Selena Roberts is a senior writer with Sports Illustrated and she makes frequent appearances on the ESPN talk show The Sports Reporters. Previously, she was a columnist for the New York Times sports department and served as the Olympic writer, as well as 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. Before that, she had served as the Minnesota Vikings beat writer at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Her writing career began in 1986 at the Auburn Plainsman, where she went from sports writer to assistant sports editor to sports editor in only two years.