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Arielle Chambers, a Forbes Under 30 Honoree, is a multi-media journalist, host, and women's sports and culture amplifier. Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, and currently based in New York City, Chambers utilizes storytelling to amplify the voices of women and magnify their excellence. She seeks to show girls and women world-wide that their potential is limitless.

In 2019, Chambers founded Warner Bros. Discovery's HighlightHER, one of the first media platforms dedicated to women’s sports. At HighlightHER, she consistently delivered a blend of news, highlights, user-generated content, and engaging interviews featuring renowned female athletes, all centered around the world of women's sports. She has since moved to ESPN, where she serves as a women's sports commentator across ESPN's linear and digital platforms and sports culture talent for Andscape. 

Chambers received higher education from both the University of Oxford (UK) and North Carolina State University (NC), studying New Communication Media and English. Post-university, she took her talents to major sports leagues like the NBA, NHL and WNBA, in in-game entertainment. It was there that Chambers saw the discrepancy in visibility of women's sports coverage. She realized the immediate impact she could have on the league if she were to just conduct her own interviews and post them online.   

Chambers has since dedicated her efforts close the gender coverage gap. Chambers coined the phrase THE WNBA IS SO IMPORTANT, which ultimately became Twitter Sports' WNBA 25th Anniversary campaign. She is a host and reporter for the WNBA, Team USA, and FIBA. Some of her current notable work include hosting the WNBA's "Off Top," WNBA's League Pass series, Jr. NBA's Her Time to Play, Team USA's Athlete Voices,  FIBA's World Cup Draw and Hall of Fame and ESPN's Hoop Streams (WNBA).


Through relentless dedication and tireless efforts to amplify women's sports, Chambers has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 (Sports, 2021),  For(bes) the Culture's 50 Champions (2021), Sports Illustrated's 100 Influential Women in Sports (2022), Dawn Staley Excellence in Broadcasting Award (2022), Black Enterprise's 40 Under 40 (2023),  The Athletic's 40 Under 40: Rising Stars in Women's Basketball (2021), The CCNYC Creative Class (2022), Footlocker's Sole List (2021) and Yahoo's Changemakers (2021). She has won a Webby and several Hashtag Sports Awards. Chambers also released a special edition ball with Wilson Basketball in collaboration with the WNBA.  

Beyond her reporting and commentary, Chambers is known for her advocacy work. She has been a vocal advocate for social justice, gender equality, and racial equity in sports. Her efforts have not only sparked important conversations but have also led to meaningful change within the sports industry.


In a field where breaking boundaries and making an impact is paramount, Chambers stands out as a beacon of change, ensuring that the world of sports and sports journalism becomes more inclusive and reflective of the diverse voices and stories that make sports such a powerful cultural force.



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