Mike Russell

An Emmy-winning broadcaster, Mike Russell worked previously at stations in Denver and San Diego before moving to Mississippi in late 2007.

Title: Anchor & Reporter
mrussell@wtva.com

An Emmy-winning broadcaster, Mike worked previously at stations in Denver and San Diego before moving to Mississippi in late 2007.

"My Mississippi roots run deep," said Mike. "I have family all over the state. So when I moved to the Magnolia State nearly a decade ago, it was truly like coming home."

A former baseball player, Mike was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds and attended Long Beach State University on an athletic scholarship before turning his attention to broadcast journalism, production and creative services.

He has worked at both the local and national levels - and has worked with fellow broadcasters, actors, athletes, business leaders and politicians.

In Tupelo, Mike produced and hosted a positive-media talk radio show on the SuperTalk Mississippi radio network. He also was the inaugural president of the Tupelo Film Alliance (a film and video production network created to support the Tupelo Film Commission), and has emceed the Tupelo Film Festival.

Finally, Mike is a husband, father, photographer, movie lover and part-time media director for Hope Church Tupelo.