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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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On the Move, 7/30/12

Doug Kezirian joins EPSN in Bristol, CT as a studio anchor and host. Previously, he was a sports anchor and reporter at KTNV in Las Vegas.

Keith Russell joins WRC in Washington from WPVI in Philadelphia. Russell will anchor the noon newscast at WRC.

Jan Jeffcoat has been named host of “The List,” a new daily national newsmagazine. Previously, she was anchor at WFLD in Chicago.

Journalists in this post are represented by Matthew Kingsley of 3 Kings Entertainment, LLC.

If you would like to report a new move, send an email to tvspy@mediabistro.com with the subject line “On the Move.”

Keith Russell Joining WRC in Washington, DC

Keith Russell has been hired at WRC in Washington, DC, the NBC O&O announced today. He will anchor the midday newscast and contribute to the station’s evening newscasts.

The move is a transition from sports to news for Russell, who has been sports anchor at WPVI in Philadelphia since 2005. Prior to that, he spent more than five years as an anchor at ESPN.

“Keith is a smooth anchor and a solid storyteller, as he has shown through his many years working in television,” WRC vice president of news Camille Edwards said in a statement.  “I know his talents will easily transfer to news, and our viewers will enjoy his energy and his passion.” Read more

Sports Anchor Keith Russell Signing Off from WPVI

Sports anchor Keith Russell is leaving WPVI in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Russell is currently the sports anchor on the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. He is also the host of a weekly football show during the NFL season and a weekly show about high school football in the area. He joined the ABC O&O in 2005 from ESPN.

The Daily News reports he may be headed for Washington, DC, although it is unclear if his next steps will be in television. His last day at WPVI will be July 31.