Angela Russell co-anchors KIRO 7 Eyewitness News at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday through Friday alongside Steve Raible and Chief Meteorologist Sam Argier.
In December 2011, Angela sat down with President Barack Obama for a one-on-one interview in the White House.
Angela has hosted a number of KIRO 7 Eyewitness News special programs, including The New Washington Power Players. Traveling to the other Washington, she interviewed three of our region’s top leaders who took on roles in the Obama Administration: Gil Kerlikowske, Gary Locke and Ron Sims. She gained insight into their new responsibilities and what it’s like to work for the President of the United States.
In January 2010, Angela traveled to Haiti to cover the devastating earthquake and the people from Western Washington who helped survivors.
In March 2010, Angela spoke about her experience covering the Haiti earthquake on KIRO InColor.
With Steve, Angela moderated debates for the 2009 Seattle Mayoral and King County Executive races and hosted When the Streets Are Your Home and the all-sports edition of KIRO 7 Eyewitness News Profiles.
Her experience includes reporting on the major news of the day. She covered the historic 2008 presidential race, the Phillies’ dramatic World Series win and issues on national security at the height of the War on Terror. She also reported on a wide variety of Congressional hearings, most notably on steroid abuse in Major League Baseball. Her interviews with injured Iraq war veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center showcased the consequences of the war on military personnel and their families.
Angela anchored the Emmy Award-winning 4 p.m. newscast and reported for the 11 p.m. newscast at KYW-TV, the CBS-owned station in Philadelphia. She was also an anchor and reporter at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. and WKRG-TV in Mobile, Alabama.
She began her broadcasting career at WTMG-FM at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications News. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.