Mr. Russell started out as a one-man band for station WJWJ in Beaufort, SC where he shot and edited all his stories. He was a reporter and fill-in anchor there.
Several years later he relocated back to Washington, D where he worked for Newschannel 8, DC's only 24-hour cable news station. He started out as a photographer, then eventually moved up to reporter. It was very exciting and intense working in DC. He reported during George W. Bush's first presidential inauguration, the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the Washington area sniper incidents, and when the serial arsonist was on the loose.
After staying at Newschannel 8 for six years, it was time for a change. There was a reporter position open at WBTV, he went for it and got it. He started at WBTV in November, 2003 and have been loving the journey. He is beginning to wake and sing the song "Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to be in Carolina in the Morning."
He resides in Charlotte with his wife, Valerie and daughter Deja.