Nkwa Asonye Makes History

Nkwa Asonye Makes History As The First Black Person Win An NSMA Award As Connecticut Sportscaster

From Campus Radio To CBS Sports Anchor

In a surprise that left him “still in shock,” Nkwa Asonye recently made history as the first Black winner of a prestigious NSMA award for Connecticut sportscasters.

Asonye currently works as a sports reporter and anchor for WFSB, Connecticut’s CBS station. His on-air passion traces back to college, when he called his first-ever basketball game for campus radio – with former President Barack Obama in attendance.

Setting The Standard For Excellence In Broadcasting

In Asonye’s 14-plus years in sports media, marquee broadcasters like John Sterling and Beth Mowins inspired him with their infectious enjoyment on-air.

Whether an instant classic or blowout, their enthusiasm persisted in spotlighting the stories and people that make sports special. As the first non-white NSMA honoree representing WFSB, Asonye plans on upholding the standard of excellence set by industry stalwarts in Connecticut and beyond.

Privileged To Interact And Inform

With an unparalleled mix of stories and talented personalities from all walks of life, Asonye considers sports broadcasting a privilege to interact with audiences.

As the newest distinguished name on a traditionally white-dominated NSMA honoree list, Nkwa Asonye is grateful for the chance to blaze a trail. He eagerly anticipates spotlighting more untold stories while inspiring the next wave of diverse sports media stars.