Don Riddell Biography and Wiki
Don Riddell is an American award-winning media personality serving as an anchor and correspondent for World Sport at CNN based in Atlanta, USA. He is also the host of World Sport on CNN International. Previously he presented Living Golf, World News, and CNN Today.
Don Riddell Age and Birthday
He was born on September 7, 1972 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He celebrates his birthday party on September 7, every year. Riddell turns 49 years old in 2021.
Don Riddell Nationality
Riddell is British by nationality.
Don Riddell Education
He attended Trinity and All Saints College and graduated from Leeds University with a Bachelors degree with honors in Public Media/Communication and Cultural Studies.
Don Riddell Family
The name of his parents is not known though he often post them in his social media pages. On July 12, 2019 during their anniversary, he posted a tweet captioned; ‘Huge congratulations to my Mum and Dad on their golden wedding anniversary today; 50 years together that’s some achievement!’ His parents have been together for 50 years.
Don Riddell Wife
Riddell is married to Jen Stallone Riddell, an artist. Her commissioned portrait work is featured in private collections in Atlanta, New York and the United Kingdom. She’s been shown locally in Atlanta and has been recognized by international juried competitions.
Don Riddell Kids
He has two sons with his wife.
Don Riddell CNN
Riddell is an award-winning anchor and correspondent for World Sport, working out of CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta. He is currently the host of World Sport on CNN International and one of the network’s most versatile anchors, having also presented the long-running feature show Living Golf as well as news programs World News and CNN Today. Riddell also covered the 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio de Janeiro and the deadly Chapecoense plane crash in Colombia.
He was in Brazil when the team returned to competition. Since joining CNN in 2002, Riddell has filed stories from dozens of countries, speaking to many of the world’s top sports names and profiling stories as diverse as match-fixing and the emergence of eSports.
He has covered all four golf majors and the Ryder Cup, in addition to Wimbledon, the Rugby World Cup, the Tour de France, Champions League Finals and Spain’s 2010 World Cup victory from Madrid. In addition to covering sports, Riddell has also covered many news stories including the 2010 Royal Wedding and the G20 summit in London.
From the studio, he has covered the Haiti earthquake, the Mumbai terror attacks, the disputed Iranian election and the death of Michael Jackson. He has profiled a variety of personalities from astronauts to prime ministers, holocaust survivors and the world’s tallest man.
Riddell often writes for CNN.com and occasionally pens columns for publications around the world. Prior to joining CNN, Riddell worked in British regional television; starting on Calendar News with Yorkshire Television (YTV) in Leeds, and the London News Network (LNN), where he worked as a presenter and reporter for the London Tonight program. He has run both the London and New York Marathons.
Don Riddell Awards
Riddell is an award-winning filmmaker and keen photographer, whose pictures are often seen alongside his reports on CNN.com. In 1998, he was invited to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace, having been identified as one of the nation’s young achievers by the Independent Television Commission.
In 2016 Riddell reported on the Hillsborough football disaster and the long campaign for truth and justice in the CNN documentary, World Sports Presents: They’ll Never Walk Alone. This powerful film was recognized by the New York Festivals with a silver medal. That same year, he was named a finalist as ‘Best Sports Anchor’ at the New York Festivals.
In 2013 he fronted the CNN documentary World Sports Presents: Branded a Rebel, which examines the 30th anniversary of cricket’s highly controversial “Rebel Tours”, specifically the West Indies unauthorized tour of apartheid-era South Africa in 1983.
Featuring powerful interviews with some of the cricketers who were punished with lifetime bans ‘Branded a Rebel’ won the Foreign Press Association’s ‘Sports Story of the Year’ award in 2013 as well as a Golden Eagle from CINE.
Don Riddell Salary
His salary ranges between $40,000 to $110,500 per year.
Don Riddell Net Worth
His net worth ranges between $1 to $5 million.