He may not be a Hollywood celebrity but he is a celebrity in the eyes of Belizeans as Kendis Gibson, a Belizean native residing in the United States of America has made name for himself as a successful journalist. He just recently was named co-anchor of ABC’s ‘America This Morning’ & ‘World News.” This past weekend he was back home revisiting family and childhood memories.
“Amazing weekend trip with family and friends in Belize,” commented Kendis Gibson on a Facebook post. “And met plenty of new friends. Great story to come in the next week on @abcwnn. See you all Tuesday am.”
Kendis hasn't been back in Belize for eleven years and this weekend was his and his brother's first trip to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. They stayed at The Phoenix, spent the day at Portofino, enjoyed a sunset cruise with Tuff e Nuff and were hosted for dinner at Finn & Martini. Kendis spent just one overnight on Ambergris Caye, but was also in the mainland for a few days.
Kendis Gibson and friends at Finn & Martini, Ambergris Caye
In the mainland Kendis visited his old home, got together with family and old friends and even visited the studios of Channel 5 News. Kendis Gibson (and his older brother Marvin) left Belize City for NY in 1984, at the age of ten and has been described as a “talented journalist with wide-ranging experience.” Gibson had previously worked for WJLA in Washington, D.C., CBS News, FOX and even CNN Atlanta.
Ambergris Today congratulates Kendis on his successful career and wishes him the best.
Kendis Gibson with Marleni Cuellar at Channel 5 Belize studios in Belize City