Dianna-Russini
Dianna Russini | Biography

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  • Full Name Dianna Russini
  • Occupation Sports Journalist, Reporter, Host, Analyst
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New York, USA
  • Birth Date Feb 11, 1983
  • Age 38 Years, 9 Months
Sports Journalist, Reporter, Host, Insider, Analyst at ESPN

Dianna Russini | Biography

Dianna Russini was a Divison 1 soccer player between 2001 and 2005 at the George Mason University

Russini has made many notable features while working for ESPN, including an exclusive interview with the footballer Le'Von Bell before his first MNF game with the Jets. Other notable moments include conversations with Titans All-Pro running back Derrick Henry and head coach Mike Vrabel before the 2019 AFC championship. 


Dianna Russini is an American sports journalist. She is a reporter, insider, and analyst for many programs on ESPN, including NFL Countdown and NFL Live.

Who is Dianna Russini?

Dianna Russini is an NFL host and reporter. She currently works with ESPN as an analyst and has been featured on many ESPN programs. 

Early Life and Education 

Russini was born on 11 February 1983 in Bronx, New York, to Camille and Rick Russini. She has a brother and a younger sister, Nicole Russini. 

She grew up in the Norwood, New Jersey area. She was an All-State athlete in four sports - soccer, basketball, softball, and track. 

She attended George Mason University from 2001 to 2005, where she was a Divison 1 soccer player for all four years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Journalism.

Career 

From an early age, Russini was interested in a career as a reporter. While pursuing a degree in journalism, Russini worked as a Student Sideline reporter between 2003 and 2005 at Comcast. 

After college, she started her career as a reporter at News 12 Westchester between 2005 and 2007. She was then hired by NBC News and got the opportunity to work as the WNBC General Assignment Reporter or Bureau Chief for a year. 

In 2009, she moved to Seattle to work as a reporter and host for Comcast. It brought much recognition to her work. She again moved to NBC News. From 2011 to 2013, she worked as a sports anchor, reporter, and general assignment reporter for NBC and then gained a promotion to work as a sports anchor and sports reporter between 2013 and 2015.

In 2015, Russini entered ESPN as a SportsCenter Anchor and anchored for the programs NFL LiveSunday NFL CountdownFantasy Football NowGet UpSportsCenter, and ESPN Radio network.

In 2019, Russini worked her first Monday Night Football as the sideline reporter for ESPN's season-opening contest between the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders. Likewise, she worked on NFL game broadcasts for ESPN Radio. In 2020, she was the reporter for the first season of XFL games on ABC. 

Uncovering important NFL stories

Russini has made many notable features while working for ESPN, including an exclusive interview with the footballer Le'Von Bell before his first MNF game with the Jets. Other notable moments include conversations with Titans All-Pro running back Derrick Henry and head coach Mike Vrabel before the 2019 AFC championship. 

Russini has also uncovered many NFL stories, such as the Saints' move to re-sign franchise quarterback Drew Brees, the Washington football team's decision to draft Dwayne Haskins, and the influence that ownership played in the decision. She also broke the story about how Tampa Bay landed, Tom Brady, the Titans signing Julio Jones, and Trent Williams re-signing with the 49ers and becoming the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history. 

Personal Life 

On 26 September 2020, Dianna Rusinni, via her Instagram, announced her engagement with Kevin Goldschmidt. Goldschmidt works in the finance sector and is currently with the Shake Shack corporate finance. 

The couple tied the knot the same day in a socially-distanced, low-key wedding. Russini kept her relationship private and revealed about her boyfriend when he proposed. 

The couple has a son, Michael Andrew, born on 8 August 2021. 

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