What Is Alanna Rizzo's Nationality? Family Background & Marital Status

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What Is Alanna Rizzo's Nationality? Family Background & Marital Status

Alanna Rizzo is an Emmy Award-winning sports reporter who specializes in covering baseball news. 

She joined SportsNet LA at the end of 2013 and is best known for covering the Los Angeles Dodgers for the network.

Before joining the SportsNet LA, she worked for the MLB (Major League Baseball) Network.

Is Alanna Rizzo Married?

Alanna Rizzo is reportedly married to a guy named Justin Kole.

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The Sportsnet reporter has kept the details of her married life pretty secret. However, on 1st September 2012, Alanna tweeted an anniversary post, that read-

Happy 6th wedding anniversary to my husband. Since he's not on Twitter I guess I'll actually have to tell him in person! :)

After that incident, Alanna last mentioned her husband on an Instagram post on 11th March 2015. On that post, Alanna disclosed her happiness in seeing her husband and dog in Arizona.

Following that last post, she has not mentioned her husband on her social media posts. 

Her Birthday, Nationality & Family Details

Alanna Rizzo was born on 8th August 1974, in Colorado, United States. 

Born to Cuban mother- Maria Medina, and Italian father- Anthony Rizzo, Alanna boasts American nationality.

Alanna Rizzo with her mother and grandmother in August 2019 (Photo: Alanna Rizzo's Instagram)

Alanna was raised by her mother. On the occasion of Father's Day in 2017, Alanna wished her mom on Twitter, saying, 

Happy Father's Day to my mother. The amazing woman who raised me as a single parent and did the job of a mom and a dad. Thanks mom!

Alanna's mom came to the US from Cuba when she was 22. Apparently, she could not even speak English when she first arrived in the US. But she taught herself and later even completed her Master's degree. 

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The Emmy winning reporter sees her mother as her biggest inspiration and admires her the most. 

Alanna Rizzo's Education

Alanna completed her high school from Sierra High School in Colorado. 

Later she attended the University of Colorado and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Business.

But after graduating with a business degree, she realized that she was not really a corporate person and enrolled in a journalism course. Eventually, she completed her master's degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Colorado in 2003.

Some Other Facts

  • Alanna is a huge animal lover who founded Guidry’s Guardian Foundation- an organization that helps street animals by providing financial assistance for permanent homes, medical care, and adoptive services.
  • Throughout her career, she has worked as a sports anchor at KAUZ-TV,  a sideline reporter for WISC-TV and co-anchor for CU and DU basketball games.
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