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Kavita Channe

Kavita Channe

Executive Producer/Host: 7 Most Fascinating People of South Florida.

Kavita Channe is known for her work as a sports and entertainment TV host and producer. A true multi-hyphenate, this TV personality, entrepreneur, philanthropist also counts becoming a mother as one of her greatest achievements and one of her biggest drivers to break barriers for women and minorities in both media and television.

As a London native with ancestry from India, Kavita moved to the US when she was five years old, bringing with her goals of creating, entertaining and performing within a competitive field. Realizing early on that her natural talent lay in front of the camera, she attended the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism, Telecommunications and Business.

After graduating college, Channe launched The Procurer, a luxury celebrity concierge, and marketing firm. Shortly after she was asked by a client to regularly interview celebs on the red carpet of his Miami venue. This led to TV presenting work, which evolved into national sports broadcasting, and celebrity hosting and entertainment she is known for today.

In 2011, Kavita created her own YouTube channel, 1stDownNDirty. With over 1.6 million views, she interviewed athletes and took viewers behind the scenes of the sports world. That led to an offer by Fox Sports in 2012 to cover nationally aired high school football games along with Florida Panthers broadcasts. Channe was also producing and hosting segments for VIP TV covering all things sports and celebrity in Florida.

By 2014, she had been recruited by the Jacksonville Jaguars to be their sideline reporter and was also added as a host on the all- female daily talk show The Chat on ABC and NBC in Jacksonville. Channe then went on to become the grid-side reporter for NPLG’s GRID (the world’s first co-ed professional sport) as well as cage-side for Titan FC on UFC.

Not only had she become a respected voice in the sports industry, being featured on Mantalk Radio, Fox Sports and many other radio programs nationally, but Channe also produced and hosted her own “Kavita Channe Special,” going one-on-one with sports stars airing on VIP TV.

Beyond sports broadcasting and journalism, Kavita has appeared on television in HBO’s Ballers, the Fox reality TV show Paradise Hotel, and VH1’s Baller Wives. She also worked as a featured correspondent in Designing Spaces on TLC. Kavita has also held roles in feature films, including Broke: The New American Dream, CHECKPOST, and her latest, Dependence, released in 2021.

Channe brings a dynamic energy to her many memorable speaking engagements, bringing her talents to the United States, South Africa, Singapore and beyond. She also frequently partners with nonprofits to lend her voice to reputable organizations including the American Heart Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Miami Diaper Bank, HANDY, American Red Cross, United Way and 211 Broward where she is a board member.

In the fall of 2017, Kavita launched Channé Rosé, a rosé wine inspired by her travels in Provence. She was extremely hands-on in the process from conceptualization to the final product, and together with her winemaker, Kavita was able to create an award-winning dry, crisp and clean rosé wine that pairs well with a multitude of dishes.

During the same time Kavita gave birth to her daughter, Magical Micah, and soon after was asked to grace the cover of Mother & Baby India with a 7-page spread about her experience with motherhood and business. She appeared on the cover again the following year with Micah and her new baby Maverick. Going back to her Indian roots, this was truly an honor for her and her family.

In May of 2020, Kavita made the cover of Fort Lauderdale Illustrated with a 10-page spread featuring her award-winning wine, entertaining at home and her next endeavor, The 7 Most Fascinating People of South Florida 2020, a special highlighting those changing the game in South Florida in 2020.

Most recently, Channe was recognized and featured in Forbes titled Meet The Woman Who Wants To Change The Way You Sip Rosé preceding the launch of her new varietal Channé Blanc which she debuted in the Hamptons and Long Island this past summer. Channé Blanc instantly became a hit and sold out within weeks.

Kavita also added author to her repertoire in 2021. In her free time, Kavita loves reading books with her kids and taking them on adventures. It was one such adventure—to a summer house in the Hamptons during the pandemic—that sparked the idea for her debut picture book, Frederick the Hamptons Frog which is now available on Amazon.

Kavita Channe brings diversity to an industry with her array of talents. Whether on the sidelines reporting for an NFL football team, wowing an audience of a morning talk show, or using her entrepreneurial skills to bring a new product to market, she is constantly using her talents to create new and exciting paths for her already inspiring career. There is no telling where her determination and drive will take her, but in quoting her own words

“I DO NOT FEEL THAT I CHOSE MY CAREER…IT CHOSE ME.”

If her past is any indication, Kavita Channe has only scratched the surface.

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