Selena Roberts became a columnist for The New York Times sports department in October of 2002. She previously served as the Olympic writer for The Times, tennis reporter, general assignment baseball writer and beat reporter for the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets. She joined The Times in 1996 to report on the Nets. Skip to next paragraph Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times
Prior to joining The Times, Ms. Roberts had served as the Minnesota Vikings beat writer at The Minneapolis Star Tribune since August 1994. There, she wrote daily on the team and also worked on special sports projects during the off-season.
Previously, she was the Orlando Magic beat writer at the Orlando Sentinel from July 1993 to August 1994; N.F.L./Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat writer from July 1992 to July 1993, including coverage of the N.F.L. playoffs and Super Bowl; and motorsports/Volusia County beat writer from August 1991 to July 1992, covering NASCAR and IMSA events, including the Daytona 500 and 24 hours of Sebring. She also covered Bethune-Cookman College, area preps and wrote the metro TV/Radio column.
From March 1990 to August 1991, Ms. Roberts wrote four sports columns a week at the Polk-Heartland bureau, a four-county area, for The Tampa Tribune. She was the Hernando County sports writer from January 1989 to March 1990, covering preps for the bureau and writing a weekly golf column.
She was an intern correspondent at the Huntsville Times from June 1988 to January 1989, where she was a beat writer for the Huntsville Stars (Oakland’s Double-A team), wrote sidebars for Auburn University and the University of Alabama, and was a general assignment writer.
Her writing career began in 1986 at The Auburn Plainsman where she went from sports writer to assistant sports editor to sports editor in a two-year period.
Born in Live Oak, Fla., on May 15, 1966, Ms. Roberts received a B.A. degree in journalism from Auburn University in 1988. She lives in Westport, Conn.
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