Sandie Rinaldo Biography
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|Date of birth :||January 16, 1959|
Sandie Rinaldo, born name Sandra "Sandie" Rinaldo is a television journalist and anchor from Canada, who has been working for CTV News and has been active as the journalist since 1973.
Born on 16 January 1959, in Toronto, Ontario Canada Rinaldo made her first television appearance as a dancer on CBC Television youth series in “Where It’s At”. She attended York University and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts program in 1973. Upon completion of her University study, she started her professional career from CTV channel.
At CTV Television Network, she worked as a junior secretary to the director of news, Donald Cameron.Soon after, she received a promotion within the short interval and became production manager and also served as a reporter for CTV National News and Canada AM. In 1980, she became the first woman to work on the position of a full-time national news anchor.
Since 1985, she has been serving as the weekend anchor of CTV National News, except in between 1990 and 1991, when she worked as co-anchor for the local World Beat News on the network’s Toronto affiliate CFTO.
Currently, she serves as a substitute anchor for the weekday national newscast and has also been serving as an anchor at CTV News Channel. At the same time, she is also serving as a co-host of W5 and a contributing reporter.
Awful Personal Life
Sandie tied the knot with Michael Rinaldo in 1945, and the couple had a fantastic family life along with their three children. But fate had something else in mind; her husband died in 2005 and since then she has been living single life fighting with the painful memory of her husband.
She was diagnosed with Cancer once, but her positive attitude and optimistic thinking helped her to win the fight against cancer. Despite facing such a tragic event in her life, she never gets distract from her profession.
Rinaldo once went for a plastic surgery to change her facial looks.
Awards and Earnings
Having been active in the industry since 1973, she has won numerous awards such as Bryden Alumni Award (2005), RTNDA award for Best Newscast for coverage (1999) and World Medal from the International Film and TV Festival (1997). Similarly, she was also Bronze Medal recipient in Best News Anchor in International Film & TV Festival Award held in New York in 1990 and Silver Medal, Best Analysis of a Single Current News Story, Houston International Film Festival (1990).
Currently, her estimated annual salary is $1million, and she has a net worth of $18million.