David Aldridge has spent almost three decades as an award-winning print, broadcast and digital journalist. He has covered the NBA since 1988, and is currently the "Insider" for Turner Sports, covering breaking news both for TNT, NBA TV and NBA.com, and serving as a studio analyst on NBA TV programs. He also serves as a sideline reporter for TNT, appearing both on game broadcasts and on Inside the NBA, and writes the popular weekly “Morning Tip” column for NBA.com. Aldridge was recognized for his work in 2016 with the highest award a reporter covering the league can receive: the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The award singles out members of the print and electronic media for, in the words of the Hall, “outstanding contributions to basketball.”
His writing career has included stints at The Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he covered most of sports’ biggest events, from the Super Bowl to the World Series, the U.S. Tennis Open, the Indianapolis 500, and the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.
As a broadcaster, Aldridge covered the 2012 Summer Olympics for NBA TV, and will cover the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. He has also covered the NCAA Basketball Tournament, Major League Baseball's playoffs and college football for Turner.
Prior to TNT, Aldridge worked at ESPN for eight years, serving as that network’s NBA insider and sideline reporter. He co-hosted the NBA2Night show on ESPN2 and also wrote columns for ESPN.com.
He has co-hosted the Tony Kornheiser Show on ESPN 980 AM radio for the last several years.
At the Post, Aldridge served as a beat writer covering Georgetown University, the Washington Bullets and Washington Redskins. At the Inquirer, he served dual roles as a columnist and as a national reporter covering both the NBA and NFL.
A longtime member of the National Association of Black Journalists and of NABJ’s Sports Task Force, Aldridge has been named the recipient of NABJ’s 2016 Legacy Award, given annually, in the words of NABJ, “to a black print, broadcast, digital or photo journalist of extraordinary accomplishment who has broken barriers and blazed trails.” Aldridge is also a past winner of the Sam Lacy Award as Journalist of the Year from the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.
Aldridge graduated from American University in 1987 with BAs in Print Journalism and History.