Violet Palmer

Age, Biography and Wiki

Violet Palmer was born on 20 July, 1964 in Compton, California, United States. Discover Violet Palmer’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 56 years old?

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Age56 years old
Zodiac SignCancer
Born20 July 1964
Birthday20 July
BirthplaceCompton, California, United States
NationalityUnited States

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Violet Palmer Height, Weight & Measurements

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Who Is Violet Palmer’s Husband?

Her husband is Tanya Stine (m. 2014)

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Violet Palmer Net Worth

She net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Violet Palmer worth at the age of 56 years old? Violet Palmer’s income source is mostly from being a successful . She is from United States. We have estimated Violet Palmer’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
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Timeline of Violet Palmer


On September 22, 2016, Palmer retired from on-court duties with the NBA due to knee issues. Afterward, she began work as a manager in the NBA’s referee operations department. At the time of her retirement, she had refereed 919 NBA games.


On July 6, 2015, Palmer was named coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the Western Athletic Conference.


On February 16, 2014, Palmer became the first female to officiate an All-Star Game in any of the four major United States sports.

In July 2014, Palmer announced plans to marry her girlfriend of 20 years, celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine.


In 2010, Palmer was part of a family team on the game show Family Feud.


On May 28, 2009, Palmer was hired as coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the West Coast Conference.


As a woman, Palmer’s achievement was received with mixed feelings. While magazines such as Ebony and Sports Illustrated generally celebrated her achievement, some NBA players were critical. Charles Barkley: “Violet, I was wrong about you. I apologize. You’re all right with me.” Former basketball player Dennis Scott, who played for the Phoenix Suns at the time, also expressed concern at having females referee male players. Scott, in particular, worried that female referees would feel verbally or physically abused. However, Palmer has been officiating without any major gender issues so far. She was one of three NBA referees who officiated the brawl-marred December 16, 2006, game between the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks. The officiating crew, which also consisted of Dick Bavetta and Robbie Robinson, ejected all 10 players who were on the court when the brawl broke out.


In 2001, Palmer established Violet Palmer’s Official Camp to train youths in the art of officiating games. The camp runs annually from July 9 to July 11.


In 1997, however, Palmer and Dee Kantner were signed by the NBA to together become the first top-level female officials in any major U.S. professional sport. On October 31, 1997, Palmer made history when she officiated the NBA season opener between the Vancouver Grizzlies and the Dallas Mavericks, in British Columbia, Canada.


After years of refereeing at various levels, including NBA pre-season and exhibition games, Palmer was offered an opportunity to officiate the NCAA Division I men’s tournament in 1996. She accepted, but the offer was later retracted when NCAA members balked at the idea of having a female referee male players.


A native of Compton, California, Palmer grew up in the same neighborhood where Serena and Venus Williams lived as small children. She attended college at Cal Poly Pomona, where she played point guard on the 1985 and 1986 NCAA Division II women’s championship teams.


Violet Renice Palmer (born July 20, 1964) is a retired American basketball referee in the NBA and WNBA and the first female official to reach the highest competitive tier in any major U.S. professional sports league. She also earned recognition as a member of two NCAA Division II women’s championship basketball teams. Palmer was the first woman to officiate an NBA playoff game when she did so in the April 25, 2006 match between the Indiana Pacers and New Jersey Nets. In the NBA, Palmer wore uniform number 12. She retired in 2016.