Marney Gellner – Television Play-By-Play Announcer


Marney Gellner returns for the fourteenth season as the play-by-play announcer for the Minnesota Lynx on Bally Sports North and Ion this season.

Gellner joined FOX Sports North in October 2002, and has served in various roles, including sideline reporter for the Twins and Timberwolves, and pre- and post-game show host for an assortment of different Minnesota teams. She also serves as the play-by-play voice for Minnesota Lynx games on Bally Sports North.

Gellner started her career as a weekend sports anchor/sports reporter for KXMB-TV in Bismarck, ND in 1996. She held the same position at WDAZTV in Grand Forks, ND from 1997-99, and at WISC-TV in Madison, WI from 1999-2002.

Gellner is a North Dakota native who graduated from Bishop Ryan High School in 1992, and the University of Mary in 1996, as well as earning a Masters Degree in Communications from North Dakota State in 2012. Gellner lives in Carver, MN with her husband Matt, son Grady and daughter Finley.

Lea B. Olsen – Television Color Analyst


Olsen begins her fifteenth year as the Lynx television color analyst. Olsen previously served as the Wolves sideline reporter on KSTC broadcasts. Olsen also spent seasons working on ESPN’s WNBA broadcasts. In addition, Olsen is the television analyst for the Minnesota State Girls High School Basketball Tournament and the host for the Minnesota Boys High School Basketball Tournament.

A former basketball player and tri-captain for the Golden Gophers, Olsen received the Patty Berg Award for Academics as well as the FastBreak Award and Coaches Award for her effort both on and off the court. She graduated with a B.A. in journalism and mass communications from the University of Minnesota in 1990.

A native Minnesotan, Olsen attended Minneapolis South High School and played one year of basketball earning all-city and all-conference honors while leading the team in rebounding. Olsen currently resides in southwest Minneapolis with her husband Elliot and their children, Jada and Will.

Sloane Martin – Courtside Reporter


Sloane Martin is the sideline reporter and fill-in play-by-play broadcaster for the Lynx on Bally Sports North. She currently serves as the lead play-by-play broadcaster for women’s basketball on Big Ten Network in addition to calling softball, volleyball and hockey. Martin also announces college basketball on CBS Sports Network and FS1 as well as men’s professional basketball for the Big3 on CBS and Paramount+.

Martin has earned a reputation for breaking barriers for women in sports broadcasting. In 2019 she made history with the Lynx as the first full-time female radio play-by-play voice of a Twin Cities professional team broadcasting regular and postseason games for the four-time WNBA champions. That same year she became the first female play-by-play announcer in the 75-year history of the Minnesota Boys Hockey Tournament.

The versatility that Sloane has become known for as a broadcaster was on full display during the 2021 WNBA season when on national television she singularly handled both play-by-play and analyst duties as well as hosting the halftime show and conducting post-game interviews on multiple WNBA games.

Martin worked in radio for more than a decade, first at WGR and WBEN in Buffalo, NY followed by five years at WCCO Radio in Minneapolis where she was a reporter, anchor, and host. In her radio career she covered everything from elections, to the murder of George Floyd, to major sports events including Super Bowl LII and the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four.