered in community programs such as Go Girl Go with the Women’s Sports Foundation, where she served in various capacities including their Grant Allocations Committee.