Athlete Reporting from the Big Game

Special Olympics Florida athlete Malcom Harris-Gowdie is living out his dream this week, working as a broadcaster at Super Bowl Media Row in Phoenix.

But just when he thought it couldn’t get any better, Malcom learned that he’s about to make history: On Sunday, he’ll become the first Special Olympics athlete to serve as a game day reporter.

“My dreams have come true!” he said, after getting the news. “So many people think that people with intellectual disabilities can’t do certain things. I’m here to prove them wrong and show them that you can achieve your dream. I will never forget this time in my life!”

Malcom, a St. Lucie County athlete, has been part of Special Olympics Florida for more than 15 years. A former County Athlete of the Year, he is an aspiring sportscaster who’s previously worked on Media Row, served as a special sports correspondent for CBS12 in West Palm Beach, and was a sideline reporter at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. 

You can read more about Malcom’s adventure here.