Feb 12, 2020
Chelsea Shine Wilson is a College Basketball Analyst for ESPN and Raycom Sports. Chelsea is a former UVa Women’s basketball star and played under both Debbie Ryan and Joanne Boyle. She graduated from UVa with a degree in Sociology but it was an internship at Newsradio WINA that piqued her interest with sports radio and broadcasting. In 2013 Chelsea began her work as a color commentator for ACC Women’s Basketball as well as working for the Virginia Athletics Foundation. Chelsea met and married former UVa baseball player Tyler Wilson and this is where her story gets really interesting. Tyler continued his baseball career from college as he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles, he played in the Minors until he got the call to make his major league debut with the Orioles. While Chelsea supported and cheered on her husband she continued to pursue her broadcasting dreams and aspirations. In 2018 Tyler signed with the Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization and Chelsea also found out she was pregnant- with TWINS! In that first season abroad Chelsea gave birth to her twin boys in South Korea. This is what is so remarkable, to me, Chelsea has continued her work in Broadcasting as an Analyst for ESPN, splitting her seasons with Tyler while they both dedicate themselves to raising their boys in a very non-traditional set up. Ultimately it is their amazing relationship of support and team work that speaks so loudly of their character and of their faith. I am thrilled to be able to discuss this fantastic journey Chelsea has set out on because I know this phenomenal woman is destined for big things in life!