Tom Rinaldi Biography
Tom Rinaldi is an American journalist who is working for Fox Sports as a reporter. Also, he contributes to the network’s world-class portfolio of live events. He joined FOX Sports in January 2021.
Tom Rinaldi Age
Rinaldi was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States. However, he has managed to keep details regarding his birth and age away from the public eye.
Tom Rinaldi Height
Rinaldi stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Tom Rinaldi Parents and Siblings
Rinaldi was raised in Cresskill, New Jersey in the company of his family. He exchanged vows with his wife, Dianne. The couple has a son, Dianne, and a daughter, Tessa. Further, they reside in nearby Tenafly.
Tom Rinaldi Net Worth
Rinaldi has an approximate net worth of $ 15 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.
Tom Rinaldi Salary
Rinaldi receives an annual salary spanning $ 4,00,000 which he receives through his career as a reporter.
Tom Rinaldi Education
Rinaldi finished his high school education and attended the University of Pennsylvania. During his stint there, he finished his studies, became a graduate, and thus attained his undergraduate degree. Further, he has a Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Tom Rinaldi Career
Rinaldi serves Fox Sports as a reporter. Also, he contributes to the network’s world-class portfolio of live events. He joined FOX Sports in January 2021. Further, he attained 16 Sports Emmy Awards and seven Edward R. Murrow Awards. During his career, he has provided coverage for numerous of the biggest events in sports from the sidelines of the College Football Playoff National Championship, the Masters, Wimbledon, the Olympics, the NBA, and more. Prior to FOX, he served ESPN as one of the network’s most eminent correspondents and storytellers since 2002.
While there, he reported sports and told stories across platforms and programs. Additionally, he worked on event assignments while there. For instance, he served on the sidelines at the College Football Playoff National Semifinal and Championship games and the Rose Bowl. In golf, he provided coverage for all four majors and served as the network’s primary interviewer at the Masters. Moreover, in tennis, he served as a play-by-play announcer for matches at Wimbledon and the US Open. Also, he handled on-court interviews and the trophy ceremony at the Open.
During NBA regular and post-season games served on the sidelines. Else, he has provided coverage for the Super Bowl, the Final Four, the World Series, the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, the Breeders’ Cup, and the Olympics. Aside from his live events duties, he attained fame for his original storytelling. For instance, his story “Carry On,” recorded the bond between two high school wrestlers from Cleveland and the TV producer who made a crucial difference in their lives. The story earned him the national Edward R. Murrow award for best news documentary.
Apart from his 16 national Sports Emmy Awards and seven national Edward R. Murrow Awards, he earned five separate Emmy Awards nominations. Furthermore, he attained nominations in the categories of reporting, writing, and feature storytelling, over 40 times in total. To boot, he authored the New York Times bestseller “The Red Bandanna: A Life, A Choice, A Legacy.” The book recorded the brave acts and awful demise of former Boston College lacrosse player, equities trader, and volunteer fighter, Welles Crowther. Crowther passed away while saving others in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
He has sat with and interviewed some of the biggest names in sports such as Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Derek Jeter, Kevin Durant, Jack Nicklaus, Magic Johnson, Nick Saban, Rafael Nadal, Mike Krzyzewski, and Mariano Rivera.
Tom Rinaldi Book: The Red Bandanna: A Life, A Choice, A Legacy by Tom Rinaldi
Rinaldi has authored a New York Times bestseller book, “The Red Bandanna: A Life, A Choice, A Legacy.” The book records the brave acts and awful demise of Welles Crowther, who served as a Boston College lacrosse player, equities trader, and volunteer fighter. Rinaldi’s book can be found on Amazon in paperback, hardcover, Kindle, and audio.
Tom Rinaldi Super Bowl LVII(2023)
On Sunday, February 12, 2023, Rinaldi will serve Super Bowl LVII as a sideline reporter alongside Erin Andrews where the kickoff time is 4:30 p.m. MST (UTC-7) at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Further, Mike Pereira will serve as the rule analyst. This will serve as the initial time Super Bowl assignment for Fox’s broadcast team of Greg Olsen and Kevin Burkhardt after Joe Buck and Troy Aikman departed for ABC/ESPN and Monday Night Football. Additionally, it serves as the final game to be covered under the current NFL television contract.
Tom Rinaldi ESPN/Leaving ESPN
Rinaldi joined ESPN in May 2003 after serving CNN/SI from 1998 to 2002 as a reporter. In 2007, he served as a sideline reporter for the NBA playoffs. During his stint there, he contributed to ESPN’s tennis broadcast at Wimbledon and the US Open, and ESPN’s golf broadcast. From 2006 to 2020, he served as the lead interviewer and feature reporter. In December 2020, he left ESPN for Fox Sports.
Tom Rinaldi Twitter
Rinaldi is active on his Twitter account with a following that surpasses 397.