Don Riddell is an anchor and correspondent for World Sport, working out of CNNs world headquarters in Atlanta.
He is currently the host of World Sport and is one of the networks most versatile anchors, having also presented news programs World News and CNN Today as well as the long-running feature show Living Golf.
In 2013 Riddell fronted the CNN documentary World Sports Presents: Branded a Rebel, which examines the 30th anniversary of crickets highly controversial Rebel Tours, specifically the West Indies unauthorized tour of apartheid-era South Africa in 1983. Featuring powerful interviews with some of the cricketers - who were punished with lifetime bans - Branded a Rebel won the Foreign Press Associations Sports Story of the Year award in 2013 as well as a Golden Eagle from CINE.
Since joining CNN in 2002 he has traveled extensively; filing stories from dozens of different countries and interviewing many of the worlds top sports names including Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Sebastian Vettel and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. He covered Spains 2010 World Cup victory from Madrid and has broadcast live from Wimbledon, the US Open (both tennis and golf), the Ryder Cup, the Open Championship, the Rugby World Cup, the Tour de France, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and five consecutive Champions League finals.
Riddells news experience includes reporting from the 2010 Royal Wedding and the G20 summit in London. From the studio, he has covered the Haiti earthquake, the Mumbai terror attacks, the disputed Iranian election and the death of Michael Jackson. He has profiled a variety of personalities from astronauts to prime ministers, holocaust survivors and the worlds tallest man.
In addition to his broadcast work, Riddell often writes for CNN.com and occasionally pens columns for publications around the world. He is an award-winning filmmaker and keen photographer, whose pictures are often seen alongside his reports on CNN.com.
Prior to joining CNN, Riddell worked in British regional television; starting on Calendar News with Yorkshire Television (YTV) in Leeds, and the London News Network (LNN), where he worked as a presenter and reporter for the London Tonight program.
In 1998, Riddell was invited to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace, having been identified as one of the nations young achievers by the Independent Television Commission.
He has run both the London and New York Marathons.
Riddell has a Bachelors degree with honours in Public Media/Communication and Cultural Studies from Leeds University.
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