Carissa Galloway is an Orlando based Registered Dietitian with a diverse background in nutrition, fitness, and television hosting.

Who Am I?

Carissa Galloway is an internationally recognized Race Announcer and Registered Dietitian with a diverse background in nutrition, fitness, and television hosting. 

Carissa has been a trailblazer for women’s equality in the sports world since 2005 when she was the first female announcer for runDisney.  In 2021 she joined the announcing team at IRONMAN triathlon and was their first North American female lead announcer and the first American female announcer at the IRONMAN World Championships.  Carissa loves  being a race announcer and has announced for the Boston Marathon, Twin Cities Marathon, Des Moines Marathon, Long Beach Marathon and many other notable road races and triathlons.

Carissa is also a Registered Dietitian and an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert. She has appeared nationally on E! TV, The Daily Buzz, Daytime TV, Emotional Mojo, CBS College Sports and the Home Shopping Network both in the US and Australia. Locally Carissa has appeared on over 25 top local morning shows as a nutrition and fitness expert including ABC Los Angeles, NBC New York and FOX Boston. She also speaks to corporations and businesses across the country sharing her passion for health and fitness. Carissa is currently working alongside Olympic runner Jeff Galloway as his dietitian helping runners achieve their fitness and health goals through nutrition. Her first book ‘Run. Walk.Eat’ will be out in September 2023.

As a dietitian Carissa excels in integrating her passion for nutrition with her on-camera experience to deliver nutrition messages that are evidenced-based, approachable, and can lead to long-term results. She was recognized as the “Media Dietitian of the Year” by the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Before becoming a Registered Dietitian, Carissa worked as a sports announcer and TV host. Carissa has worked as a sports announcer for ESPN’s Wide World of Sports, the on-court emcee for the NBA’s Orlando Magic, and co-host of the travel show Hot Spots. In addition to being a certified personal trainer she works as a race announcer for RunDisney announcing events across the country.

Carissa graduated Summa Cum Laude as Valedictorian from Keiser University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Prior to that she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Central Florida, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She is a 6 time marathoner and in her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband Westin, daughter Claire and son Eliud.

Professional Affiliations and Accomplishments

  • Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist

  • Licensed Dietitian
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Screen Actors Guild Member
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Member

  • Florida Dietetic Association Member

  • Fitfluential Ambassador

  • CPR Certified

  • Keiser University Founders Scholarship Recipient

  • Fitness Magazine – Best Personal Trainer Blog Nominee

  • Member Cabot RD Cheese Board

  • Member Cabot Fit Team