Don Riddell Bio, Age, Family, Education, Net Worth, CNN

By | April 15, 2024

Don Riddell Biography

Don is an award-winning news anchor and sports journalist from England serving as an anchor and correspondent for ‘World Sport’, serving out of CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta.

How old is Don Riddell?

He was born in 1972 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The CNN sports and anchor is 49 years old as of September 7th 2021.

Don Riddell Family and Education

Riddell’s family is not in the lime light. He went to Trinity and All Saints College, afterwards part of the University of Leeds, and completed with a BA. Awarded in Mass Media/Communication and Cultural Studies.

Don Riddell Net Worth

His net worth is not revealed, nevertheless, most of his fortune is from his journalism profession.

Don Riddell CNN – Career

Come 2013, he aired CNN’s documentary ‘World Sports Presents: Branded a Rebel,’ that explores the 30th anniversary of cricket’s highly divisive ‘Rebel Tours,’ more so the 1983 West Indies unofficial apartheid-era visit of South Africa. Hosting strong interviews with particular cricketers-who were threatened with lifetime bans-‘Branded a Rebel’ got the ‘Football News of the Year’ award from the International Press Association in 2013 and also the CINE Golden Eagle.

He has toured widely ever since joining CNN in 2002, filing reports from scores of countries and interviewing several of the world’s top sporting names, among them Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Sebastian Vettel and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. He bagged the 2010 Spanish World Cup in Madrid and aired 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 as well as five straight Champions League finals.

His reporting skills covers stories from the 2010 Royal Wedding and the London G20 Summit. The studio aired the Haiti earthquake, the Mumbai terror attacks, the contested Iranian election and the death of Michael Jackson. He has stood in stead of a number of celebrities, from explorers to prime ministers, holocaust survivors, and the world’s tallest man.

To add to his work, Riddell also adds value on columns for and as well pens for magazines across the glob. He is an award-winning filmmaker and a sharp photographer whose images are always featured together with his stories on

Before joining CNN, Riddell served on British regional broadcasting; starting with ‘Calendar News’ for Yorkshire TV (YTV) in Leeds and the London News Network (LNN), where he served as a host and correspondent on the London Tonight show.

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