We’re halfway through FAHM and we’re not slowing down with these spotlight profiles. This week, we’re kicking off with Cassidy Hubbarth who you may have seen on TV and online as an ESPN Anchor and Host. You’ve seen her frequently on televised NBA games as a sideline reporter chatting with players and coaches during timeouts, halftimes, and post-game. Lets get to know her more with these facts.
1. Cassidy Hubbarth is of Filipino and European descent
The Illinois native is of Filipino descent from her mother’s side and German and Irish descent from her father’s side. In high school, Cassidy was a three sport athlete for four years and part of the 2002 ETHS State Championship high school soccer team. One of the coolest anchors is also one of the biggest Chicago Bulls fan.
2. She began her career in news before becoming a sports anchor
After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in Journalism, Cassidy became a traffic reporter and producer for WMAQ NBC5 Network in Chicago. From there, she entered the sports industry and became a host and reporter for the Big Ten Network and Fox Sports South, where she won a Southeast Emmy for Interactivity for her work on SEC Gridiron Live.
3. Cassidy now serves as a full-time reporter for different ESPN outlets
Before covering ESPN NBA games as a full-time sideline reporter throughout the regular and playoff seasons, Cassidy also was a regular host for college football and WNBA studio host for ESPN and ABC. When she’s not an in-game reporter, she also lead ESPN’s digital show, Hoop Streams which is a pre-game analysis and preview to upcoming NBA games. Other shows Cassidy is also involved in includes: Get Up, SportsCenter, First Take, The Jump, and NBA Countdown.
4. Cassidy was grinding during the NBA bubble as an anchor
Even the sports world was put on pause and later resumed within a secured environment last NBA season because of the pandemic. However, when the NBA bubble became a successful alternative to a regular season, Cassidy was in the midst of it all as one of the few reporters invited to anchor. She recorded her experience through an Instagram vlog called, Bubble Diary where she talked about the bubble, historical moments that happened on and off the court, and how the NBA created a whole new game.
5. Cassidy chatted with Jordan Clarkson about the Yum Yum Food Truck
She isn’t one to shy away from topics other than sports. In an episode of Hoop Streams, Cassidy shed light on the actions of Jordan Clarkson and how he helped the Utah food truck, Yum Yum Food Truck get back on its feet. Cassidy spoke up that even if these racial attacks are no longer making headline news, it’s still important to talk about how it’s happening. She continues to hope that more people will keep paying attention and do their part to help others.
Catch her on ESPN and its various outlets!
Cover Photo Credit: Cassidy Hubbarth Facebook
San Francisco native Adrian Per is a self-taught music video director, photographer, DJ, and production company co-owner of Lumpia Watermelon. Beginning with producing his own music videos, he transformed into the go-to collaborator for some of your favorite mainstream artists. Lets get to know this multi-hypenated creative!
1. Adrian Per began producing his own videos at 19.
This film director has a speciality in creating music videos. While he started working with artists locally in the Bay Area, Adrian turned into a popular up and coming director. The visual content he creates focuses on storytelling told the proper way.
2. He made the move from the Bay to LA by 2018 to expand opportunities
As an on-demand director in the Bay, Adrian felt he reached his potential and decided to make the big move to Los Angeles. The move allowed him to continue growing in his craft and learning from some of the best in the industry. Then in 2015, he took his career to the next step and launched a full service video production and post production company called Lumpia Watermelon in Los Angeles.
3. Adrian was the photographer for Lil Nas X’s iconic pregnancy photos
In addition to being a director, he takes dope photos too! We’ve all seen Lil Nas X’s iconic pregnancy photos for People Magazine for the release of his album, Montero. The photos are gorgeous and literally sent everyone into a frenzy. Adrian also worked on the promo video where Lil Nas X gave birth.
4. He’s worked with so many different artists: E-40, P-Lo, The Kid LAORI, Tyga, G-Eazy, Megan Thee Stallion, Kehlani, and more!
Name an artist and Adrian Per has probably worked with them. He’s even worked with the legend Scottie Pippen! You just have to see his resume as you’ve probably seen his work and didn’t even know!
5. Catch Adrian and friends in a new podcast Brick x Brick Podcast
While guesting on the @creative_ambiance podcast and getting real on the episode with @leviozzy, he drops a surprise. Adrian is working on his own podcast show, @brickxbrickpodcast hosted by him and some of his very cool friends. We can only guess who’ll be guesting as he’s worked with amazing people from the industry. You’ll want to give the account a follow as he’ll for sure be dropping more news soon!
Adrian Per is a self-taught music video director, photographer, DJ, and production company co-owner. Born and raised in San Francisco he began his journey in the entertainment industry by producing his own music videos at the age of 19. These videos caught the attention of his friends, childhood icons, and local artists in which they hired him to direct their music videos. He spent the next few years developing his skills and experience and becoming one of the top music video directors and photographers in the Bay Area.
By 2018, he had directed countless videos and realized he had reached his potential in the Bay Area. So he made the move to Los Angeles in order for him to continue growing and learning from the best in the industry. Since then, he co-founded a full service video production and post production company in 2015 called Lumpia Watermelon based in Los Angeles. Under Lumpia Watermelon, he has had the opportunity to work with more notable mainstream artists such as: Lil Nas X, The Kid Laroi, Polo G, Tyga, 24kGoldn, Megan Thee Stallion, O.T Genasis, Kehlani, G-Eazy, and more.
Cover Photo Credit: Adrian Per