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In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Dianna Russini

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In just a few short weeks, Dianna Russini, a 32-year-old former sports anchor for NBC Washington, will be making her debut for ESPN. The news was announced back in mid-May, and Russini recently finished up her last day with her former employer. She's expected to be an anchor for the Worldwide Leader's SportsCenter program. How often she'll be featured is still a mystery.

Where is she from? How did she get her career started? Is she single? We've got all of those answers and more, along with a few photos of the rising star. 

In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN's Dianna Russini >>>

Where Is Diana Russini From?

Diana Russini is from New Jersey, but chose to attend college at (and play soccer for) George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. While in school, she was a student sideline reporter for Comcast Sportsnet Bethesda in Maryland. She also got her first writing experience for a local online website in New Jersey. She claims there's "nothing she cares about more" than telling a compelling sports story.

How'd she get her career started?

">@BruceBeck4NY back to NY worried the NYRs will be done soon. #capspic.twitter.com/Ls4pSzZQXu

— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN)

10 years of friendship but I'm excited to send @BruceBeck4NY back to NY worried the NYRs will be done soon. #capspic.twitter.com/Ls4pSzZQXu

— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) May 6, 2015

">May 6, 2015

How Did She Get Her Career Started?Russini bounced around a great deal in her first few years in the business. After graduation, her first job was with News 12 in Westchester/Hudson Valley. She worked as a reporter for WNBC in New York. She eventually picked up and moved across the country, working for Comcast Sportsnet Northwest for a year. She then moved back to the NYC area, getting a gig with News 12 Long Island. Finally, in December of 2011, she got a job as a sports anchor at NBC 30 in Connecticut. How did she wind up at ESPN?

">March 28, 2015

How did she wind up at ESPN?Russini stayed at NBC 30 for a few years before moving down to Washington D.C. to take the same role with a larger affiliate. She stuck around for two years before getting an offer from the Worldwide Leader. Now, she's headed back up to Connecticut to anchor SportsCenter and a few other programs. With a background covering the Redskins, many believe she could be part of ESPN's NFL coverage in the future.Have I seen her before?

">March 7, 2015

Have I seen her before?Well, maybe - if you live in the areas she's worked in. There's also the below video, which went viral back in 2012. It shows Russini catching a pass (while diving in the mud) from Red Ryan during Eric Mangini's football camp. Ryan was a fan.Is Russini single?Is she single?Russini isn't married, but she also isn't single. If you check her social media accounts, she's been dating the same guy for quite some time. Sorry all, better luck next time.More photos of Dianna Russini

">October 28, 2014

Here are a few more photos of Diana Russini. You'll be seeing her on-air soon enough.

">@DMVNewsWatch: .@NBCdianna reporting from Redskins Park on News4 at Six. pic.twitter.com/SoWBu1x8ks

— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN)

@DMVNewsWatch: .@NBCdianna reporting from Redskins Park on News4 at Six. pic.twitter.com/SoWBu1x8ks

— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) October 20, 2014

">October 20, 2014

">@BSeagears: The Real Russini lol @NBCdianna pic.twitter.com/NSxBNPO4oV

— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN)

I ran the right route. Hit me. “@BSeagears: The Real Russini lol @NBCdiannapic.twitter.com/NSxBNPO4oV

— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) October 19, 2014

">October 19, 2014

">October 6, 2014

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