Vanessa Richardson Biography
Many times the passion to do what we do comes from an experience we had. To sports reporter Vanessa Richardson, her passion for sports stemmed from the times she attended basketball matches with her father. The experiences birthed an interest in covering sports. She now works as a Houston Rockets sideline reporter and a part-time host on NBC Sports.
She was born on 16th April 1994/5 in a small Town in Indiana. Vanessa had a close relationship with her father, who had multiple sclerosis. Unfortunately, her father died in 2022, leaving her children and wife of 32 years. Vanessa has not revealed much about her personal story. We have, however, observed that she is single.
After being ignited with a passion for sports at a young age, Vanessa started pursuing it as a student at the University of Indianapolis where she was studying communication. As a student, she served as a TV personality for the school’s television and social media manager for WICR. She later became a digital specialist for WTHR.
She got her first full-time journalism job as a reporter for NBC affiliate, WLWT as a general reporter. Vanessa moved to sports when she got a job at KPRC for 2 years. In 2022, she joined ESPN Radio as a full-time NFL reporter where she got familiar with the players, coaches, and the sports.
Vanessa also got an opportunity to work as a Freelance Motorsports host where she got to delve into the motorsports world. Her point of interest has been working as a sideline reporter for Houston Rockets where she interviewed coaches and players to get a depth knowledge of the status of the team. She gives updates on players’ injuries and transfers.
Her influence in the world of sports is seen in the number of followers she has on social Media. On Twitter, 23k people and 36.9k followers on Instagram follow her content and sports updates. She has interviewed Houston Rockets assistant Coach Royal Ivey Tiago Splitter and coach Udoka.
Vanessa is among the women who have displayed a passion for sports and doing convincing reports for sports fans. Other female sports journalists like Katie Engleson and Brianna Amaranthus have also displayed similar passions.
Summary of Personal Details
Age: 29 or 30
Marital Status: single
Occupation: sports journalist
Height: approx 5 feet and 6 inches
Salary: approx $200,000