Editor’s note: Welcome to Off Camera with. . ., a Front Row series that introduces you to some of the studio anchors who have recently joined ESPN. Today, we meet Prim Siripipat, who joined ESPN in March 2011.
Hidden Talent: Play piano, clarinet and saxophone. Also took dance and ballet as a kid.
Pet Peeve: People who continuously complain and don’t do anything about it.
Favorite TV show: Anything that’s five years old. I’m so late on television shows and that area of entertainment. Most likely, by the time I start watching and liking Breaking Bad, it will be 2020.
Favorite Quote: “Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.” – James Allen
Words of wisdom: Don’t dress for the job you have. . . dress for the job you want.
When did you know you wanted to be an anchor: I knew I wanted to choose a career in sports after tennis was over. I thought about being a physical therapist, a trainer, an orthopedic surgeon or working for a professional sports team.
During my junior year at Duke my professor, Dr. Frank Bassett, suggested I get into television because of my personality. Within several months, I flew myself up to Bristol, Conn. to visit ESPN for the first time in my life. It was then, during that trip, that I discovered the second dream of my life (tennis was my first dream): to be a sports anchor.