We had the good fortune of connecting with West Lamy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi West, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I evaluated moreover researched the best way to cover Florida and global sports with an artistic voice, maintaining the moment to find out how I can share my passion for sports factually as a journalist. Leading for my force behind WORLDWIDEWEST coming from sports extended throughout, connecting and involving the entire world, and that is what we love to share. We are all about writing and creating videos for interactive content relating to the topic discussed.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Everyone’s story begins somewhere. I have not let my disadvantages, such as being a black male from a poor background, make me a spectator. Instead, this has intensified my drive to become an influential figure in academics and life, completing my undergraduate degree at Syracuse University. I have not let these disadvantages limit me. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I am a first-generation college graduate of Haitian descent.
To paraphrase Cecil B. DeMille, “[Play-by-play] is a drug I cannot live without.” To be a play-by-play announcer, you have to be interested in the outside world. I came to this conclusion when my world instantly expanded from local basketball courts to a global culture when I was introduced to 60 Minutes. This television news magazine radically altered my views on global issues and sparked my interest in the unique style of report-centered investigations. I was most intrigued by the late pioneering African-American journalist Ed Bradley.
I am acutely aware that the world of media and broadcast journalism is challenging yet rewarding, requiring one to break barriers and research issues about which we are passionate. I look forward to these challenges with much zeal. It was not easy to get to this point with more steps to go. Mentorship and close friends with my persistence help me overcome challenges. Moreover, the growth and expansion of WORLDWIDEWEST.
Lessons learned along the way have included patience; coming from a disadvantaged background is not fair when competing in a field from privileged backgrounds but not taking it personally. Instead, enjoy the journey and surround yourself with those who support and inspire.
WORLDWIDEWEST also produces the world’s best rum cake, along with our media coverage which the world needs to know.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There are tons of diverse ideas and destinations when visiting Miami, Fl. I am biased to the fantastic sunny weather and outdoors. A trip to one of the local beaches is on top of the itinerary. Attending a Miami Heat game is worth a ticket. Across the street from where the Heat play is a world-class science and art museum. Midtown and the Design District offer local foods, artists, and seasonal destinations. If you had one chance, Haitian food is a must.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Inspiration has come from within my soul with growing passion from Oprah Winfrey, the late Ed Bradley on 60 Minutes, and my faith in God. Mentorship from countless mentors in the National Association of Black Journalist Sports Task Force, and when it comes to books, there are so many topics covering sports, faith, and self-growth, to name a few.
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