Russell replaces Colleen Wolfe who is leaving the station Sunday. She started at WTXF in 2012.
From 2005 until 2012, Russell worked at Philadelphia ABC station WPVI before leaving to work as a news anchor at WRC in Washington, D.C. He has also anchored sports for CNN and ESPN, WJAR in Providence, RI, WJTV in Jackson, MS and WHLT in Hattiesburg, MS.
Russell will also contribute to the 10:30 p.m. Sports Sunday show.