KIRO 7's Angela Russell to leave broadcast news

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After anchoring the Emmy Award-winning 4 p.m. newscast at the CBS-owned station in Philadelphia, Russell joined the KIRO team.

KIRO 7’s evening anchor Angela Russell will step away from TV news to pursue her passion for writing and to spend more time with her two young daughters. 

“When I was a rookie reporter in Mobile, Alabama, I never imagined I would have the opportunity to work in Seattle, Washington; especially as the evening anchor! The experiences at KIRO 7 the last 5 ½ years have been surprising, amazing, and life changing. Now, I am ready to move on to my next adventure!” Angela said. 

She began her broadcasting career at WTMG-FM at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications News.

After anchoring at the CBS station in Philadelphia, Angela joined the KIRO team. 

Angela has hosted a number of KIRO 7 Eyewitness News special programs, including The New Washington.

In December 2011,  she sat down with President Barack Obama for an interview at the White House. She also interviewed three of our region’s top leaders who took on roles in the Obama Administration: Gil Kerlikowske, Gary Locke and Ron Sims. 

In January 2010, Angela traveled to Haiti to cover the devastating earthquake and the people from Western Washington who helped survivors. 

In 2013, Angela hosted a town hall to answer questions about the new health care law. She will leave KIRO at the end of 2014. 

Russell will stay in touch by social media. But stay tuned! You may see Russell pop up on KIRO 7 for future projects. 

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