Dianna Russini 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. Prior to being hired by ESPN, she worked as the main sports anchor for WRC-TV in Washington, D.C.
In the past, she was the youngest reporter ever hired at WNBC in New York City as a reporter. She moved to sports soon after moving to Seattle as a reporter and anchor for CSN Northwest, News 12 Westchester and NBC stations: WRC-TV, WNBC, and WVIT. In July 2015, Russini joined ESPN after Disney executives saw her sportscast in DC, she was soon picked up by ESPN to anchor SportsCenter.
Russini also anchors SportsCenter. She played women’s soccer for four seasons at George Mason University and was All State in soccer, basketball, softball, and track at Northern Valley at Old Tappan High School in New Jersey.