Russell comes to Washington from WPVI in Philadelphia where he served as the primary sports anchor and hosted sports-themed shows since 2005, including a top-rated live weekly high school football show. Russell also anchored wall to wall coverage of live events such as the Philadelphia Phillies’ World Series Championship in 2008.
“Keith is a smooth anchor and a solid storyteller, as he has shown through his many years working in television,” Edwards said. “I know his talents will easily transfer to news, and our viewers will enjoy his energy and his passion.”
Prior to WPVI, Russell spent more than five years as an anchor at ESPN. After covering sports for so many years, he is looking forward to moving to harder news.
“I am thrilled to join the NBC family and can't wait to contribute to an already winning team,” Russell said. “I am honored that the management at NBC4 believes in me and look forward to making Washington home.”
Russell is a native of Philadelphia and has been involved in volunteering with inner-city youth.
About NBC4 Washington / WRC
NBC4 is the #1 broadcast television station in Washington, D.C. (market #8) and the home of NEWS 4, the area's most-watched local news, NBC Washington Nonstop, and nbcwashington.com, the area's most visited local website. The staff of NBC4 produces more than 50 hours of news and information programming each week. The station is a longstanding leader in community service and produces or supports more than 35 local community events each year, including the annual NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, the largest free consumer health event in the country. NBC4 is also known for its quarterly free Community Shreds and the annual Food 4 Families, Camp 4 Kids and Backpacks 4 Kids campaigns.