With a deep background in finance, you could easily say Shana Shumate was set in the world of monetary number crunching, until she wasn’t.
As with all things that are of true destiny, Reischea Canidate-Kapasouris believes, you don't find your career, sometimes your career finds you.
Armed with the gift of gab and a natural feel for writing, broadcasting found it's way into Reischea's world after she graduated from the University of Southern California.
Reischea's television career began in her hometown of Fresno, California, at then KJEO, channel 47. Her experience at the CBS affiliate was
invaluable; as she worked her way up from a sports intern, to sports producer/reporter, to full-time weekend sports anchor/reporter. That
experience propelled her to San Diego as the weekend sports anchor/reporter for KSWB, where she got her first opportunity to cover
professional sports teams on a regular basis in the Chargers and Padres.
In 2002 she was hired as the weekend sports anchor/reporter for FOX 5 WNYW in New York. There, Reischea was nominated for a New York
Local Emmy for her three-part series on "Diminishing African American's in Baseball" in 2007. She was also given the opportunity to work on the
station's community affairs show, Good Day Street talk where topics ranged from post 9/11 stress disorders, healthcare, music and more.
In 2008 opportunity knocked again, this time taking her to Bristol, Connecticut to join ESPN. While with the network, Reischea was able to
interview and interact with some of the biggest athletes and stars on the planet, which made for a pretty awesome experience.
After the birth of her awesome son, Agisi, Reischea focused full-time on the hardest job she’s ever had, being a Mom. But the television love never
went away and so she was able to slide in news anchoring with News12 Connecticut for a short time.
Fast forward to the addition of an amazing daughter, Chrisonia, and that center stone in her life, family, proved to be of necessary focus. As a Mom
of 2 and a wife to a phenomenal husband, Alexandros, Reischea has learned the dynamics of life are ever-changing. Now, focusing on her own
self-empowerment, Reischea is taking her experience in broadcast and bridging it over to a new adventure in the podcast world as a co-host on
Think Tank of Three.
With a deep background in finance, you could easily say Shana Shumate was set in the world of monetary number crunching, until she wasn’t.…
Who says people can’t multi-task?! For the founder of the Niko Car Seat Cover and part-time NBC News Correspondent, it’s pretty much another day at the office!
Continue Reading Jump In with Jinah Kim – Episode #41
The year 2020 will go down in the books as a year of change. A year of unveiling, unburying, unburdening. It will be known as the year of the pandemic. The year of #blacklivesmatter and a push for social change. The year 2020 is the year Think Tank lost a third and gained a third.…
Fashion was and is her passion. She started her own company and established herself as a force to be reckoned with. Then, life changed Adrienne Stewart-Gordon’s course dramatically.
Continue Reading The Plot Twist with Adrienne Stewart-Gordon – Episode #40
The holiday season is kicking off and we at the Think Tank are watching the end of this year with great anticipation. Needless to say, 2020 has been a whirlwind, crazy, and chaotic year filled with lessons, struggles, and successes.
As we reflect on where we are and where we’ve been, we want to take…
We are now 15 days removed from the national elections and I have very mixed emotions of where we are as a nation.
On one hand, I am openly happy and relieved in the knowledge that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice President on January 20, 2021. On the other hand a not so secret hard truth was also laid bare on Tuesday, November 3rd,…… this country has a very long way to go.…
Continue Reading What I Learned November 3rd…
Pam Oliver has been a force to be reckoned with in the NFL broadcasting field for over 25 years! But she didn’t just happen to get to the top, Pam worked for her reputation of knowledge and straight forwardness that let everyone know, there was a job to be done first and foremost.…
Continue Reading Walking in Pam’s Cleats
Who says the NFL is a man’s world? One individual who has completely made a name for herself and garnered the respect of players, coaches, broadcasters, the entire NFL is Pam Oliver.
Continue Reading Dominating the NFL with Pam Oliver – Episode #37
What happens when your plan goes off the rails?
I never imagined that at this point in my life I would be asking: “Where am I going?” “What am I doing?” “What do I want to do?”. I actually had a plan. In fact, by now, I was supposed to be living that plan full throttle, able to choose projects that I was passionate about, living my “idea” of success.
Well, my plans didn’t go in the direction I had pictured. The career track I thought I was on, fizzled away, my beautiful family took center stage, and the self developed some very real doubts. Here’s the thing; the change wasn’t causing me the issue. This wasn’t the first time I’ve switched gears. I went to college with a pre-med focus and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. However, medical school was no longer in my plan. I was turned on to broadcasting my senior year, and once I said it out loud, there was no turning back. I decided to go home where I was able to start my career in Fresno, California. Broadcasting later moved me from California to New York to Connecticut. I’m not new to change, but for the first time ever, I found myself unsure of what my next move should be.…
Continue Reading Getting Back On Track!
Mic check 123… Is this thing on?
Oh, it’s on. We’re back. And it’s time for something new for Think Tank of Three. Get ready, our brand new chapter starts now with our exciting new co-host!…