Port St. Lucie’s Malcom Harris-Gowdie continuing to break barriers at Super Bowl LVIII

LAS VEGAS, NV (CBS12 NEWS) — Port St. Lucie’s Malcom Harris-Gowdie is back at the ‘Big Game’, and doing his thing in Las Vegas. For the second straight Super Bowl he’s representing the sports and entertainment network FanSided, but this time as the first ever Special Olympics Athlete to be a fully credentialed and paid reporter at the Super Bowl. It’s the Port St. Lucie native’s lifelong dream to be a sports reporter, and to never be defined by autism, or held back by the fact that he has cerebral palsy.

“When (others) see somebody like me doing this,” explains Gowdie, “Others will be like, O.K., if Malcom is doing this so exceptionally well, and is able to intellectually have all the facts and stats and everything, then (they know) they they can do it themselves too.”

Harris-Gowdie has done several special assignments for CBS12 News in the past, including covering the New York Mets at Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, but his ultimate dream was always to cover the Super Bowl. He’s had full media access to the Chiefs and 49ers this week, as well as all of the stars on the red carpet for the NFL Awards.

As Gowdie continues to craft his reporting skill, he’s is not only living out his dream of covering the biggest game in sports, but also fulfilling his other dream of breaking down barriers and inspiring others to never except limits.

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