Friday, 15 June 2018

She Inspired Her Spotlight: Kelsey Nicole Nelson - Award Winning Broadcast Journalist for FOX Sports

Kelsey N. Nelson is an Award-winning Broadcast Journalist for Washington, D.C-based radio station FOX Sports 96.9 FM/1340 AM ("Listen In With KNN"), an accomplished Courtside Reporter for the popular Big East basketball, a CSN/SB Nation credentialed Journalist, coupled alongside being a credited WNBA Washington Mystics Courtside Analyst.

Nelson is a Georgetown University Alumnus where she graduated with her MPS degree in Sports Industry Management with a concentration in Digital Media, Strategic Marketing and Communications.

The multi-talented Maryland native - who was officially invited as a guest of honor to the White House - is a graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and a certificate in African-American studies. 

Nelson was mentored by New Jersey-born Award-winning Connecticut-based Broadcast Journalist/Reporter Michael T. Lyle, Jr.

The amiable Broadcast Journalist/Reporter is a native of Montgomery County, MD and a Clarksburg High School alumnus. Nelson's appearances at the White House came via the 2015 Minnesota Lynx WNBA championship ceremony and the 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series championship ceremony. 

This prodigious ever-rising 25-year-old "Listen In With KNN" Broadcast Journalist has also officially served as a Reporter for Laurel TV, The Roundball Report, Sideline/Multimedia Reporter for HSRN and Washington D.C. Metro Area Broadcast Media.

Nelson also claimed the distinct honor of claiming the Ms. Maryland African-American 2015 title.

In addition to success in the world of media and communications, Kelsey N. Nelson has embarked on a positive series of community-related philanthropy projects which give back, inspire and empower lives such as Nelson's non-profit organization with fellow University of Maryland-College Park students and alumni entitled "Books Breaking Borders: Books to End Educational Bankruptcy, which ensures that Nelson's impactful and unique voice is heard beyond just a microphone.

Relating to Nelson's charitable initiative "Books Breaking Borders: Books to End Educational Bankruptcy", the Marylander's ultimate goal is to essentially reduce illiteracy rates amongst minority children, thus ensuring that the United States polarizing educational system leaves no child behind. However, since the inception of FOX Sports Radio 96.9/1340 AM's popular show "Listen In With KNN", hosted by Nelson, the Maryland-born presenter has upped the ante vociferously. 

Nelson has embraced stepping out of a comfort zone, admittedly basketball, football and baseball into a once unfamiliar territory with great transition and ease, notably discussing global sports trending topics and matters on "Listen In With KNN" such as the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 fiasco and Manchester City's 2017-2018 one-sided domination in the English Premier League. "Listen In With KNN" is an honest, insightful and refreshing Professional Sports talk show underpinned from a female's perspective.

"Listen In With KNN" has warmly welcomed a marquee litany of diverse celebrity special guests throughout the DMV area, as well as noteworthy superstars across the United States and internationally with a who's who including: Big Baller Brand CEO LaVar Ball, "Rutten and Ranallo" co-host/UFC Hall of Famer/CBS "Kevin Can Wait" Actor Bas Rutten, coupled alongside forthcoming must-listen "Listen In With KNN" appearances from E! television star of "WAGS of Atlanta" and Ring of Honor sensation Brandi Rhodes, 6-time Women's Professional Boxing Champion and Combate Americas superstar Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano and ESPN's Jay Harris.

This summer, Nelson's FIFA World Cup 2018 Kick-Off Show takes over "Listen In With KNN" and guarantees special guest appearances, including FOX Sports Soccer Analyst and U.S soccer legend, Cobi Jones.

Heralded "Listen In With KNN" segment "Doing Good" richly celebrates inspirational and unsung heroes within the community in Washington, D.C and around the entire world who are motivating, uplifting and inspiring others in deeds, words and ethos to create a better community and brighter tomorrow.

Kelsey N. Nelson recently hosted the successful charity event Crawfish for Cancer: 6th Annual DC Bowl in Washington, D.C. The much-awaited Crawfish for Cancer: 6th Annual DC Bowl event emanated live on-air in conjunction with FOX Sports Radio 96.9 FM/1340 AM.

Since the very successful inception of "Listen In With KNN", the unique D.C-based show has steadily grown and reached international markets such as the United Kingdom, Canada and across Europe with a positive mission statement of FOX Sports 96.9FM/1340 AM's "Listen In With KNN" to strategically connect and resonate with global audiences in the Latin Americas, Middle East, Asia as well as South America and the rest of the world.

"Listen In With KNN" is a self-funded project without any form of monetary assistance or publics grants nor funds from hierarchy in Washington, D.C.

"Listen In With KNN" has seemingly gone beyond the call of duty and has labored very arduously in order to consistently serve listeners with a highly polished and pristinely packed presentation which inspires and informs.

"Listen In With KNN" continues to forge its unique identity as well evolving and growing to interact with more unique listeners around the entire globe, whereas "Listen In With KNN" has tackled hard-hitting subject matters, while producing original stories which separates the show from other programming within the contemporary sports media market.

All "Listen In With KNN" episodes are currently available to listen to on iTunes and Google Play, whereas Nelson's show has since announced an official sponsor - Nevada-based sports bet company Doc Sports.

The irrepressible and united quintet of Kelsey N. Nelson, Glenwood Thomas, Michael T. Lyle Jr, Dean Perretta and Quintin Green have worked with excellent solidarity, cohesive togetherness and consummate second to none professional understanding to further establish "Listen In With KNN" not only in the Greater D.C Area, but around the entire globe.

Kelsey N. Nelson's chief goal is for "Listen In With KNN" to go live daily and the foundation transpiring currently is no pipe dream, fallacy nor propaganda to self-serve one's ego or brand. "Listen In With KNN" has rock solid structure, ever-growing consistency and disciplined project management in order to not become generically one of many nor lost in the shuffle. 

Nelson has invariably and firmly kept her feet on the ground and avoided the pitfalls of believing her own hype, which often plagues many young Broadcast Journalists and Reporters within an industry which piles false praise in order for mindgames, reduced progression, productivity and performance.

"Listen In With KNN" guarantees to continue to connect with avid listeners of all backgrounds courtesy of its ever-growing diversity and wealthily consistent content which efficiently fires on all cylinders on a weekly basis.

Above all else, Nelson's ultimate goal is to become the first-ever African-American female sports Broadcast Journalist in the DMV area to host a live sports radio show.


Credit: @DeanPerretta

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