He’s one of broadcasting’s “good guys”. TSN reporter and Sportscentre anchor Nabil Karim has had a rapid but very well deserved rise to national television, and now he’s looking back on a wild start to a successful career with Canada’s sports leader.
I had the opportunity to work with Nabil for a year or so when he was first starting out in Prince George. A couple of cities later and it’s not unusual to see him covering a major sporting event, reporting on an NHL team or anchoring the network’s flagship program. You could tell very early on that there was a lot of talent with Nabil, he was a natural on camera and best of all, the person you saw on camera was the person you got off camera as well.
Michael Small from kitandace.com recently caught up with Karim where they covered a lot of great topics relating to sports broadcasting. Is Nabil still a fan of teams? What does he love most about what he does? What’s the most overrated part of sportscasting? And how does he explain what he does to other people.
Everyone has a hobby they obsess about. That certain thing you talk about all day long, seven days a week – just because you love it. Now imagine you could do just that, and get paid. For Nabil Karim, anchor and reporter for TSN’s Sportscentre, the dream is real.
Karim always knew he wanted to pursue sports as a career, but when becoming a professional athlete turned out to be an unrealistic goal, he shifted gears and put his mind to finding new ways to stay involved.
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