Who is Heather Dinich?

American journalist Heather Dinich was born in Indiana, USA, on 25 October 1974, making her zodiac sign Scorpio. She’s probably known best for the work that she’s done for the American international basic cable sports channel ESPN – originally Entertainment and Sports Programming Network.

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Education and early life

Heather and her two siblings, whose names haven’t been disclosed, were raised in Indiana by their father Dave and mother Carol; not a lot about Heather’s family is known, as she respects their privacy, but it’s believed that her mother was a nurse, and her father a real estate agent.

Heather’s parents were huge fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB), and she thus grew up a fan, as well; she’s revealed that she still has autographs of former Pirates stars Bill Mazeroski and Andy Van Slyke.

Heather studied at Pottsville Area High School, and was mostly into playing sports during her four years there; she was on her school’s soccer team, and also ran track and played volleyball. She matriculated in 1997, and then enrolled at Indiana University, Bloomington from which she graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Career as a journalist

Upon graduation, Heather began an internship at the magazine “The Washington Post”, and was mostly in charge of covering college basketball; she became somewhat popular after having covered American former basketball coach Robert Montgomery ‘Bobby’ Knight.

Following the report, Heather was invited to work as a reporter for the magazine “Centre Daily Times”, and she spent two years there, focused on covering Penn State Football; Heather quit mostly because she and American coach Joe Paterno were unable to get along.

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She was then hired to work as a sports journalist for the newspaper “Baltimore Sun”, covering the University of Maryland’s football and basketball teams, a position she held for three years before then joining ESPN.

Heather was initially hired to work for the website ESPN.com as their Atlantic Coast Conference reporter, writing game stories and blogs, which she did for six years, then in 2013 began covering the College Football Play-offs. She’s since been given many other responsibilities, including contributing to ESPN radio program “College Game Day”, and their shows “Get Up” and “SportsCenter”; for seven consecutive years, Heather’s also worked as an analyst on ESPN show “Championship Drive: Who’s In”.

In 2021, she was the Football Writers Association of America’s president.

YouTube videos about Heather

Heather doesn’t have her own YouTube channel, but has been the focus of many YouTube videos uploaded onto the video sharing service by other users; most of these feature her working, and we’ll be mentioning three of the most popular about Heather, which’ve contributed to the rise of her popularity on the internet.

Her #1 video “’Alabama is done’ after loss to LSU – Heather Dinich | The College Football Show” was uploaded by ESPN on 10 November 2019, and has since been watched over 160,000 times; it features Heather discussing the aforementioned loss Her most watched #2 video is “College Football Playoff scenarios after wild rivalry week | SportsCenter”, uploaded by ESPN on 25 November 2018, and has since been viewed more than 160,000 times; it shows Heather discussing College Football Play-offs.

Heather’s #3 video “Can No. 4 Cincinnati upset No. 1 Alabama? | Get Up” was uploaded by ESPN on 6 December 2021, and has been watched over 120,000 times; it shows Heather, Desmond Howard and Paul Finebaum as they’re discussing College Football Play-off.

Presence on social media networks

Heather’s followed by close to 5,000 people on Instagram, and has posted nearly 250 pictures and videos onto the social media network, most of which show her during her everyday life.

She’s highly active on Twitter; Heather launched her account in June 2014, and it’s today followed by over 65,000 people, while she’s tweeted close to 17,000 times, mostly to keep her fans up to date with the latest happenings in college football.

Her Facebook page’s followed by over 6,000 fans; her most recent update was on 8 January 2019.

Love life and husband

Heather prefers to keep the details of her love life away from media, but it’s still widely known that she’s today married to non-celebrity American John Dutton.

John hasn’t revealed a lot about himself, as he maintains his own privacy, but it’s believed that he’s a businessman. Neither he nor Heather have spoken in public about how and when they met, or when they exchanged vows, however, it’s widely believed that they were together for five years prior to marrying in 2012.

Heather and John have three sons together: John Jr, William and Benjamin.

Heather hasn’t spoken of the men whom she had been with prior to dating John, to whom she’s married as of November 2022, and they have three sons together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Heather’s physically highly active, and besides going to the gym several times a week, also enjoys running, cycling and hiking.

She’s passionate about travelling and has been to nearly all of the US states thanks to her career; Heather’s also vacationed in more than 10 European countries, and has visited several Asian and African countries too.

She’s volunteered with a couple of charity organizations, as well as donated money to an undisclosed non-profit which works with underprivileged children.

Heather’s a lover of animals, and has revealed that she’d like to have pets, but cannot because of her work schedule.

She likes to cook, and has shown off her skills in some of her Instagram videos.

Heather’s favorite actresses are Shirley MacLaine and Jodie Foster, and some of her favorite movies include “The Last Word”, “Closing the Ring” and “Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay”.

Age, height and wealth

Heather’s age is 48. She has brown eyes and long brown hair, her weight is about 130lbs (60kgs) and she’s 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall.

Heather’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million, as of November 2022.

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