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Mgr, Print - Editorial
The top newsroom editor and responsible for all editorial content of the Orlando Sentinel (with the exception of the editorial page).
During the course of his journalism career, which began in 1984, Russell has worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio, covering a range of business and political topics. He also has worked as an editor at The Plain Dealer and the Boston Globe. At The Plain Dealer, he was Business Editor for four years, and then the Assistant Managing Editor/Region for five years. From 1993 to 1995, Russell worked as an Assistant Metro Editor at the Boston Globe, supervising reporters covering the massive Big Dig road-building project, Boston schools, neighborhoods and religion. He joined the Sentinel in October 2004 as managing editor and assumed his current title in 2010. As a reporter, he wrote about major bankruptcies, including the LTV Steel bankruptcy in the late '80s and the 1988 Democratic presidential campaign of Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. Russell has been a frequent speaker on college and high school campuses, delivering the winter 2004 commencement address at his alma mater, the University of Missouri's School of Journalism. He graduated from Missouri in 1984 with a degree in journalism. Russell is now the chairman of the board of directors of the Missourian Publishing Association, which oversees the student-run daily newspaper and advises the school's dean. He is also a board member of the Florida Society of News Editor and the Institute for Advanced Journalism Studies at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro.
Russell is an avid golfer, reader of history and sports books. He also enjoys exploring the state and nearby southeast locations. He and his wife, Christina, have a 21-year-old son and a 17-year-old daughter.