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Keith Russell

Keith Russell
KEITH RUSSELL is Action News' weekend sports anchor. A native of the area, he returned to his hometown of Philadelphia from ESPN, where he served as sports anchor for 5 years.

Keith started his career in sports journalism just two weeks after graduating from Morgan State University in 1995. Landing his first job as the weekend sports anchor at WHLT in Hatteisburg, Mississippi, Keith soon joined WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi. After gaining a great appreciation for the south, his next job as weekend sports anchor actually took him north, to WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island.

Born and raised in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section, Keith is thrilled to be back in the Delaware Valley. He lives with his wife, Charnita, and enjoys bowling, running, watching movies, and cheering on his favorite Philadelphia sports teams.