Shiba Russell to Join WXIA Morning Show

By Kevin Eck 

Former WNBC anchor Shiba Russell is joining Atlanta NBC affiliate WXIA as a morning anchor.

Starting in July, Russell will co-anchor the WXIA morning news with Vinnie Politan, Jaye Watson, Chesley McNeil and Crash Clark.

“Shiba brings extensive journalistic experience to the team as a field reporter and anchor in the country’s largest market covering some of the biggest stories in the last several years,” news director Jennifer Rigby. “She is the perfect addition to our Atlanta Alive morning team and together with Vinnie, Chesley, Crash and Jaye, they will deliver the information you need, a great dose of energy and always some motivation to help get your day off to the right start.”


She started her carer at Neighborhood News 12 in Long Island and moved on to News 12 The Bronx before working at WTAE in Pittsburgh and WCVB in Boston. She started working at WNBC in New York in 2011.