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dianna russini

dianna russini is a doctoral candidate at the University of California Santa Barbara and the founder of

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Dianna Marie Russini (born February 11, 1983) is an American sports journalist who currently works as an NFL host, reporter, insider, and analyst for ESPN on NFL Countdown and NFL Live. Russini joined ESPN and became a SportsCenter anchor in July 2015. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Steinberg, Dan. "Dianna Russini will leave NBC Washington, join ESPN". The Washington Post. Retrieved 27 June 2018. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

^ Raj, Sunil Sunder. Dianna Russini, Double G Sports. Accessed August 16, 2019. "Originally from the Bronx, Russini’s parents’ moved the family to Norwood, New Jersey to give Dianna and her siblings a better life and education.... While attending Old Tappan High School, Russini kept a busy schedule playing four sports, girl’s soccer, basketball, softball and track." (Source: en.wikipedia.org Smith, Cam. "Girls Sports Month: ESPN anchor Dianna Russini got where she is because of soccer, determination". USA Today High School Sports. USA Today. Retrieved 27 June 2018. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

"From Old Tappan to ESPN: How did Dianna Russini end up on SportsCenter? - NJ.com". Highschoolsports.nj.com. Retrieved 2018-02-04. (Source: en.wikipedia.org “Russini figures to pick up right where she left off from last season’s coverage.” (Source:barrettsportsmedia.com))

NFL fans wondering when ESPN’s Dianna Russini would return to her coverage of the league got an answer over the weekend. Russini has been on maternity leave since the summer but is back on the NFL beat starting on Nov. 14. (Source: barrettsportsmedia.com)

Russini and her husband celebrated the birth of their first child this year, and she has been documenting the journey on her Substack, The Diary of NFL Insider Dianna Russini. (Source: barrettsportsmedia.com Russini broke the news on the site and revealed some wise words her friend and fellow ESPN reporter, Jeff Darlington, told her. (Source:barrettsportsmedia.com b“Someone in the business texted me when Michael was about 7 weeks old,” Russini wrote. “Saying, ‘You ever coming back to work or you just milking this thing?’ The anxiety started to creep in. I texted Jeff [Darlington] that maybe I made a mistake taking my full paid maternity leave. My head was telling me at the time my reputation as a hard-working reporter was tarnishing by the day. Jeff responded immediately from a plane as he headed home from a game: ‘The sh*t I did at work yesterday is 1,000 times less important to the world than the shit you did with Michael yesterday. Stop.’ I smiled. He was right. So after three months of recovering from labor, raising my baby, learning all about motherhood, I’m so excited to share that I am returning to television on November 14.” (Source:arrettsportsmedia.com)))

Russini figures to pick up right where she left off from last season’s coverage. She is a regular contributor to Sunday NFL Countdown, Fantasy Football Now, SportsCenter, Get Up, and ESPN Radio. (Source: barrettsportsmedia.com “It’s such a special time to be covering the NFL,” Russini said in a press release. “There’s no better place to be doing it than at ESPN. I’m thrilled to be part of such a talented team—and I’m excited about the years to come.” (Source:barrettsportsmedia.com))

Whether throwing an elbow to the throat of an opponent on the college soccer pitch or lighting up an NFL PR staff for reneging on a star player’s interview, Dianna Russini has never been a dainty flower. Not surprisingly, the ESPN reporter eschews subtlety in his no-holds-barred conversation, touching on her early obsession with journalism, how her family’s 9/11 scare impacted her career path and why the toughest part of her transition to covering the NFL had more to do with anatomy than aptitude. The Jersey girl also has plenty to say about her close-knit family, from her dad’s velcro shoes to her husband’s “average” qualities to her mom’s dating advice. (Source: podcasts.apple.com)

Whether throwing an elbow to the throat of an opponent on the college soccer pitch or lighting up an NFL PR staff for reneging on a star player’s interview, Dianna Russini has never been a dainty flower. Not surprisingly, the ESPN reporter eschews subtlety in his no-holds-barred conversation, touching on her early obsession with journalism, how her family’s 9/11 scare impacted her career path and why the toughest part of her transition to covering the NFL had more to do with anatomy than aptitude. The Jersey girl also has plenty to say about her close-knit family, from her dad’s velcro shoes to her husband’s “average” qualities to her mom’s dating advice. (Source: podcasts.apple.com)

Dianna Russini recently returned to ESPN airwaves following maternity leave and the outspoken NFL host and reporter has wasted little time getting back into the hot-take saddle. (Source: thecomeback.com Thursday, Russini, who recently signed. a multi-year extension with ESPN, was on Get Up to discuss Baker Mayfield’s struggles and what the Cleveland Browns should do about the situation. According to her, the situation finds itself in a “grey area” and likened it to a bad relationship where you waste a lot of time before you have to make the inevitable dissolution. (Source:thecomeback.com))

“I’ve really held off on my opinion about this until I saw him play against the younger guys,” said Russini. “Against Justin Herbert. Against Mac Jones. He’s o-2 against them, right? So we’re seeing the differences here. (Source: thecomeback.com The 26-year-old who is dealing with some nagging injury issues is in his fourth season with the Browns. The team put together a great season last year, finishing 11-5 and making the playoffs. So far this season the team is 5-5 and Mayfield has been decent but not the stellar leader that the Browns might have hoped for at this point. There are certainly plenty of reasons for Cleveland to stay committed to Mayfield and build around him, but there are also some lingering doubts like Russini’s that could cause the franchise to consider looking elsewhere for the future. Mayfield’s contract runs through next season but the fact that the two sides have yet to have substantive talks about an extension certainly implies there are questions about how it might go. (Source:thecomeback.com))

On this week's episode of Bills Pod Squad, ESPN NFL reporter Dianna Russini joins Kim Pegula and Maddy Glab. Russini shares her story about getting ready to get back to work after being at home with her newborn since the beginning of the NFL season. Kim gives advice on what it's like to be a working mom and what she has learned from her experience. Russini discussed some of the biggest storylines in the NFL this year, her favorite stories from covering the Bills, why she feels empowered to be back at work and how her new chapter of life looks after having her first child. Kim also talks about the trade deadline and answers a fan question to finish out the podcast. (Source: www.buffalobills.com)

On this week's episode of Bills Pod Squad, ESPN NFL reporter Dianna Russini joins Kim Pegula and Maddy Glab. Russini shares her story about getting ready to get back to work after being at home with her newborn since the beginning of the NFL season. Kim gives advice on what it's like to be a working mom and what she has learned from her experience. Russini discussed some of the biggest storylines in the NFL this year, her favorite stories from covering the Bills, why she feels empowered to be back at work and how her new chapter of life looks after having her first child. Kim also talks about the trade deadline and answers a fan question to finish out the podcast. (Source: www.buffalobills.com)

We have another one today: reporter and host Dianna Russini, with the network announcing a multiyear extension that will keep Russini on the NFL beat and other hosting duties once she returns from maternity leave. (Source: awfulannouncing.com)ESPN has signed top NFL reporter and host Dianna Russini to a multi-year extension in advance of her fifth football season with the company. Widely respected throughout the League and among fellow media professionals and NFL fans, Russini will continue to break news and share live reports from stadiums around the League while contributing to ESPN’s most prominent platforms year-round. Currently on maternity leave, Russini will return to Sunday NFL Countdown, Fantasy Football Now, SportsCenter, Get Up and ESPN Radio later this season. (Source: awfulannouncing.com)

Since joining ESPN’s NFL team in 2017, Russini has deftly handled a multi-faceted role breaking news, obtaining key interviews, hosting shows, and providing live reports, analysis and features. Some of her recent, most memorable contributions include reporting from the sidelines in Oakland during the Week 1 Monday Night Football game in 2019, interviewing Titans’ head coach Mike Vrabel and All-Pro running back Derrick Henry in advance of last year’s AFC Championship, and reporting on how the reigning Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady became a Buccaneer. Additionally, Russini was first to report on two major signings earlier this year: Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans and Trent Williams re-signing with the San Francisco 49ers – which made him the highest-paid offensive lineman in League history. (Source: awfulannouncing.com)

Russini appeared on the Awful Announcing podcast back in February of 2020, which is an episode well-worth listening to for her thoughts on women at ESPN and her career arc overall. (Source: awfulannouncing.com Russini added: “It’s such a special time to be covering the NFL, and there’s no better place to be doing it than at ESPN. I’m thrilled to be part of such a talented team—and I’m excited about the years to come.” (Source:awfulannouncing.com))

Since joining ESPN in 2015, Russini has hosted and appeared on a number of high-profile studio shows and worked NFL and XFL games for ESPN Radio and ABC, respectively. She also contributed to Monday Night Football’s digital pregame show, Monday Tailgate, in 2020. (Source: awfulannouncing.com Congratulations to Russini on the well-earned extension. Between this and her new child, August has been quite a month for her. (Source:awfulannouncing.com))

Add ESPN host and NFL reporter Dianna Russini among the people who think the Cleveland Browns should not make Baker Mayfield their quarterback of the future. (Source: www.brownsnation.com “The reality is deep down, deep in the soul, you know… and Cleveland knows, so they’re going to have to pull the plug here,” Russini said during Thursday’s edition of ESPN’s “Get Up.” (Source:www.brownsnation.com))

Russini said she wanted to see how Mayfield performed in head-to-head matchups against New England’s Mac Jones and Los Angeles’ Justin Herbert. (Source: www.brownsnation.com “I’ve really held off on my opinion about this until I saw him play against the younger guys,” Russini said. “This is the problem with what they have to do with him, he’s in the gray area, right? And, there’s no worse in life to be than the gray area.” (Source:www.brownsnation.com))

“I have always given him credit. He is a tough quarterback. I love his spirit,” Russini said of Mayfield. “He is competitive, but when it comes down to it, he needs too many good pieces around him for him to flourish. (Source: www.brownsnation.com Russini compared the Browns and Mayfield’s situation to a relationship. (Source:www.brownsnation.com))

“When you’re in love with someone and things are happy, it’s easy. It’s, ‘Yes, I’m in,’” Russini said. “When the guy is cheating on me, he doesn’t call you, he doesn’t text you back and is busy all the time, it’s ‘No.’ (Source: www.brownsnation.com)

And who the hell is Dianna Russini? Baker has been the best qb Cleveland has had in the last 20yrs, yes he has some issues but just move on, is that what the Browns should do? Remember Jim Plunkett (Source: www.brownsnation.com Fellow ESPN analyst Bart Scott, who played for the division-rival Baltimore Ravens from 2002-2008 — echoed Russini’s sentiments. (Source:www.brownsnation.com))

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Since joining ESPN’s NFL team in 2017, Russini has deftly handled a multi-faceted role breaking news, obtaining key interviews, hosting shows, and providing live reports, analysis and features. Some of her recent, most memorable contributions include reporting from the sidelines in Oakland during the Week 1 Monday Night Football game in 2019, interviewing Titans’ head coach Mike Vrabel and All-Pro running back Derrick Henry in advance of last year’s AFC Championship, and reporting on how the reigning Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady became a Buccaneer. Additionally, Russini was first to report on two major signings earlier this year: Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans and Trent Williams re-signing with the San Francisco 49ers – which made him the highest-paid offensive lineman in League history. (Source: awfulannouncing.com)

www.brownsnation.com)Mark Bergin has contributed to BrownsNation.com since November 2019. He works full-time as a news reporter for Observer Media Group in Sarasota, Florida. He also hosts the “Bleav in Steelers” podcast with Ike Taylor, a two-time Super Bowl champion. (Source:

On the latest episode of Bills Pod Squad, Maddy Glab is joined by Bills cornerback Dane Jackson. The two start with a round of rapid fire questions where we find out what his favorite super power is, his favorite food, and favorite music artist. He explains what it was like to train with three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald and why so many NFL Pitt alums train in Pittsburgh during the offseason. Jackson then shares his experiences from his rookie season and learning from players like Tre'Davious White and Levi Wallace. He explains why the offseason is perfect for spending time with his 8-month old son, Dane Jr. He also dives into his unique story of playing football for one high school while attending another for academics and how that helped shape who he is today. (Source: www.buffalobills.com)

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Whether throwing an elbow to the throat of an opponent on the college soccer pitch or lighting up an NFL PR staff for reneging on a star player’s interview, Dianna Russini has never been a dainty flower. Not surprisingly, the ESPN reporter eschews subtlety in his no-holds-barred conversation, touching on her early obsession with journalism, how her family’s 9/11 scare impacted her career path and why the toughest part of her transition to covering the NFL had more to do with anatomy than aptitude. The Jersey girl also has plenty to say about her close-knit family, from her dad’s velcro shoes to her husband’s “average” qualities to her mom’s dating advice. (Source: podcasts.apple.com)

Pro Football Hall of Fame coach and NBC studio analyst Tony Dungy joins Kim Pegula and Maddy Glab on this week's episode of Bills Pod Squad. Dungy talks about what has impressed him the most about the Bills in 2021 and shares some of the similarities he sees with some of the successful teams he's worked with in his career. He explains why he thinks the Bills defense is having a great year and his connection to Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. Dungy also talks about why he's excited to see the Bills play on Thanksgiving in New Orleans on NBC. Plus, the crew talks about some of the things they love about the NFL and where the league can continue to evolve in the future. (Source: www.buffalobills.com)

On this week's episode of Bills Pod Squad, Kim Pegula and Maddy Glab sit down with a very special guest – Kim's daughter Jessie Pegula, the world's 25th ranked tennis player (13:10). The trio talk about Jessie's career year that included an appearance in the Olympics and an extended run in the US Open. Jessie explains how her mom and dad helped her as a young tennis player and shares some of the coolest countries she's visited. Plus, she talks about the collaboration she wants to do with Bills CB Tre'Davious White and discusses who is the second best tennis player in the family. Finally, Kim shares her plans for the week as she gets ready for Sunday's game in Miami. (Source: www.buffalobills.com)

Russini appeared on the Awful Announcing podcast back in February of 2020, which is an episode well-worth listening to for her thoughts on women at ESPN and her career arc overall. (Source: awfulannouncing.com)

Bergin has covered several teams in his media career, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, University of Tennessee athletics and University of Missouri athletics. (Source: www.brownsnation.com)

 

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