AFL great turned TV star Nick Reiwoldt QUITS his footy commentating role to move to America after rejecting a massive offer from Channel Seven
- Nick Riewoldt is departing Fox Footy for a move to the United States
- He will relocate to his wife’s hometown of Houston, Texas with their sons
- Riewoldt, 40, received a huge offer from Channel Seven to leave Fox Sports
- But he has decided to take a sabbatical away from his promising media career
Nick Riewoldt is putting his burgeoning TV career on hold, with the AFL great set for a move to the United States with his family.
The St Kilda legend has this summer been weighing up a lifestyle change despite enjoying a promising year on Fox Footy, where he has earned a reputation as a well-respected analyst.
According to The Herald Sun, rival broadcaster Channel Seven made a huge offer to prise him away from Fox Sports, promising footy commentary as well as appearances on the network’s non-sport programmes.
Nick Riewoldt will step away from his promising media career to take a sabbatical
However, Riewoldt has rejected that big offer to take a sabbatical in America, with his manager confirming that he will relocate to Houston, Texas, the hometown of his wife, Catherine.
The pair will move with their three children: James, Will and Teddy, in January. Fox Footy are understood to be supportive of the move.
The Riewoldts have spent the past few months Stateside and the boys attended a local primary school for a term.
Riewoldt is relocating to the United States with his wife, Catherine, and their three boys
While Riewoldt will take a step back from his media career, the same outlet reports that he will continue to work on business developments with major stadium manager PMY Group while he is away.
The 40-year-old’s departure from Fox leaves the network scrambling for a replacement, with Riewoldt an integral figure in their AFL coverage.
He features on On The Couch with Jonathan Brown and Garry Lyon as well as Saturday night live show Best On Ground with Mark Howard, Nathan Buckley, Kath Loughnan and Brown.