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Tenitra Batiste

Tenitra Batiste is the Sideline Reporter for the College Park Skyhawks and former In-Game Analyst for the Atlanta Hawks.  She provides color commentary for college football and sideline reporting for college basketball for ESPN.  She is also the host of “A-T-L Day Ones”, part of the Tegna LockedOn Sports podcast network, and is a Guest Analyst for Tegna NBC Affiliate WXIA.  Batiste is also a Sports Anchor, Reporter, and Host for WZGC / 92.9 The Game.  And, she provides pregame, postgame, and sideline coverage for pro and college teams across the country.  In addition, Tenitra has covered major sports events such as the Super Bowl, Celebration Bowl, and NBA All-Star Weekend.  Previously, Tenitra was an Anchor and Reporter for BHSN regional sports network.

Tenitra is also one of only 15 leaders in the Atlanta metro area selected as a 2023 Visionary for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  She is also the recipient of the 2023 Atlanta Women in Sports Award, and was honored with the Women’s History Month Power Women award by Georgia State Representatives Erica Thomas and Park Cannon in 2022.

A proud Xavier University of LA (XU) alumna, Tenitra has given her time, talent, and treasures to her alma mater over the years.  She was recently honored as a 2022 recipient of the University’s Spirit Award and selected to usher in the inaugural class of the Athletic Hall of Fame by serving as its Emcee.  She has served as President for both the Houston and Atlanta Alumni Chapters; was National Alumna Chair for the 2021 Homecoming Experience and Fundraising Campaign; serves as a mentor for students in XU’s Mass Communications department; and serves as an Ambassador for the Department of Athletics.

She was initiated into the Gamma Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; is a Diamond Life member of her beloved sisterhood; and is currently a member of the Atlanta Suburban Alumnae Chapter.  Batiste is also a member of the Christian Education Ministry and Team Leader for Outreach Ministries of Elizabeth Baptist Church; a member of the National Sports Media Association, and serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Sports Task Force of the National Association of Black Journalists.

In her spare time, she teaches dance classes, hosts mentoring sessions for aspiring female sports professionals, and brunches in Atlanta because…well…it’s a thing!

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