IF there is one thing we have love for on our beautiful island, it is sports. And in today’s feature, we are sitting with one of St. Lucia’s finest Sportscaster, Mr. Kenson Casimir. A very well- known name and face in the Sports and media world but today, we will be taking a closer look at this young talented gentleman.
A passionate all rounder, young Kenson would make his Gros Islet family extremely proud by representing St. lucia in numerous sports meets both here and abroad capturing the title of “Junior Athlete of the Year” in 2001.
Contrary to popular belief that creative and talented individuals lack interest in academics, Kenson proved to be one with a promising future by attaining the Academic Award for Sociology for the Sir Arthur Lewis Graduating Class of 2006, and First Class Honours at Grambling State University where he pursued both his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Master’s Degree in Mass Communication. Kenson also completed Certifications in Human Resource Management at Rajastan Institute of Technology and Applied Man Power Planning at New Delhi Institute of Technology, both of which are located in India.
Our man of the hour has inspired many whilst being a teacher, lecturer and Youth & Sports officer. He believes that the best way to make an impact on your surroundings is to give back to those around you.
As much as Kenson enjoys influencing the youth and giving back, he found himself drawn to his first love, sports of course, and managed to chart his way back into it, by becoming a Sportscaster for St. Lucia’s leading media houses landing him the title of “Sports Media Personality of the Year” just two years later. He also founded Saint Lucia’s #1 Online Sport Media Company, “St. Lucia Sports Online”, and has captured nearly 11,000 followers in under two years of operation.
I could go on and on about the achievements of this young mastermind, but that would take up this entire paper. Lets jump in to hear exactly what makes this bachelor tick!
1. What inspired you to become a Sportscaster.
I became a national athlete from the age of seven. My entire life I read about sports personalities, so it was only natural that I got into broadcasting. My Communications professor believed that I had the ability to do it and paved the way via scholarship for me to become a broadcaster.
2. What defines success to you?
The ability to live life without fear of social, economic, or emotional hardship.
3. What is your greatest professional achievement?
My Masters Degree in Mass Communication
4. How has being a Sportscaster helped you develop yourself as a person?
It has truly helped me build a network of professionals. Being able to communicate with individuals from all walks of life, across every economic class has helped tremendously.
5. Tell us a little about your website.
I came across the idea of having a 24 hour website catered to sports lovers, after being inundated with sporting information and not having enough air time to put it all out there. I decided that the website will provide that information for that sector and provide advertising opportunities for corporate St. Lucia due to the number of persons who visit the site daily.
6. What is the best advice you’ve received?
Your attitude determines your aptitude.
7. Who is your celebrity crush?
8. What are your favorite Sports?
Track and Field & Football
9. What do you like to do outside of work?
10. What advice would you give to someone who is interested in pursuing this profession?
Wow! Talk about a total package. This “Superman” has claimed it all. This goes to show that making your talent into a career is one of the ways you can live your best life. And this young man has found that perfect potion to a great life. Well, I hate to end so soon when there is clearly so much more we could say but check us out next week for more RRD. Remember that you have talent and that talent has value. Explore it.