Selema "Sal" Masekela
Selema “Sal” Masekela is a beloved host, commentator, journalist, musician, and producer best known for his work presenting ESPN’s Summer and Winter X Games, which he hosted for 13 years; NBC’s Red Bull Signature Series; hosting E!’s Daily 10; and hosting and executive producing the award-winning TV show VICE World of Sports. Sal’s creativity and mastery of storytelling extends behind the camera to his production company, UX Entertainment. In 2015, Sal joined the Emmy-award winning investigative series VICE on HBO as a correspondent and executive producer. That year, he also appeared in the remake of the cult classic Point Break. In February 2014, he made his Olympic broadcasting debut from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, reporting features for NBC’s nationally syndicated Olympic Zone. A New York native, Sal’s flair for entertainment emerged at an early age as he toured the world with his father, South African jazz icon Hugh Masekela. Sal’s creative aesthetics also extend into fashion through his clothing company, Art of Craft, which donates a percentage of every sale to charity. In addition, Sal offers his name and time to the charity he co-founded, Stoked Mentoring, a nonprofit action sports organization for at-risk youth whose mission is “developing successful teens with opportunity, knowledge, experience, and determination through the use of action sports, mentoring, and coaching.