Russ Mitchell Bio | Wiki
Russ Mitchell ( Full name Russell Edward) is an American anchor and reporter. He currently serves as a lead anchor at WKYC ( NBC affiliate) based in Cleveland, Ohio. Russ is best known for his job at CBS. At the station, he served as the anchor of The Early Show on Saturday, news anchor for The Early Show on weekdays, as well as a weekend anchor of the CBS Evening News.
In December 2011, an announcement was made that Russ would leave CBS and become part of the WKYC news team based in Cleveland, Ohio. His new role there was to serve as a lead anchor, He assumed the role in January 2012. Russ has been honored with many local as well as national Emmys Awards. He holds the National Association of Black Journalists Award.
Russ also won the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award due to his reporting on the Elian Gonzales story. Additionally, he holds the New York Association of Black Journalists Award for Best Documentary. Russ also holds the Press Club of St. Louis 18th Annual Media Person of the Year Award. In 2007, he won the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. The medal was given out by The University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Russ Mitchell Age
He was born on March 25, 1960, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America. Russ is 62 years old.
Russ Mitchell Height
He is a man of average stature. Russ stands at the height of 5 ft 8 in ( Approx 1.73m).
Russ Mitchell Family
He was born to his father and mother in St. Louis, Missouri but grew up in Rock Hill. However, Russ has kept a very low profile about his parents and siblings. Their names and occupations are not known to the public.
Russ Mitchell Wife
He has been married twice. At first, Russ married his ex-wife Erica Townsend. The couple exchanged their wedding rings in 1987. The two were blessed with a baby girl called Ashley Mitchell. However, the relationship never worked out as they had planned, they, therefore, decide to divorce in 2000. Russ later married his second wife called Karina Mahtani. They wedded on December 2, 2006.
Russ Mitchell Education
He attended and graduated from a high school in Webster Groves in suburban St. Louis. Later, Russ joined the University of Missouri where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1982.
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His first tv job came when he was just 17 years old. Russ served as a nighttime switchboard operator at KTVI-TV. His professional career started at KMBC based in Kansas City before moving to New York as the co-anchor of the overnight CBS News broadcast. In 1993, Russ became a correspondent for Eye-to-Eye with Connie Chung. In 1995, he began working for the CBS Washington bureau.
Russ was named co-anchor of CBS News Saturday Morning in July 1997, he traveled widely as a reporter for the CBS Evening News along with Dan Rather. He covered the war in Bosnia, visited the Democratic Republic of Congo, and also interviewed then-President Laurent Kabila. Russ reported from different parts including Cuba, India, Indonesia, as well as The Marshall Islands.
On September 11, 2001, both Russ and Dan Rather were on the anchor desk when they reported from Ground Zero and other parts of Manhattan. He also anchored the live CBS Special Report coverage. In the report, Russ captured the death of Osama Bin Laden on May 1, 2011. He currently serves as a lead anchor at WKYC based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Russ’s other colleagues at NBC include;
Holly Thompson– anchor
Lauren Lowrey – anchor
Russ Mitchell Salary
His main source of income is his job as a lead anchor at WKYC based in Cleveland, Ohio. Russ earns an average salary of $71,592 per year.
What Is Russ Net Worth
He has accumulated decent wealth from his career as a journalist. Russ has an estimated net worth of $978,576.
Where Is Russ Mitchell Now
Currently, Russ serves as a lead anchor at WKYC based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Is Russ Mitchell Married
Yes. He married twice. At first, Russ married his ex-wife Erica Townsend. The couple exchanged their wedding rings in 1987. The two were blessed with a baby girl called Ashley Mitchell. However, the relationship never worked out as they had planned, they, therefore, decide to divorce in 2000. Russ later married his second wife called Karina Mahtani. They wedded on December 2, 2006.