In sports reporting, Heather Dinich is popular for her unique and innovative ways of relating stories. What stands her out from a good number of sports reporters out there is her wealth of experience, which provides her the ability to bring life to a seemingly boring game. This quality makes her one of the go-to reporters at ESPN and she has been able to reach several milestones in the profession. Below is everything that’s worth knowing about the ESPN reporter.
Who Is Heather Dinich and How Old is She?
The life history of Heather Dinich began in Indiana, the United States where she was born on the 25th of October 1974. Of white ethnicity, Heather spent her early days in a home, made up of her parents, Dave and Carol Dinich, alongside her two siblings whose names are not known. Her father, an avid sports enthusiast, always took Heather and her siblings to watch games. So, the ESPN reporter grew up harnessing a passion for sports and reporting.
Heather attended Pottsville Area High School where she joined the student’s newspaper, Tide Lines. She also got educated at Indiana University in Bloomington, majoring in journalism.
Her line of studies led her to intern with Washington Post for two years, where she was assigned the duties of reporting interesting topics in basketball, including the famous story of how the legendary Hoosiers men’s basketball coach, Bobby Knight, was fired when he grabbed a freshman by the hand and infringed the zero-tolerance policy enacted by Indiana University.
In 2002, following the completion of her studies at the school and obtainment of a degree in journalism, Heather Dinich left her hometown for Pennsylvania. There, she took up a reporting job at the Centre Daily Times which saw her covering Penn State football games.
Later on, she made a leap in her career by joining the Baltimore Sun as a sports anchor. For the three years she worked with the media outlet known as the biggest daily newspaper circulating in Maryland, she would serve in her utmost capacity. As it happened, she left the outlet in 2007 to assume the role of Atlantic Coast Conference beat writer on ESPN website.
Her unique style of reporting, which endeared football fans to her was her chief forte; it helped her grow quickly in the job as she soon became a senior writer on the site and also a studio analyst. In 2013, Heather Dinich was tasked to report college football play-off games by ESPN, and she has continued to discharge her duties to the best of abilities.
Salary and Net Worth of The ESPN Reporter
Since Heather’s journey in journalism began professionally in Pennsylvania, she has worked in various positions and with several organizations. This, of course, comes with huge financial benefits. Moreover, her remarkable career at ESPN has been a huge source of income for her. Her salary is estimated to be in the range of $85,000-$90,000.
In view of that, it has been roughly calculated that Heather Dinich’s net worth is around $3 million. There is no doubt that she can afford to enjoy some luxuries.
Is Heather Dinich Married?
For many years, Heather Dinich kept her personal life private and was very mindful of sharing it with mainstream media. This caused many people to wonder if Heather had a better half. Good enough, it was later uncovered that the talented reporter is a married woman. The name of her man is John Dutton and they dated for a long time before marriage.
However, the sports reporter has kept the full identity of this man to herself. There is no information about what his career looks like or the date they wedded. Nonetheless, it is known that their union has produced three children; three boys. Her children’s names are John Jr., Benjamin, and William. The family currently lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
How Tall is Heather Dinich?
Heather is a very beautiful journalist and doesn’t look her age at all. Although what she weighs is not known, she looks fit and is 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.70 m).
Apart from sports reporting, Heather loves cooking and listening to music. She also enjoys horse riding and traveling. Heather has served as an All-America Committee member of the Football Writers Association of America. She held that position in 2009.