NABJ Congratulates Member Russ Mitchell on His Return to Local TV News
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Posted by: Aprill Turner
DC (December 22, 2011) – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates
member Russ Mitchell’s return to local news in Cleveland.
nearly 20 years at CBS News as weekend anchor of "CBS Evening News” and "The
Early Show," Mitchell is going to Gannett station WKYC (NBC affiliate) and
will be managing editor and lead anchor at 6 and 11 weeknights. Mitchell begins
his new role on Jan. 16.
congratulate Russ on his decision to return to local news. Russ is a dynamic
journalist and the Cleveland market will be served well by his breadth of
experience and his commitment to excellence,” said NABJ President Greg Lee. "In
the same vein as the recent news
of TJ Holmes leaving CNN for BET, this move leaves CBS with one less
diverse face. NABJ will continue to advocate that network news makes diversity
a top priority, and we hope that diverse talent is not limited to working
weekends, like we are seeing in many of our network newsrooms.”
worked in local television for 10 years in his hometown of St. Louis, Dallas
and Kansas City before going to CBS.
"Russ is good friend to NABJ and we couldn’t be happier
for him on his new role," said NABJ Vice President of Broadcast, Bob Butler.
"We wish him well on this newest career endeavor".