Female sports journalists are everywhere – from the locker room to the pitch as well as the panel room. Whether you like it or not, sports reportage is no longer left for the men alone. Currently, many female sports reporters, as well as writers, have emerged including Heather Dinich. She is a multi-talented American sports journalist, writer, television anchor and host, best known for the American sports channel ESPN.

Heather Dinich is a lover of sports, right from her childhood and today, she is a well-known sports journalist making the rounds on ESPN. Since the inception of her career, Heather has worked with so many news channels and newspapers including Washington Post, Centre Daily Times and Baltimore Sun among others. She has been a prominent figure on ESPN featuring on so many programs including GameDay radio, ESPN’s Championship Drive program just to mention a few.

There are so many interesting things to know about the amazing reporter Heather Dinich. Find out more about her below.

Bio (Age)

Heather Dinich was born in Indiana, in the United States on October 25, 1974. She was raised along with her two siblings by their parents Dave Dinich and Carol Dinich. When she was growing up, she developed an interest in sports and often watched them on television along with her father Dave, in some occasions, the duo would go to the games to watch them live. She attended Pottsville Area High School and graduated in 1997. While at Pottsville, she was reporting for Tide Lines, Pottsville High’s Student Newspaper.

After her graduation from High school, she enrolled at Indiana University in Bloomington where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism after which she got a two-year internship program with Washington Post. Heather was able to cover the college men’s basketball coach legend Bobby Knight and eventually wrote a story for Washington Post when he got fired.

The talented journalist returned to Pennsylvania in 2002 where she worked as a reporter for Centre Daily Times. Dinich was covering Penn State Football and her relationship with the Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno popularly known as JoePa was a very rocky one.


Later on, she joined Baltimore Sun where she worked as a sports journalist, reporting for University of Maryland’s men basketball as well as football. The amazing reporter worked for three years and left Baltimore Sun in 2007.

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ESPN Career

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Dinich analyzing College Football with Paul Finebaum

Heather Dinich started her career at ESPN in November 2007. She first started as an Atlantic Coast Conference beat writer and later she started daily blog writing and then writing game stories for ESPN.com. She did that for about six years and in 2013, she was moved to her current position which involves covering all the College Football Playoffs.

The talented reporter is always on the move, flying between Bristol, Connecticut and her base Annapolis, covering all the games for ESPN. She broadcasted the details of the three previous College Football National Championship Playoffs. Currently, her work ranges from covering the suits of the sport to knowing the commissioners, heads of college football playoff, athletic directors, and the conference commissioners who make all the decisions.

Additionally, Dinich is a professional mentor for the University of Maryland and she also belongs to several organizations including Association for Women in Sports Media, and Football Writers Association of America. Heather, alongside Chris Cotter and Mark Kay, are the hosts of ESPN program titled Championship Drive.

Family: Husband and Kids

Heather Dinich has tried to strike a balance between her professional and personal life. She doesn’t mix them up and has been doing well with that. She married her longtime sweetheart John Dutton in a private wedding. The date and venue of the wedding are really not known; the couple is blessed with three sons – John Jr., Benjamin, and William. They have been together for so many years and there is no sign of breakup or divorce. Heather and her family currently reside in Annapolis, Maryland in the United States.

Body Measurements

The amazing sports journalist has an attractive personality. She has a slim bodybuild and outstanding body measurements which has made it hard for her fans to believe that the reporter is a mother of three. She stands tall at 5 feet 7 inches with black hair as well as black eyes. Dinich’s weight and body measurements are not available at the moment.

Heather Dinich’s Net Worth, Salary Earnings

Heather Dinich is a talented sports reporter and has been outstanding in her journalism career. She has amassed a lot of wealth which has contributed to her huge net worth and she is also living a decent lifestyle with her family.

However, Dinich’s net worth cannot be ascertained at the moment as it is still under review. She is reportedly earning an average salary of $80 thousand to $90 thousand annually. She has appeared on ESPN GameDay radio, the Championship Drive Podcast as well as many other shows.

She is very active on social media and you can connect with her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Quick Facts about Heather Dinich

Birth name: Heather Dinich

Date of birth: October 25, 1974

Birth City: Indiana, United States

Birth sign: Scorpio

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: White

Education: Indiana University

Profession: Sports Journalist, Writer, TV Host

Height: 5 feet 7 inches

Weight: N/A

Body Measurements: N/A

Marital Status: married

Spouse: John Dutton

Children: 3 (John Jr., Benjamin, and William)

Net Worth: N/A

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