The former Elon women’s basketball team captain will serve as the new sideline reporter for Bucks games on FOX Sports Wisconsin and as a digital reporter for Bucks.com.
Elon alumna Zora Stephenson ’15 will return to the hardwood this fall – albeit in a new role. A three-year starter for the Elon University women’s basketball team, Stephenson was hired Sept. 9 to serve as the Milwaukee Bucks’ new sideline reporter for games on FOX Sports Wisconsin and as a digital reporter for Bucks.com.
She will make her FOX Sports Wisconsin debut on Thursday, Sept. 12, as part of the regional sports network’s “Bucks Town Hall” show. The live telecast event will feature Bucks guard Sterling Brown, general manager Jon Horst, and head coach Mike Budenholzer.
Stephenson comes to the NBA franchise from Denver where she was an Emmy Award-winning news reporter and anchor at FOX31 and Colorado’s Own Channel 2. She started her career in 2015 as a reporter with WNCT-TV in Greenville, North Carolina, and won the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas’ Reporter of the Year in 2016.
In April, Elon honored Stephenson with a 2019 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award, recognizing her along with nine other honorees who have achieved major professional success, served as difference-makers in their communities and loyally support Elon.
“Zora’s award-winning ability to report and ask insightful questions, along with her vast basketball experience and expertise, will be a great addition to Bucks games on FOX Sports Wisconsin and across our digital channels,” said Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin in a news release. “We’re confident she’s the right person to tell the story of Bucks basketball and the world-class Fiserv Forum. We look forward to her joining us in Milwaukee and for Bucks fans across the globe to get to know her.”
Originally from northern Virginia, Stephenson played four years of basketball at Elon, where she holds the school record for single-season 3-point percentage. Stephenson was a three-year starter for the Phoenix and appeared in 121 games over four seasons.
In addition to serving as a women’s basketball team captain, Stephenson contributed to “Elon Local News” and “Elon Phoenix Weekly,” served as an in-game host on the big screen at football games, and welcomed visitors to campus as a tour guide.