Don Riddell Biography
Don Riddell is an award-winning British anchor/reporter/correspondent/host working for CNN News where he serves as a news anchor. Previously, he served both as a reporter and an anchor at British regional television before joining the network in 2002.
Don Riddell Age
Riddell is 50 years old as of 2022. He was born on 7 September 1972 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Don Riddell Height
Riddell stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Don Riddell Family
Riddell has managed to keep his parents’ names away from the limelight. However, he often posts them on his social media pages. On July 12, 2019, he is seen posting them during their 50th anniversary, with a tweet captioned; ‘Huge congratulations to my Mum and Dad on their golden wedding anniversary today; years together that’s some achievement!’
Don Riddell Wife
Riddell is married to his beautiful wife Jen Stallone Riddell, an artist. Her commissioned portrait work is featured in private collections in Atlanta, New York, and the United Kingdom. She’s locally been featured in Atlanta and has been recognized by international juried competitions.
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 an anchor.
Don Riddell Salary
Riddell earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Don Riddell Education
Riddell went to Bishop’s Stortford College in 1982 where he pursued his A Levels, in English, History, and Economics, and later graduated in 1991. Later in 1991, he attended the University of Leeds where he graduated with honors in Cultural Studies and Public Media/Communication with a bachelor’s degree.
Don Riddell Career
Riddell is an award-winning British journalist working for CNN News based at the network’s Atlanta bureau. He serves as a correspondent and an anchor for World Sport, at the network’s world headquarters. Currently, he serves at the network’s International as the host of World Sport. Being part of the network’s versatile anchors to have featured Living Golf which is the network’s long-running feature show as well as the network’s news programs CNN Today and World News.
Riddell also covered the network’s documentary World Sports Presents: They’ll Never Walk Alone and also reported on the Hillsborough football disaster and the truth and justice long campaign. The documentary later won a silver medal for being the most recognized and powerful film at the New York Festivals. Additionally, he also covered live from Rio de Janeiro the Summer Olympics in 2016, and the deadly Colombia Chapecoense plane crash. He was in Brazil when the team returned to the competition.
Riddell has also featured events from several countrywide, not forgetting the world’s top sports names and profiling diverse stories as the emergence of eSports and match-fixing. In addition to Wimbledon, he also featured all four golf majors and the Ryder Cup, the Tour de France, the Rugby World Cup, Spain’s 2010 World Cup victory from Madrid, and the Champions League Finals.
Later in 2013, Riddell led the network’s documentary World Sports Presents: Branded a Rebel, which examined the 30th anniversary of cricket’s highly controversial “Rebel Tours”, specifically the West Indies’ unauthorized tour of apartheid-era South Africa in 1983. Covering exclusive interviews with several 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.
Aside from him featuring sports, Riddell has also covered various news events including the G20 summit in London and the 2010 Royal Wedding. Covering live from the studio, he also featured the Mumbai terror attacks, the Haiti earthquake, the death of Michael Jackson, and the disputed Iranian election. He has also featured several personalities including prime ministers, astronauts, the world’s tallest man, and holocaust survivors.
Often, Riddell is seen writing for CNN.com and was later in 2016 named a finalist as ‘Best Sports Anchor’ at the New York Festivals. Occasionally, Riddell pens columns on CNN.com’s writings for publications globally. Aside from him being a notable journalist, he is also a keen photographer and an award-winning filmmaker, whose pictures are often featured alongside his reports on CNN.com.
Prior to him joining the network, Riddell was tenured at British regional television; starting on Calendar News with Yorkshire Television (YTV) in Leeds, and the London News Network (LNN). There he served both as a reporter and presenter for the London Tonight program. Having been identified by the Independent Television Commission in 1998, as part of the youngest achievers, Riddell was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen. He has competed in both New York and London Marathons.
Don Riddell CNN News
Riddell is working at CNN News where he works alongside other famous CNN News meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Max Foster
- Dr. Sanjay Gupta
- Poppy Harlow
- Laila Harrak
- Susan Hendricks
- Erica Hill
- Michael Holmes
- Pedram Javaheri
- Van Jones
- Brianna Keilar
- Lynda Kinkade
- John King
- Melissa Knowles
- Alison Kosik
- Don Lemon
Don Riddell Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 3.7K followers on Instagram, over 5.2K followers on Facebook, and over 11.3K followers on his Twitter accounts.