joined WCVB-TV (an ABC affiliate in Boston) in January
2006 as co-anchor of the weekend EyeOpener and Sunday 10 a.m. newscasts
and general assignment reporter.
Prior to joining
WCVB, Russell was weekend evening anchor and
general assignment reporter at WTAE-TV, a Hearst-Argyle television
station in Pittsburgh. At WTAE, she contributed to stories that won the
prestigious Edward R. Murrow and National Headliner Awards. Previously,
Russell worked at News 12 The Bronx as a reporter and anchor.
Born in Boston,
Russell was raised in New Jersey. She is a magna cum
laude graduate of The College of New Rochelle and holds a
degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Russell lives in the Boston area with her husband and young daughter.
“I always look
fondly upon my experience at CNR because of the
overwhelming support I received from a host of professors and
Their support and the ability to attend an all-women's college
instilled in me the spirit to fight for what I want in life no matter
how big the obstacle.
“My experience at
CNR was very personal. I was able to travel to
several states, win awards, complete internships and create
relationships with unforgettable mentors. Those mentors would later
help me gain entry to the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at
Northwestern University. These women gave me the confidence to keep
forging ahead, maintain good grades and keep my eye on the prize.
Professors Ann Raia, Nancy-Elizabeth Fitch and Roxanne Zimmer were