Don Riddell Profile
Don Riddell is a British Sports/News Reporter/Anchor and Correspondent working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in August 2002.
Don Riddell Education
Riddell is a proud alumnus of Leeds University. He graduated from the university in the year 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication, Cultural Studies, and Public Media. Before enrolling at Leeds University, he was a student at Bishop’s Stortford College. He graduated from there in the year 1991 with A Levels in English, History, and Economics.
Don Riddell Career
Riddell serves at CNN as a Sports/News Anchor and Correspondent. He hosts “World Sport” and “CNN Today,” working out of the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta. He has also worked as a presenter of the long-running feature show, “Living Golf.” Over the years with CNN, he has been filing stories from multiple countries and has profiled stories as diverse as match-fixing and the emergence of eSports, and spoke to numerous world’s top sports names. He has reported on the 2010 World Cup victory from Madrid, Spain, all 4 golf majors, and the Ryder Cup. Additionally, he has covered Wimbledon, the Tour de France, Champions League Finals, and the Rugby World Cup.
Riddell covered the long campaign for truth and justice as well as the Hillsborough football disaster in the year 2016, in “World Sports Presents: They’ll Never Walk Alone,” a CNN documentary. The documentary was honored with a silver medal by the New York Festivals. Also in the year 2016, he reported on the deadly Chapecoense plane crash in Colombia as well as the Summer Olympics from Rio de Janeiro.
Riddell was responsible for fronting the network’s documentary, “World Sports Presents: Branded a Rebel” in the year 2013. There he featured powerful interviews with various cricketers who were permanently banned. The documentary earned a Golden Eagle from CINE, and in the year 2013, it was awarded the “Sports Story of the Year” award by the Foreign Press Association.
Besides being based on sports, he has also reported on multiple news stories such as the G20 summit in London and the 2010 Royal Wedding. Riddle has reported on Michael Jackson’s death, the Haiti earthquake, the disputed Iranian election, and the terror attacks in Mumbai live from the studio. He has been profiling various personalities like prime ministers, astronauts, the world’s tallest man, and holocaust survivors.
Quick Facts About Don Riddell
|Age||49 years old as of 2021|
|Spouse||Jen Stallone Riddell|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Riddle serves as an often writer for CNN.com and occasionally writes columns for publications across the globe. In the year 2016, he was named a finalist as ‘Best Sports Anchor’ at the New York Festivals. Riddle is an award-winning filmmaker and a keen photographer. His photographs are usually seen alongside his reports on CNN.com. Being identified by the Independent Television Commission as one of the nation’s young achievers, he was invited to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Before joining CNN, he served in British regional TV, beginning on the London News Network (LNN) and Calendar News with Yorkshire Television (YTV) in Leeds. There he served as a reporter and presenter of the London Tonight program. Riddle has run both the New York and London Marathons.
Don Riddell Age / How old is Don Riddell?
Riddell is 49 years old as of 2021. He was born on September 7, 1972, in England. He celebrates his birthday on the 7th of September every year.
Don Riddell Height
How tall is Don Riddell? Riddell stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
Don Riddell Family
Riddell was raised with his loving parents, whose names are unknown at the moment. He however posts them often on his Instagram Page. He posted a tweet on July 12, 2019, wishing his parents a happy 50th marriage anniversary. Information regarding Riddell’s siblings is currently under review. However, there will be an update of the information as soon as it is available.
Don Riddell’s Wife/Children
Riddell is married to his lovely spouse, Jen Stallone Riddell, an artist. Jen Stallone’s commissioned portrait work is featured in private collections in the United Kingdom, Atlanta, and New York. She has appeared locally in Atlanta and has been honored by international juried competitions. The couple takes great pride in being mom and dad to their 2 sons, Liam and Larry.
Don Riddell Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Don Riddell’s Net Worth
Riddell has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Sports/News Reporter/Anchor and Correspondent.