American sprint icon Sanya Richards-Ross reveals three dream careers after quiting reality TV

American sprint icon Sanya Richards-Ross reveals three dream careers after quiting reality TV

Mark Kinyanjui 21:00 - 19.05.2024

The former 400m great had until recently been a regular on Real Housewives of Atlanta and still does atheltics punditry and hosting since hanging up her spikes.

Former American sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross has revealed her career goals a few months since quitting reality TV.

Richards-Ross had been a regular on Real Housewives of Atlanta, a show she joined after hanging up her running spikes in 2016 after injuries forced her hands.

Since retiring from track and field, the 39-year-old has established herself as a prominent track and field analyst for NBC.

 She has provided expert analysis at major events such as the Olympic Games in 2016 and 2020, as well as the World Athletics Championships. 

Additionally, Richards-Ross has hosted the World Athletics Podcast, where she interviews athletes, both past and present, as she navigates her career off the track.

Now, the four-time Olympic gold medalist has revealed her three dream careers during an appearance on the Vault Empowers podcast. 

“I feel like I am just getting started. I feel like I definitely still want to go into acting,” Richards-Ross shared.

 “I love being creative. There are two things I would want to do. My dream job is to be a host on Good Morning America or The View - something like that -. 

“I would also like to be a creative director for something cause I feel like if I had a budget, baby, if I had like a brand, I could take it to the next level.”

Richards-Ross emphasized her desire to explore acting, citing her aptitude for learning scripts and her strong memory.

 “I want to do some acting. I am good at learning scripts and my memory is really good, so I feel I could do acting well, so those are the three things I really want to do.”

Richards-Ross has never been one to be camera shy. In 2013, she premiered her WE tv reality TV show Glam and Gold, a docu-series that followed her as she juggled appearances, ran businesses, trained for the track season, and balanced life with her husband and family.

Primarily shot at their home in Austin, the series also visited Florida, New York, and Jamaica, where she took Team SRR for an Olympic victory lap and celebration.

Richards Ross revealed the real reason she left the program after just two years in the job.

“What made reality TV difficult for me was when it was given to the public, and I think a lot of times, the way the show is put together, and how they would divert situations did not dissect who I am or the circumstances of the situation.”

As Richards-Ross continues to transition from her illustrious athletic career, her ambitions highlight her drive to excel in new and creative fields, promising an exciting future ahead.