Sports Reporter Makes 120 Market Jump to His Hometown

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Sports reporter J Russell is making a 120 market jump.

Russell was a former sports reporter in Beaumont, Texas, before leaving the business briefly.

Last week, Russell announced he had accepted a non-sports position at the CW station in Phoenix, Ariz. It also happens to be his hometown.


“I’ve accepted a Multimedia Journalist position at Your PHX CW! I’ll be covering ONLY fun and positive stories! Concerts! Food! Comics! Sports! Praise the Lord! Thank you to my family, friends, and viewers for all of your support over the years!”

Phoenix is market 11.