Kelsey Riggs: Comparisons steal your JOY

Show Notes:

  • Grew up playing all sports and comes from a sports family so she can’t remember life without sports
  • Sports isn’t just about the games but it’s also about the value of being on a team
  • Soccer was her passion and wanted to play locally so family and other people that supported her could see her play and Charleston Southern was a great fit as a Division I school
  • Has an older sister and a younger sister and her family is extremely close
  • Remembers being in elementary school and the excitement that she felt getting to read the morning news for the entire school which began her thought of being a broadcaster
  • Initially sent out hundreds of highlight tapes to get a job and was willing to move anywhere in the country
  • WBTW in Myrtle Beach offered her a news anchor position and it was an opportunity to get in the business and it helped her build a foundation before she moved into a sports role at the station
  • Moved to Charlotte to work for WCNC as a sports anchor and reporter while covering the Carolina Panthers
  • Kelsey’s Kicks would start while covering the Panthers and Head Coach Ron Rivera would notice her shoes
  • It’s been such a thrill helping launch the ACC Network because the people are like family to her
  • Doesn’t focus on certain timelines and comparisons to others because she believes in the saying that ‘comparisons are the thief of joy’
  • Words of Wisdom from Kelsey Riggs from her grandfather: “I hope that we could learn to see the beauty amongst the chaos of everyday life.”

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About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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