Last year, rolling out released a list of the top 10 Black women in sports journalism.
This year, there continued to be an overwhelming amount of quality work produced by this still-underappreciated demographic.
The self-proclaimed “Voice of Atlanta Basketball,” Bria Janelle, was this year’s in-game host at the McDonald’s All-American Game, in addition to touring with the WWE. Reporters like Meghan Triplett and Jourdan Kerl provided beat coverage on the up-and-coming sports of lacrosse and esports. Elle Duncan literally gave birth in the middle of the year before returning to the morning “SportsCenter” on a regular basis. Ros Gold-Onwude shattered the ceilings of sports journalism and graced the cover of Radiant Health Magazine to share her personal story and uplift African women. FAMU graduate Tiffany Greene became the first Black female college football play-by-play broadcaster.
Claire Smith, Lisa Salters and Pam Oliver, as always, are respected still.
That said, here are 2018’s elite of the elite.