Comparisons steal your JOY with Kelsey Riggs
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.
- 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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