Don Riddell Biography
Don Riddell is a renowned English news anchor and sports journalist currently working as an anchor and correspondent for ‘World Sport’, working out of CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta. As the host of ‘World Sport’, he is one of the most versatile hosts of the network, having previously hosted ‘World News’, ‘CNN Today’ news programs, and also the ‘Living Golf’ long-running feature show.
Don Riddell Career
In 2013, Riddell introduced the CNN series “World Sports Presents: Branded a Rebel,” which explores the 30th anniversary of the widely divisive”Rebel Tours” of cricket, particularly the 1983 West Indies unofficial aparthaid-era tour to South Africa. ‘Branded a Rebel’ won the ‘Sports Story of the Year’ award from the International Press Association in 2013, and also as a Golden Eagle from CINE with strong interviews with some of the cricketers, whom were threatened with lifetime bans.
Riddell has travelled widely since he joined CNN in 2002, filing reports from hundreds od different countries and interviewing various top sporting names in the world, including Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, Sebastian Vettel, and Floyd Maywether, Jr. In addition, he covered the 2010 Madrid World Cup win in Spain and has transmitted live from Wimbledon, the US Open( both golf and tennis), the Open Championship, the Ryder Cup, the tour de France, the Rugby World Cup, the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi and five Champions League finals in a row.
Similarly, Riddell’s reporting expertise covers stories ranging from the Royal Wedding 2010 meeting and the London G20 summit. The anchors desk covered the Haiti earthquake, the contested Iranian election, the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, and Michael Jackson’s assassination. Besides, he has profiled a host of people, from astranauts to prime ministers, the tallest man in the world, and the veterans of the holocaust.
Furthermore, Don blogs for CNN.com and also opens a column for newspapers around the nation, in addition to his broadcast work. Riddell is an award-winning filmmaker and passionate photographer. His photographs are also used during his CNN.com coverage.
Before joing CNN, Don worked with British regional broadcasting, starting with Yorkshire Television (YTV) in Leeds on ‘Calendar News’ and the London News Network (LNN) working on the ‘London Tonight’ as a host and reprter.
In 1998, Riddell was invited to visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace, having been termed by the Independent Television Commission as one of the young achievers of the country. He ran both the New York and London Marathons.
Don Riddell Age
Riddell is 48 years old as of 2020. He was born on September 7, 1972, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on the 7th of September every year. His birth sign is Virgo.
Don Riddell Wife
Riddell has managed to keep his personal life private. Therefore, he has not yet revealed any information about his marital status. We will update this information as soon as possible.
Don Riddell Height
Riddell stands at an average height. However, he has not disclosed his exact height.
Don Riddell Salary
Riddell receives an estimated salary of between $40,000-$110,000.
Don Riddell Net Worth
Riddell has an estimated net worth of between $1 million $5 million attributed to his successful career as a journalist.