About Unfavorable Odds
Kim Anthony knows something about finding hope in the face of unfavorable odds. Born to teenage parents, Kim grew up in a rough part of town in Richmond VA. At the age of seven, she was taught how to roll marijuana joints. She remembers believing that having such skills would earn her the love and acceptance she was longing for.
She also remembers watching Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comăneci on TV and thinking to herself “I could do that.”
And she did. At the age of 18, Kim became the first African American to receive a full gymnastics scholarship to UCLA. She would go on to be a four time national gymnastics champion and a six time All-American. She would eventually find her way into the UCLA Hall of Fame.
Since her time as a college athlete, Kim has worked for ESPN and NBC Sports. She and her husband Corwin have served on the staff of Athletes In Action, a part of Cru.
Now with her podcast Unfavorable Odds, Kim introduces us to other men and women who faced trials and challenges in life, and who have learned to find hope, joy and victory by trusting in Jesus and following Him.
Kim’s hope is that with each new episode of Unfavorable Odds, listeners will be encouraged to find their strength in Jesus in the midst of every obstacle they face. As we learn to depend on Him, we find that there is no such thing as genuinely unfavorable odds.
Meet Our Host
Kim Anthony is an author, speaker and leadership coach, who has a passion to help others reclaim their authentic selves, embrace their unique attributes, and walk in the fullness of who they were created to be.
As a part of Athletes in Action’s Pro Staff, Kim served as Chaplain for the Miami Dolphins wives for 10 years and continues to coach and mentor the wives of NFL players, head coaches and executives around the League. She also travels the nation sharing her message of hope, forgiveness and purpose with audiences ranging from inner-city youth to corporate executives.
Kim Anthony has worked as a television host and ESPN sports reporter. She has also appeared as a guest on TV and radio programs like, Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, 700 Club, and 100 Huntley Street.
Kim has written an inspiring story detailing her journey from pain to purpose, in her memoir, Unfavorable Odds. In it, she shares how she overcame growing up in an environment surrounded by drugs, violence and financial hardships and went on to become a member of the US National Gymnastics Team and the first African-American female to receive a scholarship to compete for UCLA gymnastics. There, she became a 6-time All-American, 4-time National Champion and was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame in 2000. Kim was also voted to the PAC-12 All-Century Gymnastics Team in 2016 and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2017. Unfavorable Odds is a book that crosses social, economic and cultural barriers. It feeds the soul of the reader with inspiration to persevere and courage to overcome.
Kim Anthony has two adult children and currently resides in Southwest, Ohio with Corwin, her husband of 27 years.
To learn more about Kim visit: www.KimAnthony.net