Special Olympics Florida Athlete Reports Again from the Super Bowl

Special Olympics athlete Malcom Harris-Gowdie is now a bona fide Super Bowl veteran.

The Port St. Lucie County athlete was back at the Big Game this year, thanks to a partnership with sports and entertainment network FanSided. As part of that partnership, FanSided hired Malcom to work with hosts Patrick Allen and Sterling Holmes to form a Unified reporting team covering all the pre-game news and the championship itself.

Last year, Malcom served on the first-ever Special Olympics Unified reporting team alongside FanSided during Super Bowl LVII.

“When I got the call FanSided asked me back to be a part of their reporting team, I was so excited,” he said. “Although this is my fourth year attending Media Row with Special Olympics, it is my first paid opportunity to do the job I love the most with my friends Patrick and Sterling from FanSided.”

In the week leading up to the game, the aspiring sportscaster had the chance to talk with NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year C.J. Stroud and Super Bowl MVPs Kurt Warner and Drew Brees. During the week’s opening press conference, he asked questions of Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid and NFL Offensive Player of the Year Christian McCaffrey, of the San Francisco 49ers.

On game day, Malcom worked in the media area outside Allegiant Stadium, then covered the post-game press conference, speaking again with Chiefs Coach Andy Reid and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes.

Over the years, Malcom has built an impressive resume. He’s worked for his local CBS news station as a special correspondent, served as a guest announcer for the St. Lucie Mets minor league affiliate and was a guest at the 2015 ESPYs.

Covering the nation’s biggest sporting event, he said, was “literally a dream come true.”

“Special Olympics has given me so many great opportunities to show people what I can do,” he said. “I’m helping show the world what true inclusion looks like.”

Reporting from the Super Bowl, he said, is just another step toward fulfilling his goal of becoming a full-time sportscaster.

“That’s what I’m shooting for – 100 percent,” he said.