Don Riddell Biography
Don Riddell is an award-winning news anchor and sports journalist from England working as an anchor and correspondent for ‘World Sport’, working out of CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta.
How old is Don Riddell? – Age
The CNN sports and anchor is 49 years old as of September 7, 2021. He was born in 1972 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Don Riddell Family and Education
Riddell’s family is not known. He attended Trinity and All Saints College, then part of the University of Leeds, and graduated with a BA. Awarded in Mass Media/Communication and Cultural Studies.
Don Riddell Net Worth
Riddell’ s net worth is not known. However, most of what he owns is from his journalism career.
Don Riddell CNN – Career
In 2013, he covered CNN’s documentary ‘World Sports Presents: Branded a Rebel,’ which explores the 30th anniversary of cricket’s highly divisive ‘Rebel Tours,’ especially the 1983 West Indies unofficial apartheid-era tour of South Africa. Featuring strong interviews with certain cricketers-who were threatened with lifetime bans-‘Branded a Rebel’ received the ‘Football News of the Year’ award from the International Press Association in 2013 as well as the CINE Golden Eagle.
He has travelled widely since joining CNN in 2002, filing reports from scores of countries and interviewing many of the world’s top sporting names, including Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Sebastian Vettel and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. He won the 2010 Spanish World Cup in Madrid and televised live from Wimbledon, the US Open, the Ryder Cup, the Open Championship, the Rugby World Cup, the Tour de France, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and five straight Champions League finals.
Riddell’s reporting experience covers stories from the 2010 Royal Wedding and the London G20 Summit. The studio covered the Haiti earthquake, the Mumbai terror attacks, the contested Iranian election and the death of Michael Jackson. He has represented a number of celebrities, from explorers to prime ministers, holocaust survivors, and the world’s tallest man.
In addition to his broadcast work, Riddell also contributes columns for CNN.com and also pens for magazines around the world. He is an award-winning filmmaker and a keen photographer whose images are frequently featured alongside his stories on CNN.com.
Prior to joining CNN, Riddell worked on British regional broadcasting; beginning with ‘Calendar News’ for Yorkshire Television (YTV) in Leeds and the London News Network (LNN), where he worked as a host and correspondent on the London Tonight show.