Alanna Rizzo – Biography, Age, Married, Husband, Family

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To sports fans, the entertainment in their favorite sports comes in dual ways. It is either during the gameplay itself or after it when a report is being made. For the latter, the arduous task of recounting the events in a sporting competition between two opposing teams is the primary responsibility of sports journalist. It is incumbent on them to serve their report/s in such a way that their listeners/viewers will savor it as if they never witnessed the live event. This on its own is not an easy task. It takes someone who is well versed in this line of job to be able to pull off such feat repeatedly. One such person who does this well, as well as conducts pre-game and post-game interviews perfectly well is Alanna Rizzo whom you are going to learn a lot about below.

Alanna Rizzo – Biography, Age

Alanna Janel Rizzo is an American sports journalist and Emmy Award-winning sports reporter who was born on August 8, 1974, in Colorado. She is, therefore, of American nationality and her ethnicity is reportedly North American.

While she was growing up, Alanna was enrolled at Sierra High School in Colorado Springs and graduated with her peers in the year 1993. She was inducted into the school’s athletic hall of fame. Following her high school graduation, Janel enrolled at the University of Colorado, where at the expiration of her stay, she earned a degree in International Business. Afterward, she came back to further her studies in the same college and this time, she opted for a course in Broadcast Journalism. By the year 2003, Alanna Rizzo bagged her Master of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Alanna Rizzo began her Broadcast Journalism career as a sports anchor for CBS station in Wichita Falls, Texas. A few years passed and she began working as a reporter for Root Sports Rocky Mountain. In the course of her work in the latter, Alanna earned three ‘Regional Emmy Awards.

Beginning in 2012, she got hired by MLB Network which enabled her to gain national prominence. At the network, Janel reported for shows like Quick Pitch and International Talk for one year (2012-2013). Her exceptionality in her reportage earned her a place in the Los Angeles Dodger’s broadcast team on Spectrum SportsNet LA as its trademark sports reporter. Alanna disclosed that her employment offer here in January 2014 came as a surprise to her. Since joining the American professional baseball team, she has consistently shown how exceptional she is as a reporter.


With regards to her parents, Alanna Rizzo was born to Maria Medina (mother), but the name of her father is still hard to come by. We have however gathered a few things about him based on posts Alanna has been making about him on Instagram. One of such facts we know is that he is an adventurous person. The journalist adores her father a lot and on Father’s Day 2016, she wished him a happy father’s day with a photo-collage. Similarly, Janel also wished her Italian grandma a happy centenary birthday with an Instagram photo she posted on 30 August 2018. The other known members of her family are her two brothers one of whom goes by the name Anthony Rizzo.

In case you are wondering if it is the same Anthony Rizzo that plays baseball for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB), yes it is the same. We learned this from a Twitter post () Alanna made on August 8, 2014, where she wished Anthony a happy birthday. They are not only siblings, they share the same birthday and are also involved in the same sports. One as a reporter, the other as a baseball player.

Is She Married? Who Is Her Husband?

On the question of whether or not she is married and who her husband is, we have got answers to both questions. Alanna Rizzo is a married woman and her husband is Justin Kole. The two became husband and wife sometime in 2013 after being together for several years. Some reports have it that they began their relationship in 2006. They have been married since 2013 and have continued to live happily with each other. On whether they have kids or not, there has been no such report that they have any.

Unlike his wife, Justin shuns publicity but we know he works as a hotel executive. He doesn’t own/operate any social media account as disclosed by his wife. This, therefore, made it extremely difficult if not impossible to get detailed and factual information about him.

Other Facts About The Journalist

Net Worth

Alanna Rizzo reportedly earns about $42, 000 to $90, 000 as a sports reporter annually. Her net worth was then estimated with this earning to be about $1 million.

Body Measurements

No doubt, she is a beautiful woman. Janel stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 54 kg. She has dark brown hair and eye color.

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