Russ Mitchell Biography
Russ Mitchell is an American fourteen-time Emmy-awarded journalist who serves WKYC as an evening and lead anchor at 6 and 11 p.m. Also, he serves as a managing editor. He joined the station in January 2012 and has served the station for more than a decade. Previously, he served CBS News as a national correspondent and anchor of The Early Show and as the weekend anchor of the CBS Evening News.
Russ Mitchell Age
Mitchell is 61 years as of 2021. He was born on March 25, 1960, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 25th of March every year.
Russ Mitchell Height
Mitchell stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Russ Mitchell Family
Mitchell has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Mitchell has any siblings.
Russ Mitchell Wife
Mitchell has been married twice. Previously, he was married to Erica Townsend who he tied the knot in 1987. Together the couple was blessed with a daughter who they named Ashley Mitchell. Things did not go well for them and in 2000, they divorced. Later on, on December 2, 2006, he tied the knot with Karina Mahtani who he is still married to date. He resides in Cleveland, Ohio together with his family.
Russ Mitchell Net Worth
Mitchell has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor and a reporter.
Russ Mitchell Salary
Mitchell earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Russ Mitchell Career
Mitchell serves WKYC as an evening and leads anchor at 6 and 11 p.m. Also, he serves as a managing editor. He joined the station in January 2012 and has served the station for more than a decade. Previously, he served CBS News as a national correspondent and anchor of The Early Show and as the weekend anchor of the CBS Evening News.
St. Louis is his native home. Surprisingly, Just at the age of seventeen, he had already secured his first job as a nighttime switchboard operator at KTVI-TV. He attended the University of Missouri where he graduated. His career in journalism began in Kansas City where he worked at KMBC.
Later, he had greater opportunities in terms of work as larger stations began to follow him. Additionally, he relocated to New York where he worked at CBS as the co-anchor of Up to the Minute a CBS overnight News broadcast. Also, he served as the correspondent for Eye-to-Eye alongside Connie Chung in 1993.
Moreover, he worked for the CBS Washington bureau in 1995. Later on, he served as a co-anchor of CBS News Saturday Morning in July of 1997, whereby he traveled as a reporter for the CBS Evening News alongside Dan Rather and 48 Hours. In addition, he interviewed then-President Laurent Kabila in the Democratic Republic of Congo, covered the war in Bosnia, and reported from India, The Marshall Islands, Indonesia, and Cuba.
On September 11, 2001, he was on the anchor desk with Dan Rather reporting from Ground Zero and other parts of Manhattan on the days and the weeks that followed. Furthermore, he anchored the live CBS Special Report most recently on the capture and death of Osama Bin Laden on May 1, 2011.
In his career as a journalist, he attained both local and National Emmy awards for his outstanding work. Also, he received other awards. For instance, the New York Association of Black Journalists Award for Best Documentary, the Press Club of St. Louis 18th Annual Media Person of the Year Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for his coverage of the Elian Gonzales story, and the National Association of Black Journalists Award.
In addition, The University of Missouri School of Journalism honored him with the Missouri Honor Medal in 2007. On a side note, the award has importance to him.
Russ Mitchell WKYC
Mitchell is working at WKYC where he works alongside other famous WKYC anchors and reporters including;
- Adam Boulton
- Will Ujek
- Brandon Simmons
- Monica Robins
- Pat Chiesa
- Nick Camino
- Leon Bibb
- Andrew Horansky
- Lynna Lai
- Matt Stanridge
- Jason Frazer
- Matt Wintz
- Hollie Strano
- Betsy Kling
- Danielle Wiggins
- Romney Smith
- Jay Crawford
- Jim Donovan
- Dave Chudowsky
- Maureen Kyle
- Laura Caso
- Sara Shookman
Russ Mitchell Social Media Platforms
Mitchell is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 16k followers on Twitter, over 2k followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.