NFL Reporter Dianna Russini Signs Multi-Year Extension with ESPN

ESPN’s popular NFL Reporter Dianna Russini has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain at the network. Following a maternity leave, Russini will appear later this season on shows including Sunday NFL Countdown, Fantasy Football Now and more.



What’s Happening:

  • ESPN has announced they’ve signed top NFL reporter and host Dianna Russini to a multi-year extension.
  • Russini will continue in her current role bringing breaking news and live reports to NFL audiences across the country. She’ll report from stadiums around the League as well as contribute to ESPN’s most prominent platforms year-round.
  • While currently on maternity leave, Russini is set to return this season appearing on:
    • Sunday NFL Countdown
    • Fantasy Football Now
    • SportsCenter
    • Get Up 
    • ESPN Radio
  • Russini joined ESPN in 2015 and has been part of the network's NFL team since 2017. Some of her more recent career highlights 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
    • Reporting on how Tom Brady became a Buccaneer
  • Prior to working at ESPN, Russini covered news and sports in Seattle, New York City, Westchester, N.Y., Connecticut, and Washington, D.C.
  • She also served as an intern at WABC and at ABC News for Diane Sawyer.

What They’re Saying:

  • Seth Markman, ESPN vice president, production: “Dianna is so passionate about covering the NFL, and it shows in every assignment she works on. From an All-State athlete in four sports to an All-Star teammate here at ESPN, she is a terrific example of how hard work pays off.”
  • Dianna Russini: “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.”