ESPN award-winning reporter Tom Rinaldi is leaving the community to sign with Fox Sports, it was introduced Wednesday.
Rinaldi is ready to cowl main sporting occasions, together with the Tremendous Bowl, World Collection, World Cup and main faculty soccer video games.
“Tom is likely one of the all-time nice folks on this enterprise and a generational storyteller,” Eric Shanks, Fox Sports activities’ CEO and govt producer, said in a statement. “The most important occasions on Fox simply acquired larger due to Tom, and we’re honored to have him as our latest teammate.”
Rinaldi, winner of 16 Sports activities Emmy Awards and 7 Edward R. Murrow Awards, reported on emotional function tales for ESPN, the place he started in 2002, and was usually on the sidelines for the NCAA nationwide championship video games of the Faculty Soccer Playoff along side his protection on “Faculty GameDay”.
“I’m past excited to hitch the nice group at Fox Sports activities,” Rinaldi mentioned in a press release. “To contribute to the community’s unbelievable assortment of stay occasions, and to proceed to inform the tales throughout these sports activities and in these venues, is such a implausible alternative. I can’t wait to get began.”
A few of Rinaldi’s most notable interviews embody the primary interview in 2010 with golf star Tiger Woods following his automobile accident and the scandal that adopted.
He authored the e book, “The Pink Bandanna: A Life, A Selection, A Legacy,” which chronicles the tragic demise of Welles Crowther, a former Boston Faculty lacrosse participant, volunteer firefighter and equities dealer who misplaced his life whereas saving others within the Sept. 11 terrorist assaults.
ESPN lately eliminated 500 positions and let go of 300 employees.