For sports fans, the entertainment in their favorite sport is twofold. This is either during the game itself or afterwards when a report is being generated. For the latter, the main task of the sports journalist is to tell the events of a sports competition between two opposing teams. It is their responsibility to serve their story(s) in a way that their listeners/viewers will savor it as if they had never attended the live event. This in itself is not an easy task. It takes someone who is well-versed in this craft to be able to pull off such a feat repeatedly. Alanna Rizzo, of whom you will learn a lot below, is the

Alanna Rizzo – Biography, Age

Alanna Janel Rizzo is an Emmy Award-winning American sports journalist and sportswriter, born August 8, 1974 in Colorado. She therefore has American nationality and her ethnicity would be North American.

While growing up, Alanna was enrolled at Sierra High School in Colorado Springs and graduated with her peers in 1993. She was inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame. After graduating from high school, Janel enrolled at the University of Colorado where, at the end of her stay, she graduated with a degree in international business. Subsequently, she returned to continue her studies in the same college and this time she opted for a course in broadcast journalism. In 2003, Alanna Rizzo earned her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Alanna Rizzo began her television journalism career as a sports anchor for the CBS station in Wichita Falls, Texas. A few years passed and she started working as a reporter for Root Sports Rocky Mountain. During her work in the latter sector, Alanna has won three Regional Emmy Awards.

Starting in 2012, she was hired by the MLB Network, which helped her gain national notoriety. At the network, Janel appeared on shows like Quick Pitch and International Talk for a year (2012-2013). His outstanding reporting earned him a spot on the Los Angeles Dodger broadcast team on Spectrum SportsNet LA as a marquee sportswriter. Alanna revealed that her job offer here in January 2014 surprised her. Since joining the American professional baseball team, she has always shown how exceptional she is as a journalist.


As for her parents, Alanna Rizzo was born in Maria Medina (mother), but her father’s name is still hard to find. We did, however, gather some information about him from Alanna’s posts about him on Instagram. One of those known facts is that he is an adventurer. The journalist adores her father very much and on Father’s Day 2016, she wished him a Happy Father’s Day with a photo collage. Similarly, Janel also wished a happy birthday her centenary to her Italian grandmother with an Instagram photo that she posted on August 30, 2018. Other known members of her family are her two brothers, one of them being called Anthony Rizzo.

In case you were wondering if it’s the same as Anthony Rizzo who plays baseball for the Chicago Major League Cubs (MLB), yes, it’s the same. We learned of this from a Twitter post (@alannarizzo) that Alanna posted on August 8, 2014, in which she wished Anthony a happy birthday. They’re not just siblings, they share the same birthday and play the same sports. One as a journalist, the other as a baseball player.

Is she married? Who is her husband?

On whether or not she is married and who her husband is, we have answers to both questions. Alanna Rizzo is a married woman and her husband is Justin Kole. The two became husband and wife in 2013 after being together for several years. According to reports, they started their relationship in 2006. They have been married since 2013 and continue to live happily with each other. Whether they have children or not, no such reports have been reported.

Unlike his wife, Justin avoids publicity, but we know he works as a hotel manager. He does not own/operate any social media accounts as disclosed by his wife. This therefore made it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to obtain detailed and factual information about him.

Other facts about the journalist

Net value

Alanna Rizzo reportedly earns around $42,000 to $90,000 a year as a sports journalist. His net worth was later estimated, with this gain, at around $1 million.

Body measurements

Without a doubt, she is a beautiful woman. Janel stands at a height of 5ft 7in and weighs 54kg. She has dark brown hair and eye color.