In case you haven’t noticed there is a new reporter in town. The Insite had a chance to meet Rucks Russell on Thursday and he says he loves Houston. Russell came here from Raleigh, North Carolina where he also served as a reporter. He says he’s still learning the city but so far in just two short months he’s enjoying Houston. His choice of music is jazz. You can catch him on KHOU-TV 11. Thanks for dropping by The Insite!
Rucks Russell combines years of experience with a hard-hitting, aggressive style.
His pursuit of the “big story” has literally carried him around the world. This includes stints as an embedded correspondent at the outset of the Iraq war, as well as covering the summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Russell has also exposed the gritty reality of gang violence, scoring exclusive in-depth interviews with Crips and Bloods members during a series of highly acclaimed reports in North Carolina.
Prior to joining Channel 11, Rucks worked in Raleigh, NC; Richmond, VA; Washington, D.C.; Orlando, Fla. and Roanoke, VA.
Russell received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. He also studied abroad in Besancon, France.
Russell is an avid hiker and enjoys spending time outdoors. He’s also committed to being a positive role model and has served as a mentor to endangered inner-city youth.