“The Moment You Want To Give Up Is The Moment You Are About To Have A Breakthrough” With Kavita Channe

Yitzi Weiner
May 16, 2018 · 6 min read
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“The moment you want to give up is the moment you are about to have a breakthrough — There have been several times I have felt like cashing in all my chips yet, somehow, I kept going. The universe always gave me a breakthrough in those moments. I have learned it is the ones who don’t give up who exceed their goals.”

I had the pleasure to interview Kavita Channe. Kavita is a sports and entertainment host, NFL sideline reporter, and TV personality and producer, who has successfully broken barriers for women and minorities in both media and television. In addition to her accomplishments in the sports and entertainment industry, she has lent herself to many charitable organizations and is a sought-after speaker and actress. A London native with ancestry from India and Greece, Kavita moved to the US when she was 5 years old, bringing with her goals of creating, entertaining, and performing. Realizing early on that her natural talent and ever-growing opportunities were in front of the camera, she attended the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Journalism and Telecommunications. In 2011, Kavita created her own YouTube channel, 1stDownNDirty. With over 1.6 million views, she interviewed athletes and took viewers behind the scenes of the sports world. That led to an offer by Fox Sports Florida in 2012 to cover high school football games and Florida Panthers broadcasts. By 2014, she had been recruited by the Jacksonville Jaguars to be their sideline reporter. Channe then went on to become the grid-side reporter for NPLG’s GRID (the world’s first co-ed professional sport) for the 2016 season. Not only had she become a respected voice in the sports industry, being featured on Mantalk Radio, Fox Sports, and The Chat, but Channe produced and hosted her own “Kavita Channe Special”, going one-on-one with sports stars airing on South Florida’s VIP TV on The CW. Beyond sports broadcasting and journalism, Kavita has appeared on television in HBO’s Ballers, the Fox reality TV show, “Paradise Hotel”, and VH1’s Baller Wives. She also worked as a featured correspondent in Designing Spaces on TLC. Kavita has also held roles in feature films, namely Broke: The New American Dream, CHECKPOST, and her latest endeavor, Dependence, set to be released at the end of 2017.

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