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Melissa Reddy Wiki Bio, Born, Nationality, Parents, Age, Liverpool Partner

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Name Melissa Reddy

Birthday / Age / Date of Birth / DOB Born in August 1986. As of 2020, she is around 34 years old.

Biography Profile / Wikipedia Information

Introduction :

  • Melissa Reddy is a South African journalist who predominantly writes about football.
  • She is a pioneer as a woman sports journalist & has become a well-respected writer, podcaster and TV analyst over the span of her career.
  • Currently, Reddy contributes to The Athletic Soccer and also writes for JOE, where she is the Senior Football Correspondent. She also contributes regularly to multiple other media platforms as a topic expert.

Personal Life & Family Background :

  • Reddy was born in August 1986, in South Africa.
  • She grew up in a sports-mad family, spending her childhood playing football and cricket and watching rugby.
  • Despite growing up in South Africa & her family being divided between Manchester United and Tottenham, Reddy has always been a Liverpool FC fan, with her love for football finally leading her to move to the United Kingdom in 2014.
  • Her most memorable moment as a Liverpool FC fan was a few days after her 8th birthday, when Robbie Fowler scored against Arsenal in August 1994.
  • To Reddy, being a Liverpool FC fan is not just about football; it’s about joining a family. She feels that the fan community around the club is incredibly strong.

Early Life & Education :

  • Reddy studied Media and Communications at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, during which she did an internship at Summit TV.
  • While she was completing her internship, she was encouraged to write about sports by some professional journalists. This led her to apply for a job at TEAMtalk Media, after which she finished her studies & kickstarted her career as a sports journalist.

Job, Salary & Net Worth :

  • Reddy first began writing as a sports journalist professionally in 2007.
  • She worked for TEAMtalk Media in South Africa, where she was Head of the football department.
  • Later, she became the deputy editor of KICK OFF magazine, which is Africa’s largest sports publication.
  • In 2014, Reddy moved to the UK, where she became the chief correspondent for Monday Night Football.
  • Reddy currently works for the UK based web publishing platform JOE, where she is the Senior Football Correspondent.
  • She also continues to contribute to other media platforms such as Premier League Productions, BBC 5 Live, The Athletic, Fox Singapore, Sky News, and The Anfield Wrap.

Fun Facts, Height & Trivia :

  • Reddy describes her love for Liverpool FC as being the longest relationship she’s ever had.
  • One of Reddy’s favourite drinks is gin, and is known for her perfect strategy for making Gin and Tonics.
  • As a woman, and as a person of colour, reporting on football has not always been easy. She has received a fair share of maltreatment, both online and in person. However, she does not take this personally, feeling this is a reflection of her abusers, not her.
  • South Africa has an army of fierce Liverpool FC fans, who celebrate being part of the Liverpool family through avid game watching, tattoos, and making trips to Anfield, Liverpool.
  • Melissa has built a strong following on Twitter – over 275,000 followers follow her there for her analysis & quick reports.
  • Kenny Dalglish is her favourite Liverpool manager, mainly for his sharp wit, attitude and humility.
Married & Wedding / Husband / Engaged / Partner No confirmed information on this.

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