• Emily Riedel is a TV personality best known for her starring role in the reality TV series “Bering Sea Gold”.
• She holds an American nationality and was born on 4 July 1988 in California.
• Emily used to dream of being an opera singer, but gave this up when her career as a gold miner and TV personality started to bring in money.
• She has a pet Husky dog, and is an avid traveler.
• Emily’s net worth is estimated at over $250,000.

Who is Emily Riedel?

Emily Riedel was born in California USA, on 4 July 1988 – her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds American nationality. She is a TV personality who is perhaps known best for her starring role in the reality TV series “Bering Sea Gold”, which also starred Shawn Pomrenke and Mike Rowe – every season of the show features several people searching for gold in shallow waters, while often also finding precious ore in the seabed dirt. The series won Brandon Kinder a 2013 Broadcast Music, Inc. Film & TV Award.

Early life and education

Emily was raised in California alongside her brother Nate, and their sister whose name isn’t known by their father Steve Riedel who is also a TV personality, and their mother who is a housewife, but whose name isn’t known.

Emily grew up being encouraged by her parents to focus on her education, and upon matriculating in 2006, she enrolled at the University of South California from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocals and music in 2010. She was only then given a green light by her parents to focus on her career as a TV personality.

Career as a TV personality

It was Emily’s friend Zeke Tenhoff who got her interested in gold mining. While she was looking for a job, he invited her to keep him company to Alaska, and she eventually fell in love with the job as well as with the state of Alaska.

Emily’s first appearance was in two 2012 episodes of the talk-show “Bering Sea Gold: After the Dredge”, which starred Thom Beers, Zeke Tenhoff and Scott Meisterheim, and the same year saw her appear in the adventure movie “Bering Sea Gold: Back to the Dredge”, which follows the cast as they talk about the upcoming season. The following years saw Emily appear in single episodes of various talk-shows, such as “The Jeff Probst Show”, “Larry King Now” and “Varney & Company”, and she was then invited to guest star in the 21 August 2014 episode of the news show “The Insider”, but which received poor reviews.

From 2012 to 2014, Emily starred in the reality documentary series “Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice”, which also starred Zeke Tenhoff and Shawn Pomrenke, and follows three teams of gold miners run by three captains who have to be able to think very fast, be extremely focused and know about teamwork; the risk is often huge but the payout can be great.

Emily went on to make a guest appearance in the talk-show “Home & Family”, and in 2015, she was invited to appear in an episode of the hit talk-show “Steve Harvey”, hosted by Steve who is perhaps known best for hosting the game-shows “Family Feud” and “Celebrity Family Feud”.

The year 2020 saw Emily appear in the episode “Josh Gates Tonight: Indiana Josh” of the adventure mystery reality series “Expedition Unknown”, which has been airing since 2015 and stars Josh Gates, Tony Sam and Evan B. Stone.

It follows an archeologist as he looks for artifacts all around the world, and the series has received mostly positive reviews.

Emily’s most recent appearance has been in the 2020 episode “Where Are They Now?” of the talk-show “Gold Rush: The Dirt”, which has been airing since 2012 and stars Christo Doyle, Parker Schnabel and Tony Beets. It follows the gold miners of Alaska as they talk about their highs and lows.

Today, Emily is the owner of her own vessel she calls Eroica.

She was to be an opera singer

Around the same time that she launched her career as a gold miner and TV personality, Emily was dreaming about becoming an opera singer.

Emily Riedel

She became interested in it while attending college, and performed a couple of times but soon learned that the job wasn’t enough to pay the bills, and that she was nowhere near becoming a famous opera singer. After her gold mining job started bringing in money, she give up on her dream of becoming a famous opera singer.

Love life and relationships

Emily is very secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t mentioned any men she has perhaps dated except for one: Zeke Tenhoff. It’s believed that she would’ve kept this relationship a secret as well if only the two weren’t starring alongside in the series “Bering Sea Gold”.

Zeke was born in 1987 somewhere in the USA – he’s kept his place and date of birth hidden from the media’s attention – he holds American nationality, and is widely known for being a TV gold miner.

He was home schooled because his parents were afraid of various things happening in high schools, including shootings and drugs, then Zeke decided that he didn’t want to attend college. He gained recognition after starring in the show “Bering Sea Gold”, and has to this day saved up around $100,000. Although no longer together, it has been reported that Emily has recently helped Zeke overcome a difficult period of his life when one of his closest friends, John Bunce killed himself. Zeke turned to alcohol but Emily helped him stop drinking. He is today dating Sarah Dunn, an American author.

Emily hasn’t talked about any other men she has perhaps dated, and as of February 2021, she is single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Emily loves to travel, and her career as a gold miner has made it possible for her to travel all around Alaska, while she’s also been to various other US states, such as Florida, Texas and Nevada. Winter is her favorite season as she likes all winter sports, including skiing and snowboarding.

Emily is as dog-lover, and often uploads pictures of various dogs onto her Instagram account, while she has her own pet Husky dog. Her favorite animals are sea turtles.

She is interested in photography, and in the future would like to work as a professional photographer.

In her spare time which she doesn’t have a lot of, Emily likes to watch movies starring her favorite actress Uma Thurman, such as “Pulp Fiction”, the trilogy “Kill Bill” and “The War with Grandpa”. Some people have also claimed that Emily resembles Uma.

Age, tattoos and net worth

Emily’s age is 32. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) and she weighs around 165lbs (75kgs). Emily has a couple of tattoos, including one reading ’79 Au’ – the periodic table symbol of gold.

As of February 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $250,000.


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