Comparisons steal your JOY with Kelsey Riggs

Jun 12, 07:00 AM

Kelsey Riggs tries not to compare herself to others understanding that comparisons steal your joy and never let you get to enjoy your journey as she continues her dream of a sports broadcasting career after playing soccer at Charleston Southern then helping launch the ACC Network in 2019 where she can now be seen as an in-studio host and sideline reporter.

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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