Sandie Rinaldo

Sandie Rinaldo was born Sandra Brycks on the 16th of January 1950 in Toronto Canada. She is popularly known as Sandie and has won many hearts across Canada in her role as a news anchor for CTV National News.


She grew up in Toronto Ontario and that is where she also attended school. She studied at York University and even though she got married while still studying she left with Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts. She is very talented and even at an early age before she started her career as a journalist she had a dancing role in one of the children's programs called "Where it's At". She has pursued her career as a journalist with a passion but kept her involvement in the TV industry as well.


Sandie was one of the first women in a man dominated world to get the permanent post as a national news anchor. Her career as a journalist has been long and successful and she is still very active within the industry. She got married at a young age but this did not stop her from being successful.

After she left York University she started with CTV as a junior secretary. She has had an extraordinary, active career in journalism in which she has had various roles. She has been the co-anchor for local World Beat News which is affiliated to Toronto CFTO. A position she had for two years from 1989 to 1991. She also has the anchor role for CTV three weekdays afternoon. Her main post as a weekend anchor for CTV she has held since 1985 until now. CTV is the most-watched national newscast in Canada. Sandie also works as a co-host and reporter for W5. Her contributions over the forty year period as a journalist is remarkable and it’s reputed that even though Sandie is 66 she still has the energy to contribute to the industry and her dedication to journalism is proven by the years that she has been involved.

The road to success was not always smooth but because of her efforts and the quality and variety of the work that she presented she became very successful at CTV. During this climb to success, she has also been recognized and has been awarded numerous awards. During her very successful career in journalism she has been awarded with 8 awards from 1990 to 2005.

These wards were varied from well-known societies such as The American film and video wards for her work she did on child birth in 1990 to the Bryden Alumni award York University in 2005. She also attained international awards for her work as an anchor woman illustrating her passion for her work as a journalist and in her own words she is not ready to give up her position as the weekend news anchor quite yet.

During this long career, she has interviewed many people and even though she admits that with the wisdom she has now she probably would have done them differently especially Bob Marley who she says is one of her most memorable interviews which she did.

Sandie did not only focus her whole career in journalism and followed her earlier TV career as well. She has done some acting on TV but mainly as an awareness program such as missing children. Missing children was recreated to try and get the public to come forward and give information about missing children. She has also produced video documentaries on childbirth and pre-natal care.

Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 16-01-1950
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian
Birth Place: Toronto
Ethnicity: White
Profession: Journalist
Employer: Television
Net Worth: N/A
Marital Status: Divorced
Ex. Husband: Michael Rinaldo
Divorced Date: 2005
Children: 3
Alma Mater: York University
T.V. Show(s): CTV National News, W5
Salary: annual salary is around $1 million
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Published : Oct 21 2013
Modified : Dec 21 2016