Hannah Withiam is the managing editor at Just Women’s Sports. She previously worked as an editor for The Athletic, where she helped launch their WNBA and Women’s College Basketball verticals. A graduate of Hamilton College, where she played soccer and lacrosse and majored in Comparative Literature and Classics, Hannah started her career at the New York Post.

Her Work

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Chicago Sky’s storybook WNBA championship has been years in the making

The Sky have been building toward history.

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‘It’s just a feeling’: Chicago Sky ride team chemistry to brink of WNBA championship

The Sky have leaned on each other through a season of adversity.

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At WNBA Finals, players don’t lose sight of broader basketball mission

Sophie Cunningham and Kahleah Copper shared their stories with young girls.

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Skylar Diggins-Smith, ‘locked in’ for WNBA Finals, helps Mercury even series

Diggins-Smith was determined to lead Phoenix to a Game 2 win.

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Candace Parker, Sky show championship qualities in Finals Game 1 win

The Sky's leadership might be their most dangerous weapon in the Finals.

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Kahleah Copper, Sky’s ’emotional leader,’ takes them to the brink of WNBA Finals

Copper scored nine of her game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter.

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‘We got our GOAT back’: Diana Taurasi’s heroic return lifts Mercury to WNBA semifinals

Taurasi hobbled on her ankle but scored 14 points to lead Phoenix to victory.

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Courtney Vandersloot takes on scorer’s mentality as Sky move on to second round

Vandersloot, known for her legendary passing, put the ball in her hands in the fourth...

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As Liberty stay alive in playoff race, the future in New York is bright

The Liberty's win Friday was about proving to themselves what they're capable of.

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WNBA Power Rankings: Wings, Mystics and Liberty battle for playoff spots

The Liberty are suddenly in danger of missing out on the playoffs after a strong...

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Sloane Stephens enters the US Open with new perspective four years after storybook ending

Stephens has learned a lot about herself since winning the 2017 US Open.

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NWSL, European players prepare for ‘battle of the leagues’ in Women’s ICC

Caroline Graham Hansen and Simone Charley see the ICC as a unique opportunity for women's...

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WNBA Power Rankings: As Storm retake top spot, it’s about to get interesting

After a month-long break for the Olympics, the WNBA returns with plenty of intrigue.

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Louisville’s Hailey Van Lith is ready for our brave new NIL world

Van Lith, projected to be a top earner in the NCAA, wants to elevate women...

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For April Ross, Tokyo Olympics are the pinnacle of an enlightened journey

Ross' perspective entering the Tokyo Olympics might be the key to finally winning gold.

Hannah Withiam - News

Things we loved about the WNBA All-Star Game

This game had it all.

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WNBA players discuss possibility of Team USA union at All-Star breakfast

The conversation included a comparison to the USWNT's Players Association.

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Meet U.S. track star Ajee’ Wilson as she prepares for the Tokyo Olympics

The American record-holder in the 800 meter is looking to make history in Tokyo.

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WNBA Power Rankings: A sprint to the Olympic break

The competition has only gotten better in the final week before the pause.

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WNBA Power Rankings: Minnesota Lynx rise, New York Liberty fall

The WNBA has two more weeks of games until the Olympic break.

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An honest conversation with the WNBA’s Candice Dupree and Amanda Zahui B. during Pride

The players opened up for a wide-ranging conversation on LGBTQ+ advocacy.

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WNBA Power Rankings: Las Vegas Aces take over the top spot

The Aces' offense is looking more dangerous by the week.

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WNBA Power Rankings: The Dallas Wings are better than their record

The WNBA standings tell one story, the tape and advanced statistics sometimes another.

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WNBA Power Rankings: Watch out for the Phoenix Mercury

The Mercury are on a three-game win streak without Diana Taurasi.

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A’ja Wilson embracing her role as the Aces’ closer

Wilson helped the Aces pull away late against the Liberty, finishing with 30 points.

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WNBA Power Rankings: Atlanta Dream rise, Chicago Sky fall

The stories of the past week in the WNBA were injuries and streaky play.

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Google’s Kate Johnson on partnering with the WNBA and investing in women’s sports

"I think there just comes a point where it's like, what are we waiting for?"

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WNBA power rankings: Why it’s too early to worry about the Minnesota Lynx

We're back with the risers and fallers through the first week and a half of...

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How the Phoenix Mercury built a model WNBA franchise over 25 years

"We have that business support that a lot of teams don't have in the WNBA,"...

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WNBA Power Rankings: Are the Dallas Wings for real?

Opening weekend delivered both preseason validations and early questions.

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WNBA preseason predictions: MVP, champion and other award picks

From playoff teams to award winners, we break down our picks.

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Five WNBA storylines that will define the 2021 season

From player movement to social justice to competition, the WNBA is packed with storylines.

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WNBA Preseason Power Rankings: Can the Seattle Storm repeat?

The WNBA's 25th season tips off this weekend.

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What to expect from Just Women’s Sports

With our latest round of fundraising, we’re taking JWS to a whole new level. Now...

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How Athletes Unlimited’s ‘blank slate’ approach to pregnancy policy is changing the game for moms

There's a long history of pregnancy discrimination in sports, and AU is setting a new...

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Elena Delle Donne reveals surgery, docu-series

The Mystics star discloses a late 2020 back surgery as well as a new homemade...

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2021 WNBA Draft: The biggest steals of an eventful night

The WNBA Draft was full of surprises.

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2021 WNBA Draft: First round picks and analysis

Instant analysis of every first round pick.

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2021 WNBA mock draft: Projecting all 12 first-round picks

The 2021 WNBA draft airs Thursday, 7 pm on ESPN.