WFXR Sports Sitdown : Washington D.C. Sports Media …
ROANOKE, Va., (WFXR) - WFXR Sports Director Jermaine Ferrell interviews Washington D.C. Sports Media Personality Kelsey Nicole Nelson. A trailblazer in sports media in the DMV, Kelsey Nicole Nelson continues to create her own lane. The award-winning professional broadcast journalist and radio personality has covered some of the top sporting events on a local, state and national level for broadcast tv. Kelsey has covered some of the premier sporting events including the WNBA Finals, NBA Finals and the Super Bowl interviewing the world’s top athletes.
Before attending college, Kelsey was a standout student at Clarksburg High School in Clarksburg, Md. Kelsey was born and raised in Montgomery County, Md. She is a proud DMV native.
Growing up, Kelsey was always strong in academics, earning academic scholarships to attend college and spent a great deal of time participating in community service and in athletics. Currently, Kelsey works as a freelance sports reporter, where she has become a fixture in the Washington, D.C. sports scene. Currently, Kelsey is apart of the Washington Football Team's broadcast team where she serves as a digital host for the team's Unfiltered series, hosting "The Fit" and "The Life" shows. For the Washington Football Team Kelsey also serves as the host of "Washington Unfiltered" which airs every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington. Kelsey is also the host of the Sports Smarts podcast series for the National Sports Media Association. She is also commonly seen and heard on Fox Sports Radio 1340 AM/96.9 FM where she hosts her own radio show/podcast, “Listen In With KNN,” the station's flagship show! For Fox Sports Radio, Kelsey covers all the professional teams throughout the Greater Washington Area including the Washington Redskins, Washington Wizards, Baltimore Orioles, Maryland Terrapins, Georgetown Hoyas and more. Last year, Kelsey was awarded by the Next Generation Entertainment Awards as the “Best On-Air Personality” for her work with her show. Her sports broadcasting work doesn’t end there as she also works as the Co-Host for “Inside the MFL,” on DC Radio 96.3 HD4, and serves as the league’s official sideline reporter. Most recently, Kelsey worked as the Arena Football League team reporter for the Washington Valor.
In addition to these responsibilities, Kelsey is a sideline reporter for the Big East Digital Network (BEDN) covering Georgetown University's women’s basketball team during college basketball season. Kelsey also works as a sports host/correspondent for the DKN Sports Network apart from the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment. Kelsey also is a frequent contributor for various sports sites in the D.C. region and works as a reporter for Jeff Power TV productions. Kelsey has appeared on WHUR, 106.7 “The Fan,” “The Tony Perkins Show”, “The Butch McAdams Show,” “America Speaks,” "The Marketing Pulpit,” “The Wil Walker Show,” and other top shows across the country. Kelsey was recently featured in "The Legends of Texas Football" documentary that aired on Fox Sports Southwest. She also, is a common fixture as a host and analyst on “The Roundball Report” and “The Sideline Report.” Kelsey has covered premier sporting events such as the NBA Finals, the WNBA Finals, the Super Bowl, the Quicken Loans National Golf Tournament and team championship ceremonies at the White House. New this year, Kelsey began work as instructor for Doral College teaching an “Introduction to Radio and Podcasting” course.