Shiba Russell to Join WTXF in Philadelphia as Evening Anchor

By Kevin Eck 

Shiba Russell is joining WTXF in Philadelphia as an evening anchor.

Jim Driscoll, the vice president and news director of the Fox owned station, announced the move, saying Russell will anchor the station’s weekday 5, 6, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts alongside Jason Martinez.

“Shiba is one of the most respected and admired local news anchors in our country,” said Driscoll. “We have been fans for years and know the Philadelphia viewers will embrace her passion and professional approach.”


Russell comes from WXIA in Atlanta, where she was the weekday evening anchor. Before that, she worked at WNBC in New York. She’s also anchored Early Today for NBC News and Way Too Early for MSNBC as well as working as an anchor/reporter in Boston, Pittsburgh, Long Island and the Bronx.

“Being a New Jersey native, I’m looking forward to returning to the Northeast, connecting with all the people who call the Philadelphia region home and sharing their stories in a compassionate and thoughtful way,” said Russell.