To say that women in sports journalism are a rare breed would be simply stating the obvious. From Kay Adams to Alanna Rizzo, the ladies in sportscasting keep increasing in number. Although they all have their unique stories and track record, sportscasting just tends to bring them all under one umbrella.
Alanna Rizzo is an American sports reporter who, at the time of this writing, works with the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast team on Spectrum SportsNet LA. With a career spanning not less than fifteen years, this dedicated sports journalist has thousands of hours of on-screen time under her belt. Asides that, she is also a wife. This post focuses on her biography and five interesting facts you need to know about her.
Alanna Rizzo – Biography
Alanna Rizzo was born in Colorado, USA, on August 8, 1974, to a middle-class family. Although we have no tabs on her early childhood or parents, we know her mom to be Maria Medina. A native of Colorado, Rizzo attended Sierra High School where she graduated from in 1993. While in school, she took part in track and cross country activities in Colorado Springs. Following his graduation from high school, Rizzo proceeded to the University of Colorado where she studied and earned her first degree in International Business.
Judging from her excellent performance in her studies, one would predict she’ll spend the rest of her career in the business world. But that was far from it. Her interest later tilted towards journalism. We’re not sure how it all started, but we know it was strong enough to drive her back to the University of Colorado at Boulder to earn a Master of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Alanna Rizzo soon started working as a sports anchor for CBS stations in Wichita Falls, Texas, and Madison, Wisconsin. In the years that followed, she soon found herself reporting for Root Sports Rocky Mountain. Sources reveal that Rizzo’s dedication and professionalism have earned her at least there Regional Emmy awards to date.
From 2012, she began working at MLB Network but left the following year. While there, she ran reports for the shows Intentional Talk and Quick Pitch. After leaving MLB Network, more opportunities came calling. Her incredible track record landed her a spot on the Los Angeles Dodger’s broadcast team on Spectrum SportsNet LA. She became its trademark sports reporter and was joined by fellow sportscaster Orel Hershiser. In her own words, the appointment came as a big surprise to her, but we know just how much she’s qualified for it.
5 Quick Facts You Need To Know About Alanna Rizzo
1. Salary and Net Worth
As of 2019, sources have it that Alanna Rizzo’s net worth is at least $1 million. Much of that amount has come from her career as a sports journalist. Although we have no specifics regarding her annual salary, we have a few facts to judge from. First, sources reveal that a sports reporter in Los Angeles earns between $42,000 to $90,000. More so, an MLB network reporter is paid an average of $75,050 annually. While it’s not so specific, it still offers us a reasonable income range to place her in.
2. Family Life
Alanna Rizzo hasn’t spoken so much about her parents. While we know her mom as Maria Medina, details about her father have been quite scarce. However, we know he’s alive and well as she often makes appreciative posts about him on Fathers’ Day. We also know that she’s not an only child as many assume. She has two brothers, one of whom is Anthony Rizzo – the same guy who plays for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. They also share the same birthday and both work in sports. He plays it, she reports it.
3. Personal Life
Alanna Rizzo is taken. She has been married to Justin Kole since 2013, after dating for a long time – since 2006. However, we have not seen any indication that they are expecting a baby so far.
4. Height and Body Measurements
For a woman in her mid-forties, Alanna Rizzo is doing a great job at maintaining a graceful slim build. She stands at 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters) tall and weighs 134 lbs (61 kg). She has black hair and dark brown eyes. As of the time of this writing, Rizzo measures 34-26-30 inches for her bust, waist and hips. Sadly, we have no specifics about her bra, shoe and dress sizes yet.
5. Social Media Presence
Alanna Rizzo is quite active on social media. Her Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts have garnered over 27k, 99k and 88k followers respectively.