Not only does this 10-year-old know what he wants to be when he grows up, but he also actively pursues it!
When he was granted the chance to cover his beloved team, the Las Vegas Raiders, as a sideline reporter, Jeremiah Fennell of Las Vegas, Nevada, recently went viral. Jeremiah was so mature, sophisticated, and intelligent throughout the interview with wide receiver Devante Adams that you’d never guess he was just 10 years old.
While appearing on the “Jennifer Hudson Show” on Feb. 10, dressed in a blue button-up and light blue tie, Jeremiah said his journey into sports journalism stemmed from being unable to play sports.
“It all started when I was 4 years old because I was told through my parents that I might not be able to play contact sports because I have a brain defect and detached shoulder bone,” he told Hudson.
Jeremiah, as a compromise, claimed he played tee-ball, basketball, and football for a calendar year. After that, he planned to “hone his craft in journalism and broadcasting.”
“I asked my mom if I could make my own YouTube channel commenting on the Raiders, but she said ‘No’ because they were in California at the time,” he explained.
However, after they relocated to Las Vegas and Jeremiah continued to achieve academic honor roll status, his mother reportedly agreed to let him launch the video channel in 2020, according to the 10-year-old.
“That’s what started it, but what’s really driving me is because I want to make my parents proud at a young age because my mom very much has health issues, and my dad is a senior citizen,” Jeremiah said.
Jeremiah has stated that his career aspirations include those of a journalist, sportscaster, business owner, and investor.