16 January 1950
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||television news anchor|
|Spouse(s)||Michael Rinaldo (d. 2005)|
Youth and education
She was born in Toronto, and was first seen on television as a dancer during the mid-1960s on CBC Television youth series such as Where It's At. Rinaldo graduated from York University's Fine Arts program with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in 1973.
A week after graduation, Rinaldo joined CTV Television Network's news division, initially working as a junior secretary to Donald Cameron, director of news. She later advanced to production manager then research for W5, as well as reporting for CTV National News and Canada AM. She became anchor for the newscasts on Canada AM in 1980, making her the first woman in Canada to hold a full-time position as a national news anchor. In 1985 she became weekend anchor of CTV National News, a post she has held ever since, except for a brief period from 1990 to 1991 during which she was co-anchor with Tom Gibney of the local World Beat News on the network's Toronto affiliate CFTO.
Since longtime weekday anchor Lloyd Robertson's retirement in 2011, Rinaldo has served as substitute anchor for Robertson's successor, Lisa LaFlamme, on the main weekday national newscast. Since 2009, she has been anchoring CTV News Channel three weekday afternoons. As of 2010, she is also a co-host of W5 and a contributing reporter.
She was married to Michael Rinaldo (c. 1945–2005) until his death, and has three daughters.
A list of awards won by Rinaldo:
- Bryden Alumni Award, York University (2005)
- RTNDA award for Best Newscast for coverage (1999)
- World Medal from the International Film and TV Festival, New York (1997)
- Finalist Certificate for Best News Anchor, International Film and TV Festival, New York (1991)
- Silver Medal for Best Coverage of an Ongoing News Story, International Film and TV Festival, New York (1991)
- Silver Medal, Best Coverage of an Ongoing News Story, International Film and TV Festival, New York (1991)
- Bronze Medal, Best News Anchor, International Film & TV Festival, New York (1990)
- Silver Medal, Best Analysis of a Single Current News Story, Houston International Film Festival (1990)
- American Film & Video Award for "Childbirth From Inside-Out" (1990)
- "You Asked Us: Solving the puzzle of the mysterious sign". The Vancouver Sun. 1993-01-30. pp. C9.
- "'Nicest news anchor' rejects notion she hasn't paid dues". The Gazette. 1992-02-08. pp. E9.
- Davis, Chuck (1994-01-16). "Birthdays, Etc.". Vancouver: The Province. p. A2.
- "The Accolade Project Team - Sandie Rinaldo". York University. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- Wells, Tom (18 June 1988). "From her shaky start as a secretary Sandie Rinaldo worked her way up the broadcasting ladder at CTV to anchor the weekend news". Starweek. Toronto Star. p. S4. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- "Rinaldo leaves CFTO". The Globe and Mail. 1991-07-24. p. C3.
- Zerbisias, Antonia (2005-06-07). "Sad News". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
- "Awards & Scholarships". York University. 2005. Retrieved 29 August 2010.