obyn Brown, MS ’19, looked into the camera and told thousands of viewers watching NBC Sports how the Connecticut Sun leveraged its depth for a lopsided victory.
“The Connecticut Sun bench dominated the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night,” Brown began, her live analysis bringing insight and value to the WNBA broadcast.
A master’s candidate in sports journalism, Brown spent last summer as the sideline reporter for the Sun. She was joined by color commentator Rebecca Lobo and play-by-play announcer Bob Heussler as partners as much as mentors.
By the end of the summer, what began as an internship grew into valuable, on-air experience for Brown, a Los Angeles native who played college basketball at the University of Mount Union in Ohio.
“I can talk about basketball, but it’s totally different when you have a microphone in your hand and you’re live,” said Brown, 24. “Once the camera is on, you just have to go. I’m grateful to so many people who have helped me and encouraged me, but I’m still not done learning. Not even close.”
Brown said her classes at Quinnipiac — and her time as a sports reporter for Q30 Television, the student-run TV station — have helped her develop important broadcasting skills.