Tom Rinaldi Biography

Published On Jul 06, 2017

Tom Rinaldi started his career at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana. Further, he served as the reporter for KATU-TV in Portland, Oregon. After four years of his service at KATU-TV, he joined CNN/SI as the reporter.

Tom Rinaldi worked in CNN for four years and later moved to ESPN, where he covered ESPN’s golf, College GamesDay, Sunday NFL Countdown, and SportsCenter and much more.

Tom Rinaldi is an American citizen and belongs to the white ethnic background. Looking towards his personal life, Rinaldi married Dianne, after dating for some years. Now, the couple is blessed with a son Jack and a beautiful daughter Tessa.

Talking about his economics aspects, Rinaldi has a net worth of around $1.5 million. He earns his salary mainly as the reporter. Besides monetary success, he has received several Awards and Honors. He won 15 national Sports Emmy Awards and six national Edwards R. Murrow Awards.

Tom Rinaldi facts on timeline

Joined WNDU-TV


Tom Rinaldi started journalism career through WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana as a reporter. He then joined KATU-TV in Portland, Oregon as the reporter. 

Joined CNN/SI


After four years of his service in KATU-TV Tom Rinaldi Joined CNN/SI, as a reporter. In CNN/SI Rinaldi served until 2002From the channel, he grabbed a large experience and success.

Joined ESPn


In the year 2003, Tom Rinaldi Joined ESPN as a reporter. There he covered programs like ESPN’s golf coverage, College GamesDay, Sunday NFL Countdown and SportsCenter.

Tom Lead Interviwer


Since 2006, Rinaldi established himself as the lead interviewer and feature reporter for ABC’s coverage of golf and ESPN. Unforgettably he was the first interviewer to interview Maint Te’o once after he was catfished.

Published Books


Reporter and writer Tom Rinaldi in the year 2016, published the book named “The Man in the Road Bandanna", which is about Welles Crowther. His book inspired many peoples.

Current Updates


In the present time, Tom works as a Sidline reporter for NBA Playoffs on ESPN. As of 2017, he has a net worth around $1.5 million. His big amount of salary comes from his journalism career.