‘TMZ Sports’ Names WNBA Star Renee Montgomery as New Co-Host

Renee Montgomery (Credit: YouTube/TV One)

Renee Montgomery is the newest member of the TMZ team.

The two-time WNBA champion joins TMZ Sports as a full-time co-host, TMZ announced Thursday.

“We are so thrilled Renee has joined us,” Harvey Levin, TMZ executive producer, said in a statement. “She adds a perspective on issues that are so important to this country. Renee has been so committed to social justice and humanitarian initiatives. We’re honored to have her on the team.”

Montgomery will appear alongside Evan Rosenblum and Michael Babcock on the nightly FS1 show. Fans can also catch Montgomery on TMZ Live, where she’ll serve as a contributor, offering her take on sports and social justice causes.

“Renee brings passion and excitement to everything she touches and it’s an honor to have her on the show,” added Evan Rosenblum, who is also an executive producer on TMZ Sports.

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After being selected with the 4th overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft, Montgomery has played 11 seasons in the league, and has won multiple awards and honors including All-Star (2012) and 6th Woman of the Year (2013).

The WNBA superstar signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Dream in 2018. However, in June she opted out of the 2020 WNBA season due to concerns about coronavirus and to focus on social justice initiatives.

In addition to her WNBA career, she started the Renee Montgomery Foundation – RMF, to provide fun experiences to youth and families and teach them life lessons through principles learned in sports.

Montgomery’s hiring at TMZ Sports comes after the show parted ways in June with Black Sports Online (BSO) founder Robert Littal, following claims by former BSO female employees that he sexually harassed them and made inappropriate comments in the workplace.

Once the allegations went viral on social media, TMZ quickly showed Littal the door. “Robert Littal is no longer part of the TMZ Sports TV Show,” a spokesperson told Urban Hollywood 411 in June.

TMZ Sports is produced by Harvey Levin Productions, Inc. and paraMedia, inc. in association with Telepictures.