How Canadian Nabil Karim went from criminology student to US national TV with Turner Sports – The Athletic

As Nabil Karim prepared for the next big step in his career in November, he suddenly hit a roadblock. It was short in stature, but it wasn’t easy to overcome: His 6-year-old son Adam didn’t want to leave his friends in suburban Hartford, Connecticut to start a new life in suburban Atlanta.

The father, a Richmond, BC-born and CBC- and TSN-educated sports announcer, had accepted a life-changing job at Turner Sports. He joined an exclusive club of Canadians working at the top of US sports television if only he could convince his eldest child to join the family for the ride.

Karim tried to make the move sound exciting. He tried to sell the benefits of living in the south with a more tolerant winter climate. He knew his son wouldn’t remember any of the discussions in 10 years, but they were both living in the moment, and the moment was exhausting.

“I was just so emotionally drained, I felt so bad,” Karim said. “I had the worst parenting moment ever: I was like, ‘You know what, Adam? I’m going to buy you a Nintendo Switch.’”

It proved to be an effective pivot – it also cost Karim a dollhouse for his 2-year-old Hannah – and it put him on a road few from the Lower Mainland have taken. The 38-year-old officially launched his career in January at Turner, where he has worked on the sidelines and in the studio for NHL and NBA coverage, among other things.

He grew up without many role models, with an initially skeptical family and a contingency plan in place.

https://theathletic.com/3251157/2022/04/16/nabil-karim-tnt-tsn/?source=rss How Canadian Nabil Karim went from criminology student to US national TV with Turner Sports – The Athletic

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