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Keith Russell Back Doing Sports in Philadelphia

russell wtxfPhiladelphia FOX owned station WTXF has named Keith Russell weekend anchor and anchor for Game Day Live.

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.

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WTXF Sportscaster Howard Eskin: ‘I think personality on TV is important’

Howard Eskin is the latest addition to the sports team at WTXF, the Fox O&O in Philadelphia. The veteran sportscaster talks to the Philadelphia Daily News about his new gig:

 ”I think personality on TV is important. Sports is an area where you can have a personality, and be a personality and do things with a personality. When I go into something, I really commit to it. At Fox 29, sports is not a ‘service’ to people, it’s part of what they want . . . They encouraged me. If I have an opinion, they want me to [give] it.”

Because Eskin – who would only describe his current contract as a “multiyear” deal – has appeared somewhere on local television for 30 years, his move to Fox29 has hardly been a new experience. Read more

Veteran Philadelphia Sportscaster Howard Eskin Joining WTXF

Sports anchor Howard Eskin is jumping from NBC O&O WCAU to Fox O&O WTXF in Philadelpia.

Eskin is the longtime host of WCAU’s “Sports Final,” as well as a local radio personality in Philadelphia. The move is a return to WTXF for the sportscaster, who once served as anchor of the station’s 10 p.m. newscast.

“I’ve been incredibly fortunate in my career, having had the opportunity to cover some of the most memorable games and athletes in Philadelphia,” Eskin said. “But, there is nothing like getting a chance to return to FOX 29, where my heart has always been. It’s great to be back.”

Beginning on September 4, Eskin will anchor sports for WTXF’s evening newscasts. John Anderson, who is the station’s current sports anchor, will take on an expanded role at WTXF, moving to reporting and anchoring news.