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David Aldridge

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Biography:

David Aldridge is a passionate reporter for the Turner television networks TNT, TBS and TBD, as well as a former ESPN reporter. Starting his career as a sports writer and first and foremost a fan, he has truly become an expert in all things sports.

Prior to his broadcasting career, David attended American University and worked as a writer for The Washington Post for nine years. During this time, David was a beat writer who covered Georgetown University basketball, the Washington Bullets and the Washington Redskins, as well as the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, national college basketball and football, the Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup playoffs, the World Series, the Indy 500 and the U.S. Open. With years of writing under his belt, he proved himself to be well versed in the sports world.

Sports speaker David Aldridge reported for ESPN for eight years, covering primarily the NBA, while also writing for their website and contributing to the radio show. He made various guest appearances on Sports Center, as well as NBA 2 Night and NBA Today. He interviewed many big name athletes such as LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal and Karl Malone, for Sports Center’s “Sunday Conversations,” as well as working as an NBC sideline reporter for ABC and ESPN in 2003 and 2004. As a testament to his talent and success, David received the Sam Lacy Award as Journalist of the Year from the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition in 2002. Following his work with ESPN, he worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer from 2004 to 2008, where he served as a reporter and columnist for the NFL and NBA. In 2005, his team won second-place from the Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, for the series “The Future of Pro Sports.”

Since then, David has worked as the “Insider” for TNT’s Inside the NBA, appearing both in the studio and on the sidelines, as well as contributing news, features and updates from around the league. His sideline reporting reaches to various mediums, including the regular season, All-Star Weekend, the NBA playoffs, college football games and MLB divisional series. He also co-hosts the weekly show The Beat on NBA TV and is a commentator for other NBA on TNT features. David was featured in The Tony Kornheiser Show on Washington Post Radio from February 2007 to June 2008, and served as the co-host of WWWT in Washington D.C., and as of 2014, he is a regular co-host of the WTEM. His passionate reporting and articulate writing, matched with his diverse knowledge in the sports world, has enabled him to make a name for himself in the field.